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Johnny Earl Thigpen

October 28, 1964 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 56)

Obituary

ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20 2020 JOHNNY EARL THIGPEN PASSED AWAY AT COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF VIDALIA AFTER AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. JOHNNY IS PROCEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER RAIFORD THIGPEN AND MOTHER DOROTHY THIGPEN.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SIGNIFICANT OTHER OF THIRTY YEARS SHERRI TAYLOR, HIS DAUGHTERS ASHLEY, SHELBY, AND KATIE. HIS GRANDCHILDREN MIYA RAY LILY MICHAEL LEXI AND PIDER. HIS SISTERS BARBARA AND SUSAN AND TWO NIECES HALEY AND HEATHER. HE WAS A LOVING PARTNER, FATHER, AND PAPA.

JOHNNY WORKED IN DRYWALL FOR 40 YEARS. HE TOOK PRIDE IN HIS WORK AND WAS NOTHING SHORT OF A PERFECTIONIST OF THE TRADE. HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALWAYS KNEW HIM FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY. HE WAS SIMPLE MAN WHO ENJOYED THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE ESPECIALLY FISHING! SOME OF HIS DAUGHTERS BEST MEMORIES WERE THE FISHING TRIPS AND DAYS HE WOULD TAKE THEM TO WORK WITH HIM. ONE OF HIS FINAL WISHES WAS TO GO FISHIN’ ONE MORE TIME. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY HIS FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES AS AN HONEST, HARD WORKING, AND LOVING MAN.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT JOHNSONS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IN DOUGLAS GA ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2020 2:OO PM IN DOUGLAS GA.

 

GONE FISHIN’

IF SOMEONE SHOULD ASK FOR ME,
TELL EM HEAVEN IS WHERE I’LL BE.
I’VE FINSIHED MY LIFE’S CHORES,
AND NOW IM FISHIN’ ON HEAVENS SHORES.

THE VIEW IS GRAND AND THE FISHIN IS GREAT,
BUT I YEARN FOR YOU AS I WAIT.
I’LL SAVE A SPOT ON THE RIVER’S BEND,
FOR ALL OF THOSE I CALL FAMILY AND FRIEND.
BUT FOR NOW HEAD TO THE OCONEE
AND MAKE A CAST IN MEMORY,
TO ALL GOOD TIMES THAT YOU HAD,
WITH ME- YOUR FRIEND, SPOUSE… YOUR DAD.
AND IF THE FISH NO LONGER BITE
OR SEEM NO LONGER WORTH THE FIGHT
‘CAUSE IT’S ME THAT YOU’RE MISSIN’
DON’T WORRY – BE HAPPY- I’VE GONE FISHIN’

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Services

Memorial Service
Wednesday
November 25, 2020

2:00 PM
Johnson Funeral and Cremation Services of Douglas

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