Graveside services for Terry Anthony Ratto, 61, of Byars will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Byars Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Ratto passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Duncan Regional Hospital.
He was born August 4, 1959 in Oklahoma City. He was one of eight children of Raymond and Thelma Ellis. Terry was raised in Stratford and attended school there, graduating with the Bulldog Class of 1977.
Out of school, Terry began working in the oil field. Some years later, he took a job with Flex N Gate in Ada, and spent the next 20 years as a supervisor and production manager.
By chance, Terry met a young lady named Donna. Her daughter had introduced them, and they quickly hit off. Terry and Donna were married in 1990, and together they raised three children, son, Tony and daughters, Amanda and Teri.
Terry drove a truck for a while, until suffering a stroke. Through all of his challenges and difficulties, Terry remained positive. He loved people, was the biggest Steelers fan, and looked forward to seeing his kids and grandkids. He was a wonderful husband and father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a true friend. He will be dearly missed!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Ratto and Raymond and Thelma Ellis and two brothers, Kenny Ellis and Raymond Thurman.
Terry is survived by his wife, Donna of the home; son, Tony Ratto of Warr Acres; daughters, Amanda Lyons and husband, Andrew, of Paoli and Teri Ratto of Byars; brothers, Jerry Ellis and Burnie Ellis, both of Oklahoma City; sisters, Michelle Cobb of Oklahoma City, Diane Bain of Blanchard and Angela Briscoe of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Keely, Peyton, Kysen and Kinley; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Logan Cobb, Brandon Cobb, Mike Borboa, Joe Borboa, Bill Bain and Jake Bain.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.