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John Thrift, Jr.

September 9, 1937 — January 20, 2022

John Haddon Thrift, Jr., 84, of Chester passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at his home. Born September 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Doris Perkins and John Haddon Thrift, Sr., and was also preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Crowder Thrift; and sisters, Barbara Brown, Diana Columbo; and many cherished pets.

A United States Army veteran, John proudly served his country for two years. He then went on to work for Allied Chemical, now known as Honeywell, and retired in 1995 as an auditor after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Dinwiddie American Legion Post 149, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and he enjoyed surfing the web. John also had passion for animals, particularly dogs.

He is survived by his son, John David Thrift and wife, Catherine; granddaughters, Grace and Ella Thrift; beloved furry four-legged companions, Chris and Teddy; and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from    5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to your local SPCA or local animal shelter. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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