He is truly "one of a kind". The memories are endless. The world has lost the presence of a true gem. We are praying for the Thigpen family.
Dr. Joe was an amazing man with the most striking blue eyes that twinkled when he spoke. I will always thank him for diagnosing my mom when the docs at the med school couldn't figure it out. He was much, much more than a simple country doctor. He was brilliant and our medical community could use a bunch more just like him.
God bless the Family of Dr. Joe Thigpen.
Dear Sister, Joseph, Peggy, Anita and Emily,
Joe was a wonderful man and we know you will deeply miss him. We are praying that you will feel God's strong presence and comfort.
We love you,
Linda and John Tuller
Gordon and Vanessa Golden
To all the family of "Dr. Joe" from three generations of Klutings that he took care of so compassionately, we pass our condolences and prayers to you. There was never a time when Dr. Joe was not available to take care of our family who would drive from Aspermont knowing that whatever the problem, soon it would be better because of this wonderful man. From cancer, burns, injuries and delivery of babies every instance of our contact with Dr. Joe rushes back to our memories in such a special way. May the family have peace in knowing this true hero of the "Greatest Generation" was truly one of a kind, never to be duplicated. Know that he now sits beside our Lord whom he served so well. From all the descendents of the late R.D. and Martha Kluting.
Dr. Thigpen, I never knew you or met you to my knowledge, but I read your obituary in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal this morning. Sometimes there are people, although not celebrated in the media, who need to be read about, just because the life they lived was so very special and full of serving and giving. Your life, sir, is a testimony to how everyone should live and give. It sounds like to me that you left nothing undone, and a legacy that will live on and inspire others for generations to come.