John Bradford Thrift, age 63, of Callao, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. He was born on June 24, 1956 to Joseph Bradford and Leroi Clark Thrift and was a lifelong member of Totuskey Baptist Church. John had a 31 year career as a Corrections Officer at Camp 17. He was an outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and raising hound dogs. He grew a large garden and canned the produce he grew. John was a loving husband to Sadye and father to Joe, as well as a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews
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John is survived by his loving wife, Sadye Packett Thrift; his son, Joseph Delano Thrift; his sisters, Joyce Thrift Hudson, Nancy Thrift Parr (Jimmy), and Patricia Thrift Robinson (Clent); his sister-in-law Olive Jean Thrift; his brother-in-law Jimmy Robinson; his cousin, Doris Westman “Spud” and best friend, Wayne Larry King; and many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his dog, Frog, who followed him everywhere and his grand-dog, Kobe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joseph Bradford Thrift, Jr., and sister, Grace Thrift Robinson.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Totuskey Baptist Church with interment following in the Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Totuskey Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Totuskey Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 100, Haynesville, VA 22472