Thomas Leroy Ratterree, son of the late Levi and Doris Marie (Loughridge) Ratterree, was born September 16, 1954, in Cabool, Missouri, and went home to be with Jesus on May 8, 2021, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. He was 66 years, seven months, and 22 days of age.
Thomas grew up and attended school in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was united in marriage to Shirley (Borden) Ratterree on August 1, 1986, in Springfield, Missouri. Thomas worked for Pizza Hut for 40 years before retiring as store manager in 2019 in Marshfield, Missouri. He had helped open the Pizza Hut in Mountain Grove earlier in his career.
Thomas enjoyed fishing and hunting, including fishing trips to Canada and Texas. He looked forward to deer hunting with his brothers each season. He had a great love for the Lord and faithfully read and studied the Holy Bible. He attended Assembly of God Church in Marshfield for many years.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Shirley Ratterree of Mountain Grove; three brothers, Terry Ratterree of Mountain Grove, Junior Ratterree and wife Jean of Cabool, and Don Ratterree and wife Midge of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Glenda Bell and husband Raymond of Norwood, Missouri; several nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation was held Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Graveside services followed at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, with Rev. Gary Fry officiating. Jared Moore sang “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You,” “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” “Sweet Beulah Land” and “Sheltered In The Arms Of God.” Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery was under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.