Wade Ratliff, 83 of Kimper, Ky., died at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky. April 5, 2010. He was born Jan. 20, 1927 to the late Richard Wade Ratliff and Mary Elizabeth Smith Ratliff. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at the Thacker Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at the Ratliff Family Cemetery at Long Fork \Road in Kimper, Ky. Visitation started Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. with open visitation being held Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thacker Funeral Home in Pikeville, Ky.