July 4, 1953 - September 1, 2021
Thigpen – William “Billy” Edgar Thigpen, Jr., age 68, of Middleburg passed away September 1, 2021 at Flagler Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 4, 1953 to the late William Thigpen, Sr. and Ella Louise Crews Thigpen. Billy resided in Baker County the majority of his life. After high school, Billy enjoyed a long career in the food industry as a Chef and Musician. He found his passion for cooking and performing early in life. Billy was a very gifted guitarist, singer, and drummer who enjoyed bringing joy and comfort to others through his music and food. He was known for his jokester personality and could always bring a laugh or smile to those around him. Billy’s most proud accomplishments were his children and grandchildren. He loved his family dearly and especially loved being a Papa. More than anything, Billy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Billy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Glenda Cline; and brother-in-law, Reed Cline. Billy is survived by his children, Showna (Jonathan) Sullivan of Hilliard, FL, Sarah (Jeremy) Thigpen Nansteel of Zephyrhills, FL, William (Stacy) Thigpen of PA, Katie Lou Giordano of PA, Jesse (Sporty) Thigpen of Middleburg, FL, Virginia Thigpen of St. Augustine, FL, Christina Thigpen of Green Cove Springs, FL, and Marcy Thigpen of Middleburg, FL; brothers, Henry (Kathy) Thigpen of Macclenny, FL, Ronald (Marlo Hunt) Thigpen of Jacksonville, FL, Donald (Wanda) Thigpen of Macclenny, FL, Robert (Nancy) Thigpen of Orange Park, FL; and many grandchildren. A Celebration of Billy’s Life will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the services at the funeral home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Thigpen – William “Billy” Edgar Thigpen, Jr., age 68, of Middleburg passed away September 1, 2021 at Flagler Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 4, 1953 to the late William Thigpen, Sr. and Ella Louise Crews... View Obituary & Service Information
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