Clifford Scott Thomas III, 43

Clifford Scott Thomas III, 43

Clifford Scott Thomas III passed away in the line of duty on October 20, 2021. He was surrounded by his work family who fought diligently to keep him with his family and friends. He was only 43. Cliffy was born November 17, 1977 in Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was employed as a Security Officer for Holzer Medical Center and was sometimes referred to as DJ Bullet, the owner of Skye Productions. 

Cliffy is survived by his father & best friend Clifford Scott Thomas Jr and mother Patricia Thomas of Punta Gorda FL. He leaves six children to remember him. Terrence (Sky) Hicks and their two children, Lane and Tyler of Parkersburg WV; Lexi Thomas, of Vinton, Ohio; and Kolten, Zachary, Scotty, and Deckar Thomas (their mother Breeana Thomas) of Racine, Ohio.  Special friend, Darla Zuspan and her children, Jake and Jacey, as he loved them like his own. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, brothers and sisters in all uniforms and many many lifelong friends are left with a void with the loss of this man. 

In his passing, we honor his ongoing fight to help others as he was an organ and tissue donor. He was welcomed at the pearly gates by his maternal and paternal grandparents and brother in law Steven Lippson. 

Cliff was a 1996 graduate of Meigs High School. He earned an Associates Degree in police science at Hocking College in 1999. Cliff was a member of the Meigs County Bikers Association and Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department. He formally served as a Meigs County Deputy, volunteer at Pomeroy Fire Department, corrections officer at Lakin, and a Meigs EMS 911 dispatcher. 

When asked many of the memories involve stories of Cliff serving the county he grew up in. He always had a story of his own and never failed to share it with you. His stories involved his attention to detail. They were always filled with sarcastic comments or jokes as he always had a way of making people laugh. He never met a stranger. He was a sharer of memes to friends on social media. A friendly face in the crowd and played an irreplaceable role in his children’s lives. To them he was Superman. We will forever mourn his loss. 

Cliff enjoyed many hobbies. His children will miss him attending their games, watching scary movies with them, and will cherish every memory they’ve made together. They’ll remember how much he loved riding his Harley and ATV buggy. He had a passion for public service & playing music. He loved to sit by a bon fire, his “cat” Maxley, cooking, & tattoos. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A registry is available at