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Mr. Marshall Roy Thigpen Jr.

Mr. Marshall Roy Thigpen died peacefully on December 15 immediately after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s sickness. The 80-calendar year-aged Statesboro native was born December 13, 1939, and was just one of two children of Marshall Roy Thigpen Sr. and Sara Veal Thigpen. He is a graduate of Statesboro High School and on the Blue Devils soccer staff, encouraging guide them to their initially at any time condition championship. Statesboro Superior is also where by he commenced dating the enjoy of his existence and foreseeable future wife, George Ann Prather.
    After graduating substantial faculty, Marshall went on to go to and graduate from Georgia Tech with a diploma in industrial administration. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and remained a devoted “Ramblin’ Wreck” all over his everyday living.
    Marshall was an avid beginner radio enthusiast in the course of his daily life, and experienced quite a few mates and contacts all over the entire world who knew him by his phone names, w4is (formerly K4MEF).
    Marshall was a member of Boy Scout Troop 40. He turned a proud Eagle Scout and member of The Get of the Arrow, 1 of scouting’s most prestigious honors. He was also a U.S. Military veteran.
    Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech, Marshall married George Ann Prather. They lived in Atlanta, where by he furthered his education and learning, getting to be a accredited qualified community accountant.
    In 1967, Marshall and George Ann moved to Bulloch County to be around the two of their families and elevate their three youngsters, Susan, Bud and Sally. Upon their return to their dwelling in Statesboro, Marshall commenced what would become a 45-calendar year tenure as a prosperous nearby certified public accountant. In 1983, he opened his have private follow.
    He was a lifelong member of Statesboro 1st United Methodist Church, a member of Statesboro Rotary Club and served as president of Forest Heights Nation Club. He put in his retirement several years proudly serving on the board of The Claxton Lender and loved becoming a gentleman farmer.
    Those who knew Marshall will never ignore his wit and dry humor.
    He is preceded in dying by his parents, Marshall Roy Thigpen Sr. and Sara Veal Thigpen.
    He is survived by his wife of quite a few several years, George Ann Prather Thigpen daughter, Susan Elizabeth Thigpen Manack (Max) of Statesboro, Ga. a son and namesake, Marshall Roy Thigpen III, aka “Bud”, (Tara) of Statesboro, Ga. and yet another daughter, Sally Ann Thigpen Chambers (Rob) of Gainesville, Ga. a sister, Patricia Thigpen Selling price (Dick) of Atlanta. He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren, John Manack (Miranda), Madeline Manack Ward (Dylan), Will Thigpen, Clayton Thigpen, Catherine Chambers and Wakefield Chambers. He has 1 beautiful excellent-granddaughter, Aubrey Thigpen and numerous nieces and nephews.
    The spouse and children invites you to sign up for them in a celebration of lifetime to be held at Statesboro Initial United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, with the Reverend Stephanie Smith officiating.
    A reception and visitation will follow the services.
    Memorial contributions could be manufactured to Statesboro 1st United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2048, Statesboro, Ga 30459.
    Friends may perhaps indicator the online sign-up ebook at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Household & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of preparations.

Statesboro Herald, December 19, 2019
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