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4/19/2022 6:51:00 PM
Jerry Manson Sigmon
July 19, 1941 - April 16, 2022

NEWTON, N.C. - Jerry Manson Sigmon, 80, of Newton passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at his residence.

He was born July 19, 1941 in Catawba County to the late Ralph Manson Sigmon and Gladys Rader Sigmon. Jerry was a member of Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton and a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from Duke Power after 34 years of service and enjoyed gardening, spending time with grandpups, watching truck logging videos, and Arms Family Homestead. Jerry also enjoyed knitting hats for newborns and cancer patients at the hospital and The Corner Table. Jerry was a participant at PACE@Home for a number of years and where he acquired his knitting skills and enjoyed many activities and socialization. He was an active member of Boy Scouts of America where he was an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scout Master.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Manson Sigmon; and brother, Thomas R. Sigmon.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years Jean Sigmon of the home; daughters Lynne Laws and husband John of Newton, Kim Sigmon Gulzar and husband Johnson of Mount Holly; brother Don Sigmon of Newton; grandchildren Jessica Stankes and husband Brian of Fuquay-Varina, Anthony Gulzar of Tampa, Fla., Sehrish Johnson and husband Moses of Norristown, Pa.; great-grandchildren Kaiden Gulzar, Faith Johnson Sheraz; grandpups Bailey and Nutmeg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newton. Rev. Andrew Miller will officiate. Inurnment with military honors by American Legion Post 16 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the old Fellowship Hall.

Memorials may be made to Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2035 Old Conover-Startown Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Sigmon family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Sigmon family.

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