Willie Grey Thigpen Jr.
Willie Grey Thigpen Jr. of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. He was 87.
Born May 18, 1930, in Brunswick, to the late W.G. Thigpen Sr. and Alice Harrison Thigpen, Mr. Thigpen was a 1948 graduate of Glynn Academy. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation and served for 20 years.
After retirement, Mr. Thigpen obtained a law degree from John Marshall University, and resided in Brunswick, where he owned and operated Palmetto Florist, Thig's Pig BBQ, and worked in law and real estate. Mr. Thigpen and his wife later retired to the North Georgia mountains, where he was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Thigpen was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Gibbs Thigpen.
Survivors include his children, Pat Ransom (Bob), James Thigpen, Mary Thigpen, Billy Thigpen (Frances), and Pam Moody (Gerald); 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Mr. Thigpen was honored to have been selected to participate in Coastal Georgia's 2017 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.coastalgeorgiahonorflight.org.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Blythe Island Baptist Church in Brunswick.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com.
Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville is in charge of arrangements.
White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
November 30, 2017