James Richard "Rick" Thrift

Born on November 18, 1952

Departed on January 6, 2015 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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THRIFT, JAMES RICHARD “RICK” of Hendersonville. Born Nov 18, 1952 in Milledgeville, GA to James Arthur Thrift, Jr. and Frances Smith. Entered into rest on Jan 6, 2015. Survived by loving wife of nearly 30 years, Connie Thrift; brother, Randy Thrift of Warrenton, GA; brother-in-law Frank Johnson of North Augusta, SC; and several friends, nieces, and a nephew. He was employed as a manufacturing manager and attended Calvary Chapel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Johnson. Visitation will be at 2 pm Fri, Jan 9 with a Celebration of Life at 4 pm, all at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville. For those who desire to give in Rick's memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org/donate).

11 Comments to James Richard "Rick" Thrift

  1. Donnie McGahee
    January 8, 2015 2:35 pm

    My condolences to the Thrift family.

  2. Beverley Drewry
    January 8, 2015 4:57 pm

    We are going to miss Rick. His smile, laughter and good times will never be forgotten. My most sincere condolences to the Thrift family especially, his loving wife and my dear friend Connie. May God bless and keep you all.


    Beverley Drewry

  3. Justin Richardson
    January 8, 2015 5:04 pm

    We will miss Ricky and his upbeat attitude and contagious smile. I can’t think of a single time that I was around him that he was not smiling or laughing. Our deepest sympathy to the family and especially Connie – we love you!

  4. Anna English Kelley
    January 8, 2015 7:25 pm

    Our prayers are with you.

  5. Brenda Hart Starling
    January 8, 2015 7:53 pm

    The WCHS Class of 1970 will always remember Rick. My condolences and thoughts are with the Thirft family.

  6. Ben, Kerri and Bennett Stephenson
    January 9, 2015 9:58 am

    I know Ricky and Mom are having a ball. God will give you peace that transcends all understanding through this time. Our prayers are with you, Connie.

  7. Carla Rossetti
    January 9, 2015 12:43 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Rick; he was a kind-hearted, soft spoken man who always wore a smile. My prayers are with the Thrift family.

  8. Lynne Bartels
    January 10, 2015 1:59 am

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to all of Ricky’s family. You are all in my prayers. To Connie, I send my love.

  9. Janet Hobbs
    January 11, 2015 7:44 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Ricky’s death. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to all of the family.
    Classmate of his from WCHS 1970

  10. Jim Langford
    January 12, 2015 11:22 am

    I can not express the saddest I feel on my good friend’s passing. May the Lord be with you all!

  11. Lynne Phillips Drury
    February 5, 2015 9:29 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Rick at Dixie Wire. One of the kindest, compassionate and professional man I have ever known. He will be missed. Thinking of his wife and family.

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