John Thigpen, 67, passed away February 24, 2014. Born in Ravenna, Ohio on August 14, 1946, John was a 1964 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School. Subsequently he served in the United States Marine Core from 1964-1968. He owned or operated numerous gas stations and automotive repair facilities for over 30 years.
Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Florence (Crocker) Heaton, he is survived by his partner of 23 years, Janis; sons Vincent, Jr. and Jason; daughters Dawn, Brandi and Jessica; sisters Betty and Mary and 8 grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held 6-8 PM Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st from 2-4 PM at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent.