William Alton Thigpen

September 15, 1932 - November 28, 2015

09/15/1932 - 11/28/2015

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Service
Sunday December 06, 2015
2:00 pm
Bayside Presbyterian Church
1400 Ewell Rd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
757-460-1188 | Directions

William A. Thigpen “Billy”, 83, passed away Saturday, November 28th. He was a native of Norfolk and a graduate of Granby High and Columbia University.
Bill enjoyed golfing, daily newspaper crossword puzzles, fishing, playing cards, and his family. He embraced every day as an opportunity and lived life to its fullest. He was preceded in death by the two loves of his life, Sally Futrell Thigpen and Betsy M. Thigpen.
He is survived by his two daughters Melanie and Dana and his son-in-law Seth and four grandchildren, Ezekiel, Jared, William Dietrick and Elizabeth and numerous family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. at Bayside Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. Please leave condolences for the family at www.altmeyerfh.com

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Kay Mitchell
6 years ago

We were fortunate to have Bill in our lives. What began a few years back by assisting with Betsy, to becoming a friendship that will forever be cherished. Our heartfelt condolences are with you all. Hugs… Andy and Kay Mitchell

Angela Sortino Ellis
6 years ago

Our sincere condolences and much love to Melanie, Dana and families… We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Billy’s passing. . He was a very special man and will truly be missed. I have many happy memories!!
Love,
Angela and Chris

John Twohig
6 years ago

Rest in Peace Bill. I’ll never forget the first day we met and times we had playing golf with our group. Thanks so much for the memories.

John Twohig
6 years ago

I am so glad we spoke recently and talked about “back in day”. We had a lot of fun working together at the dealership and more playing golf at Cypress Point after. Rest in Peace.

Bill Atkinson
6 years ago

In loving memory of great man and wonderful father-in-law to stepson Seth, God bless you Bill. Rest in peace.

Bill Atkinson
6 years ago

Hello Bill,
Surprised to hear from Seth of your recent passing. When he and I talked less than a month ago, you were doing well and appeared to be overcoming yet another physical challenge in your usual, good-nature way. Alas, you’ve taken your golf game and fishing skills with you…and thanks for passing along the latter to Seth. He’s now a far better fisherman than I’ll ever be, and his first days at that were with me! You’ve left behind a legacy, and wonderful daughters. Dana’s my favorite…no surprise there. From one who shares your same birthday, born at a later date, it’s been a pleasure knowing you, and I look forward to you teaching me how to fish when my time comes!
With respect and admiration.
Bill Atkinson

Carl & Linda Hall
6 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
Carl & Linda Hall

Pat callahan
6 years ago

Met Bill in 1982 and he was nothing but nice to the new guy in the car business.We became friends at work and after work.We also played a lot of golf together.What a great friend.He will be missed by all who knew him.R.I.P.

Gina and Mitch Hofacker
6 years ago

Bill was a dear friend and neighbor. We have so many wonderful memories, but one always brings a smile to our lips. Bill was a great teacher of many things and taught our then 5 year old son how to catch a bird with a worm, a hook, and a piece of fishing string. He told Chris to hide behind a bush and slowly drag the string. Much to my surprise a few days later, my son came into the house with a robin in his hands smiling from ear to ear! Thanks for the fond memories.

Love,
Gina and Mitch Hofacker

Helen & Charlie Odum
6 years ago

Thanks for all the wonderful times we shared, dear friend, and all your kindness. Our hearts sing with the joy of having known and loved you and BT. The cherished memories and love sustain us now. Melanie, Dana and family please know that you are in our prayers. In His care, Helen & Charlie