Thomas E. Clifford

Born: Mon., Feb. 8, 1971
Died: Thu., Feb. 7, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
Location: Lake Wylie Location

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Location: Rivers Hills Community Church

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Tech Sergeant Thomas Edison Clifford, age 41 died February 7th, 2013 in Ramstein AFB, Germany.
Funeral service with military honors will be 10:00 am Saturday February, 23rd, 2013 at River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamiltons Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC, conducted by Pastor Matt McGue. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, February 22ndat M.L Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, SC.
Mr. Clifford was born February 8th, 1971 in Woonsocket, RI to Beverly S. Green and the late Kenneth Richard Clifford.
He is survived by his mother Beverly Schmittel Green of Lake Wylie, SC daughter and son in law Cassandra C. and Aaron Goebel, of Minot, ND, sons Christopher Clifford of Cocoa Beach, FL and Charles Clifford of Cocoa Beach, FL. Brothers, sisters-in-law, and partners Kenneth W. Clifford and Sandy Ducane of Dania Beach, FL. John P. and Teresa Clifford, of Lake Wylie, and twin brother Todd. R and Deana Clifford of Lake Wylie, SC. Uncle and Aunt Kent T. and Kathy Clifford, nieces: Amanda Clifford, Kelsey Clifford, Heather Clifford, nephew Kenneth Clifford and cousin Katie Clifford and her fiancé Josh Davis.
Thomas served in the military since 1995 in the both the Army and the Air Force. He served on many tours of duty including Bosnia, Iraq, Korea, and Qatar. He was promoted several times and was very well respected by his peers and superiors. He will always be thought of as a true American hero.

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   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come.

catherine and oliver delon
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
my husband is a French airman and he worked on Ramstein AB a few years ago and met Thomas. Thomas came to visit us in our house in France : we spent a marvellous week end with him, he was so friendly and loved life. He was very curious about our french life and was broad minded.
He will stay in our memory and in our hearts for ever.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Catherine and Oliver from France

Errol Newkirk
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
I express my deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Please take comfort in the bible's promise of a time when tears, death and pain will be no more. (Rev.21:3,4) May you rely on Jehovah God and his word the bible to endure this difficult time.

Neil Easton
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
R.I.P. Wee man!! My little Baghdad American Buddy! Cheers for the coffee's at NTMI, and the Beer's at Rammstein. You'll never be forgotten by me mate!!! Sheena!!

Jacqui Brewster
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
It is with deep sadness that I reflect on the Clifford family loss. Although I did not know Tom personally, I am a personal friend of Ken and Sandy. It is difficult when we lose a loved one at any age but, particulary tough when the loss is at such a young age. Your lives will forever be touched by the goodness and memories that will be carried in your hearts as you reflect on Tom's life. May you all find peace today and always remember Tom and carry him close.

Stephen Hall
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Cliffy, as I always called him, was someone I could always go to for a good laugh. He had a great sense of humor, and he was an incredible cook! I didn't get to see this man but on the few weekends I visited my dad and when I flew to Germany, but in such a short time, he has made himself an unforgettable part of my life. It hit me hard when I received a call and heard the news, so I can only imagine how everyone else feels who were even closer to him. I will keep you all in my prayers as we mourn the loss of this man.

Shane Richardson
   Posted Sat February 23, 2013
Dear family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. I was deployed with Cliffy back in 2004 in Qatar. We shared many laughs (and hot sauce) while keeping each other company on those long 12 hr shifts. I again was fortunate enough to be stationed at Ramstein AB while he was there. Anyone that knew him could tell you that he was could light up a room with his laughter and he would always lend a smile to anyone that needed it. I wish you the best during these times, but please know there are many military lives he has touched and he will truly be missed by all. RIP Cliffy, hope to catch up with you again someday.

   Posted Sat February 23, 2013
Tom Clifford: one of a kind all around good guy. It was impossible not to smile when he was near. He will be very missed by anyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in these times. Thankful for the opportunity to have known Clifford through our common AF service.

Dale Labs
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
I was stationed at Fort Hood and went to many deployments with Clifford or as his friends called him yard gnome.. You are missed buddy may you rest in peace!!

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