My prayers are with your family. He was a great man and your family is in so many of my memories growing up. I wish you all the best in life.
Dr Joe was an amazing physician, he literally saved my life twice, influenced my decision to go into medicine and was just an all around good man.. He is missed.
Dr. Joe was a very special man, there will never be another Doctor like him. He made you feel you could ask him anything and if he didn't know the answer he would find someone who did.He will be forever missed.
I worked with Dr. Thigpen at the Haskell Hospital in the 1970's and he was wonderful. I know he will be missed.
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.
My daughter was one of the last babies delivered by Dr. Joe. He was a great doctor and very caring person. May God give his family peace at this time.
Dr. Joe was our doctor for many years. He will be greatly missed.
Dr Joe was a special person, a special friend, a special Doctor and served the Haskell area including my parents in a very special way. He once told me that he did not like to go to funerals because people did not show their emotions enough. I hope many prayers were said and many tears shed at his service for him.
Jim Medley, Garland, Texas
with deepest sympathy. my mother flo nebhut loved working for him. he will be missed.
What a wonderful sweet man he was and will be greatly missed. I have so many great memories of him and will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time.
Dr Joe was our doctor for many years.
He was such a good person and doctor. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
Dr. Joe was one of the best. Praying for the Thigpen family.
May God Bless you all. On behalf of the Cunningham Family we thank you for sharing your Dad with all of us.He delivered two of my children and my first grandchild and was a friend as well as our Dr.
What a great legacy this wonderful doctor and friend has left for his family. When Dad (Burl Darnell) had a severe heart attack, Dr. Cadenhead, wanted Dr. Joe to treat him, saying "he's the best heart man in these parts." Our family extends condolences and prayers to the Thigpen family, and may your precious memories and God's grace ease your grief.
Dr. Thigpen helped us raise our five children—alive, especially the three boys. The Tom Barnett family is eternally grateful.
Dr. Joe was always so kind to my family, even when they couldn't pay immediately. He delivered me in 1957 and was my doctor until I married. Blessings on his family.
The love Dr. Joe had for his patients was extra special. My family loved him and will be forever grateful for his love and care of us. May God wrap you all in his arms and provide you with comfort and peace. Keeping the entire Thigpen family in my prayers.
Dr. Joe was our family doctor and frien. It saddens me to hear of his passing. He was one of a kind whose medical skills exceeded many specialists in the big cities. I offer heart felt sympathies to his family. Dr. Joe will be missed by all who knew him.
Dr. Joe was our doctor for many years, and his compassion and concern for his patients will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family.
I am so sorry to hear Dr. Joe has died. He was a great doctor and saved my family many times. How do I say goodby adequately?
We are so very sorry for your loss! He was an exceptional man who touched many lives! He will be missed by so many! My thoughts and prayers go out to Sister and their entire family during this sad time!
Such a sweet man! Was my doctor from birth until I was grown! I never forgot those beautiful blue eyes! Sending prayers for the family!!!
Though many years have passed since he delivered my two beautiful daughters, he will always be remembered. Of all the physicians I've seen throughout my life, Dr. Joe has and always will be my favorite doctor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dr. Joe was more than just our Doctor he was a friend. Delivered all our children. There with us the whole time with David's ALL. Our love and prayers to all the family. Think of all your often. Emily stop by any time you come through Mason. Love to each of you. Blue and Merilan Sue Holt, Mason, TX.
When we found out we were going to have our firstborn and living in Dallas, I made the monthly checkups back to Haskell because I only trusted Dr. Joe. Before,during and after delivery we talked basketball because he thanked me for delivering on time as he had a basketball game to attend (probably little Joe 's) He gave me the best advice that I passed on to my kids. "Always remember you were a wife (husband) before you were a parent." That advice served us well. Dr.Joe never failed to make house calls if my parents needed him. Grateful and blessed to have known such a wonderful doctor. We are praying for the family and his many friends.
May God bless you all.
LaVern and Lonnie Sturdy
Class of '62
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thigpen family. Dr. Joe was a great doctor, family man and patriot. We will cherish our memories of him forever.
Larry and Frankie Beauchamp, Lawn, Texas
Dr Joe was one of the most caring and understanding persons that I have ever known. I have wonderful memories of all the house calls he made to our family while the boys were young. He was a treasured friend . My prayers are with all the Thigpen family during this time. Evelyn Cobb. Haskell,Tx.
Are prayers are with the family. Dr. Joe was our doctor while we lived in Haskell, a wonderful man is now with his God.
Dr. Joe was my families doctor and my family's friend. He was a wonderful doctor but more importantly he was a wonderful man and a friend. I'll always have the scars where he sewed me up on many occasions. God Bless the family and know that he is in the place we all strive to go.
Dr. Joe was beloved by the entire town of Haskell--such a caring man who always seemed to have a twinkle in his eye. I feel honored to have known him and and his lovely family. May your memories of him comfort you at this time of loss.
Dear Thigpen Family -
My deepest sympathy to each of you. Our family loved Dr. Joe, he was one of a kind. As I read his obituary, I was brought to tears when I realize something truly amazing. The first question he asked me EVERY TIME I saw him (from the time I was a child until the last time I saw him in 2002). He asked me, "when's my birthday"? I must admit, I didn't always remember. I lost my husband 5 years ago, I have since remarried and today I realized Dr. Joe & my husband have the same birthday! I will never again forget Dr. Joe's birthday. God gave me a great gift today.
Love & Prayers,
Julie Burson Bell Gazinski
What a legacy! I was so honored to know Dr.Joe during his decades of service in Haskell. You will always be remembered for your kind and generous heart.........Dana Bland Gibson
Dr. Joe will always be one of those "special" people in my eyes! The entire Thigpen family is and will be in my prayers. Ya'll truly had an amazing daddy!