BIll Ratliff

Tampa, Florida

Age 63


Bill Ratliff, the longtime anchor and managing editor at News Channel 8 in Tampa, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Ratliff worked for News Channel 8 for 27 years, from 1982 to 2009. He won numerous awards from news and social organizations. He leaves his wife, Linda, a son Chet and daughter Shannon.

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Our hearts are broken here in lake placid Area as we say good bye to Bill! He was a part of our family every morning for so many years! Just want to thank the Ratliff Family for sharing Bill with the rest of us here in lake placid Area! Rest in Peace, Bill! ? love you bill rest prace

"Bill was such a giving person with such compassion. I had the privilege of receiving a certificate by Bill, for volunteer work with HRS Children Services. I watched him every morning before work. Bill was always professional and a great family man. I pray that your family will find comfort and peace in God." For you will be truly missed!

May the Lord bless you and keep you in his perfect peace as "Mr. Bill, TV ANCHOR is in the arms of the Lord Jesus now and always. He will be broadcasting all great events in Glory from now on. Like the wonderful concert going on now with Whitney, Donna and Robin as well as many others. Great Reporting always with GRACE and Humor.

Our prayers go out to Bill's family and friends. He will be sadly missed. He was an awesome news man and it was sad to see him retire and even sadder to hear that he had past away. God bless your family in this time.

Bill was destined to be loved for his compassion and professionalism since his days at UC/CCM's broadcast division. Even then, Bill treated everyone with respect and loving kindness. He will always be remembered.

May god comfort you and your family. You will be missed.

We never met,but watched Bill from the time he came to Channel 8 until he retired, which was a sad day in itself. He brought great joy to the viewers and the morning show has never been the same.
May God Bless you in this time of loss, but take pride in the love he had for you and for his fans.

My thoughts and prayers are with Bill's family in their time of grief..

Littel League Baseball
Florida District 6

Never met Bill Ratliff but I felt he was part of our family. Prayers for the family.