James "Stuart" Sigmon, beloved husband, loving father and grandfather gained his angel wings unexpectedly on Friday, November 16, 2018 at his home in Blowing Rock, NC.
Stuart married the love of his life, Nancy Oxford Sigmon December 31, 1961. Together, they led a God-centered life and were active in their Morning Star Lutheran Church in Matthews and then at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone. He loved everyone and was always eager to share his love of Christ. He loved his family and was proud of all their accomplishments. Every holiday gathering began with his sharing a Bible devotion and heartfelt prayer. He loved to volunteer at the church, garden, trout fish and spend time walking at Bass Lake.
He formed Sigmon Electrical Service in Charlotte, NC and worked for over 40 years before retiring to Blowing Rock, NC. We'll list most of our family members but know this..... if he knew you, he loved you and considered you family! His wish was for all family & friends to accept Christ into their hearts so that we can all be reunited one day in heaven.
James Stuart Sigmon, born on February 3, 1938, is the son of our heavenly Father and his earthly parents, Norman Alexander Sigmon and Alice Ledford Sigmon. His children are Diana Sexton and husband, Glenn, of Greensboro, NC and James "Jamie" Stuart Sigmon Jr. of Conover, NC. He was the proud grandfather of two grandsons and loved them dearly. They are Evan Mahoney and wife, Jessica, of Knightdale, NC and Matthew Mahoney of Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Starnes and Judy McLean. He is survived by one sister, Norma Gail Huffman of Taylorsville, NC. He is also survived by a number of nephews, nieces and the entire Oxford Family that he dearly loved.
He graduated from St. Stevens High School and attended Lenoir Rhyne University prior to 3 years in the Army where he attended Southeastern Signal School . He was stationed at Fort Richardson in Alaska with the Army Corp of Engineers servicing missile sites. He founded Sigmon Electrical Service in 1968 in Matthews, NC and was proud of always "doing any electrical job the correct way."
He was active for many years at Morning Star Lutheran Church in Matthews, NC. He was on the church council there, usher team captain and provided many hours of electrical work for the church and community. For over 25 years, he worked with the Fellowship Committee cooking BBQ and other monthly fellowship meals while living in Matthews. Retiring to his beloved mountains in 2003, he enjoyed working with Grace Builders and helping with electrical maintenance at Grace Lutheran Church.
A Celebration Of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone, NC with a reception that followed in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to:
Grace Lutheran Church designated to Grace Builders or Councill House Mortgage, 115 East King Street, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the Sigmon family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Sigmon family.