Wesley T. Ratcliff
Wesley “Wes” Thomas Ratcliff, 59, of Frisco, Texas, went to his eternal home on Friday, October 28, 2022, after a courageous battle with ALS and a multitude of health issues.
Wes was born on July 24, 1963, to Fred Lizzo Ratcliff and Bettye Louise Chambliss Ratcliff in Shreveport, Louisiana. He grew up in Monroe, Louisiana where he was a 1981 graduate of Neville High School. After briefly attending Northeast Louisiana University, he began a long and successful career spanning nearly 30 years as a manager of Johnny’s Pizza House, a job that he truly loved and missed tremendously when health reasons forced him to retire early.
Wes was an avid golfer, playing as much as he could with family and friends, loved to shoot pool, and was a huge LSU fan. He had a passion for music and was a talented singer and guitarist. Wes had an infectious smile and unmatched sense of humor that kept everyone around him laughing. Everyone always loved having him around. He was the life of the party and one of a kind. After marrying is wife Lisa, he developed a love for traveling and seeing new sites and experiencing new adventures. Wes and Lisa enjoyed living life to the fullest until his declining health slowed him down. This did not stop Wes, however, as he continued to push through the pain to spend time with those he loved. Above all, Wes always put his loved ones first and was always willing to make sacrifices to make sure everyone was happy and well taken care of. He always gave unselfishly for the good of others. A friend to many who was always there in times of need. Wes was loved by everyone whose lives he touched and will be missed tremendously.
Wes is preceded in death by his mother, Bettye Louise Ratcliff, and father, Fred Lizzo Ratcliff. Wes is survived by his wife and love of his life, Lisa Louise Ratcliff; three sons Wesley Robert Ratcliff, Sean Thomas Ratcliff, and Ryan Lee Diel; three daughters, Darcey Lauren Ratcliff, Taylor Nicole Dunn, and Lindsey Marie Sirmans (Anthony Sirmans); three grandchildren, Jaxon Cale Sirmans, Landry Grace Sirmans, and Wesley Ryker Ratcliff; one sister, Lisa Ratcliff McClane (Jim McClane), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Wes will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Fellowship Church East Campus, 9950 Rolater Rd, Frisco, TX 75035. A live-stream link will be available for those who are unable to attend in person.
An informal celebration of life will also be held in West Monroe, LA on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Johnny’s Pizza House at 809 Warren Drive at 6 p.m. for anyone who wishes to gather with us in fellowship and remembering Wes.
Flowers may be sent to Hope Fellowship Church prior to the service or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Foundation or Team Gleason in Wes’ memory, if so desired.
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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I never met a person that didn’t love Wes. He was genuine, funny and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I will never forget the great times I had working with him and just hanging out socially. Truly a one of a kind person. Goodbye brother.
To Lisa and family, May God be with each of you during the services, but more lifting each of you up after the crowds have cleared, the phone calls have stopped, the doorbell has stopped ringing, may he lift you up, comfort you during your lowest times alone, missing Wesley! Love you, Debbie
I’m the time that I met you we became really close so close that I even started calling you dad I remember the first time I met your son Sean and it became a good friendship the memories we made will never be forgotten I remember when you just got your wheel chair and you kept calling yourself a lighthouse with the lights on it doing circles but something crazy that I thought about is that when I was 3 I met my step dad and when Sean was three he met you sadly you passed 2 days after my step dad passed away but you and my step dad will never be forgotten