Clifford “Cliff” Beach Thrift passed into the Lords hands on September 28th, with his family at his side. He was born October 13, 1956 in Coronado, CA, the son of Janice Beach Thrift. He graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1975 and received an Associates degree in Underwater Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology.Cliff was an outdoors man through and through. Always loving the sea, Cliff took a shrimping position with friends, where many laughs were shared and memories made. After shrimping, Cliff continued his maritime career with Weeks Dredging Company, finally leaving for Hornbeck’s Off-shore as a Captain. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and passionate about both flying and music. More than anything, Cliff adored spending time with friends, family, and wife, the true love of his life.
Cliff was proceeded in life by his mother Janice Beach Thrift.
He is survived by his wife, Marnie Thrift, his two brothers, Phil (Georgene) and Donald, nephew Dalton, four step-children, Morgan McNeil (Ken Mulstay) Shannon Wooten (Bryan) Shane McNeil (April Ross) and Katie McNeil, two grandsons, Lukas and Arthur Mulstay, and his most beloved friend, Allen Mills.
Please join us for a celebration of Cliff’s life at the Ocean Club of Amelia on October 6th from 3PM-6PM. 2080 S Fletcher Ave., Amelia Island, FL.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Cancer Research in memory of Cliff Thrift to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Cancer Research 841 Prudential Dr. Suite 1300 JAX,FL 32207.
Rest in peace our dear Captain, you were greatly loved and will be dearly missed.