Dewey loved the song, “I Can Only Imagine.” No longer will he imagine “…… what it will be like to walk by His side.” Dewey transitioned to his eternal home, July 11, 2016 at about 10 p.m. surrounded by his family. George Dewey Ratliff, Jr., having completed his list of earthly missions, was called home by his Lord God defeating pancreatic cancer July 11, 2016. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bosque County Courthouse in Meridian, Texas. Dewey Ratliff was born March 21, 1951 in Kentucky to George Dewey Ratliff, Sr. and mother, Alma Whitaker Ratliff. They moved to South Bend, Indiana, the next year. He and his wife, Julie Pederson, came to Bosque County in 1995 moving to the family farm at Norse. He found he had arrived home. A committed family man, Ratliff married Julie Pederson in Farmersville, Texas, April 8, 1989, and was blessed with three children: Ann, Caleb and Christian.