John Alvin "Sig" Sigmon, 73, of Faith, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.
John was born December 26, 1943 in Catawba County NC to the late Claude Frances and Annie Rhodes Sigmon. He was a 1962 graduate of St. Stephens High School, and a 1967 graduate of Appalachian State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Arts. John earned his Eagle Scout in 1958.
John retired in 2001 from the Rowan Salisbury School System after teaching at Erwin Middle School for over 33 years. He was Rowan County Outstanding Vocational Educator in 1995 and Who's Who among America's Teachers in 1996. John also owned and operated Sigmon's Stump Removal, serving Rowan and surrounding counties for over 40 years. He really enjoyed meeting his stump clients and hearing their stories.
John was a past member of the Granite Quarry Jaycees, and a past member of Ursinus United Church of Christ in Rockwell.
John loved restoring and showing classic cars. He was a faithful member of the Old Man's Coffee Club that met daily at Mike's Gas N Go in Granite Quarry.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Nelson Sigmon of Conover.
John is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Cathy Johnson Sigmon, whom he married December 22, 1968; daughter, Stacey Catherine Sigmon and husband Robert Anderson of Charlotte, VT; son, John David Sigmon and wife Tara of Faith; two granddaughters, Kayla Elyce Sigmon and Claire Elisabeth Sigmon; grandson, Liam Nicholas Anderson; sister-in-law, Linda Sigmon of Conover; and niece, Kim Bolick and husband Mark of Conover.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 1, 2017, in the Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC, with Pastor Alan Hess, officiating.
Memorials in memory of John may be made to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Sigmon family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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