Richard “Rick” Lee Thigpen, age 65 of Toledo, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born on October 8, 1952 in Erie, PA to Robert and Patsy Ann (Fair) Thigpen, Sr. Rick was a truck driver with NuCentry Textiles for many years. He was a loving father and grandfather whose greatest joy was spending time with his 8 grandchildren.
Surviving are his children, Heather (Mike) DeVries, Richard (Mary) Thigpen, and Dawn (Chad) Cerrone; grandchildren, Logan, Mikaylah, Lucas, Linkin, Austin, Corinne, Colette, and Kaylee; Siblings, Cynthia (Dave) Conley, Patricia (Louie) Bauer, Mary (Bill) Gladieux, Edward (Lenny) Thigpen, Robert (Cathy) Thigpen, Jr., Mark Thigpen, and David Thigpen. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Paulette Thigpen in 2014.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Ohio 43460 on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 4-8 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Calvary Assembly of God, 1360 Conant St., Maumee, Ohio 43537 beginning at 10 AM until the time of services in the church at 11 AM with Pastor Bill McGinnis officiating. Interment will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family.