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Frank Thigpen, Sr., 81, of Middletown CT died peacefully on December 25, 2021. He was born in Fostoria, Alabama to Sallie and Earnest “Mutter” Thigpen. He met, fell in love, and married Barbara “Edith” Campbell Thigpen and was married to her for 54 years. Frank lived in Middletown for over 50 years and retired from Monsanto in Deep River, CT and Continental Can in Portland, CT
Frank is survived by three daughters: Deaconess Valarie (Anthony) Brown of Odessa FL, Michelle (Robert) Thomas of Clearwater FL, and Latoya (Jeffrey) Thomas of Largo, FL. Sons: Curtis Lee Thigpen Sr. of Middletown, CT. Ernest Thigpen Sr. of Windsor, CT. Ernest (Keana) Thigpen Jr. of New Britain, CT. Five sisters: Bessie Dunklin of Birmingham, Alabama, Cora Jenkins of Middletown, CT, Rev Dr Annie (Curtis) Mack of East Hartford, CT, Agnes Patricia Hogan of Bloomfield, CT, and Deacon Celia Thigpen of Middletown CT. One brother: Fred (Denise) Thigpen of Birmingham, Alabama. Fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. He leaves a host of nieces, great nieces, and nephews, and countless family and friends. One dear friend that he always asked about was James Nelson Smith who would visit him at the medical center.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents: Earnest and Sallie Thigpen, one sister Hattie Moorer, his wife Barbara Thigpen, two sons Julius Thigpen and Frank Thigpen Jr, granddaughter Tamisha Thigpen, and daughter in-law Priscilla Thigpen.
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