John Harold Bradford Clifton

By February 6, 2014 Obituaries

John Harold Bradford Clifton, 78, of North Charleston, a retired sales instructor and husband of Doris Clifton, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. James United Methodist Church, 512 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445. Arrangements are by at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Inc.


  • Ginny Byrne says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to Doris Clifton and family. John was a wonderful man, always willing
    to lend a hand. Always had a smile on his face no matter what trials and atribulations he was
    going through.

  • Ginny Byrne says:

    Thank you.

  • Darlene Smith says:

    John was a good man,I will pray for Doris and family.

  • Judie and Leon Stohler says:

    We are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort are going out to you and our family.

  • Faye Pool says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Clifton was a kind, gentle man. He loved his church and the people who attend there. His happiest times were during the “Pumpkin Patch”. He quite often wrote stories for the children about the many different kinds of pumpkins. Perhaps giving them names and explaining that being different could mean that you were special in the eyes of the Lord. He loved watching children enjoy the pumpkins, searching for Easter Eggs or maybe dancing at one of the family events that he would organize with our Praise Band. He will be missed by all. His good deeds have earned him a place in Heaven. May God give the family strength to carry on his good deeds and to endure the loss of someone who was loved by all who knew him.

  • Linda says:

    John had a way about him that made you want to do just one more thing. He’d give a smile and a chuckle and next thing you know people were donating the one thing we needed, or volunteering for one more pumpkin patch shift. Despite my being mad on his behalf dozens of times, I never heard a cross word from him. I came to love John and will always remember him, his example, and try to make him proud. He touched the hearts of so many of us, and we won’t be the same for his passing. Peace be with you Doris, John Jr., and family as it is with John.

  • Donna Clapper & Carol McFall says:

    Doris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the passing of John, he loved his family so much. John had a love like no other and heaven has just been blessed with his presence! St James was blessed for so many years with John’s gifts, he had it all and everything he did was with so much sincerity. He will be be remember for this and especially as “The Pumpkin Man” !

    You could never turn John down when he needed help it was like he was a disciple sent right from heaven. There is no doubt that John knew his mission in life and he will continue to guide us as he watches over each one of us from Heaven.

    John, You will always be in our heart and we love you!

  • Debra Baugh says:

    Doris… I cannot add anything else to Faye, Donna and Carol’s comments. They really hit the nail on the head… I will remember that little guy forever. When I did the Lights and Sound, he’d bring me music to play as he anounced the laest Pumpkin Patch Triumph and success… We were blessed as you were, too by his friendship and hard work.

    Hold tight to those of us who love you.

  • Bob and Jackie Hartford says:

    Our prayers go out to the Clifton Family on John’s passing. Although we did not know John that well, we could see his spirit at the church. God Bless him.

  • Mari Pratt says:

    Doris & Family,
    May you always remember that God is with you during this difficult time. He cares for you so much and is there to encourage you and bring you joy to your heart.
    John was a wonderful man! He has touched so many peoples lives. He was a true disciple of God. It was he who motivated me to tithe my time. I will never forget his smile, his Good Morning St James and the love he had of St James. I am very thankful to have known him. He will be greatly missed.
    You are in my thoughts & prayers