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Tim Sigman

January 6, 1951 — February 20, 2021

Dr. John Timothy (Doc) Sigman Sr, 70, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. Born January 6, 1951, he was the son of the late William Alexander and Moreen Rawles Sigman.  He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

“Doc” as he would become known, was born and raised in Dyersburg.  His early years revolved around hunting and fishing, representing the area in science competitions and playing football. He attended Murray State University where he joined the KAs and would go on to serve as the President of the local chapter.  While there he met the most important person in his life, Faye Hodge.

After getting married he pursued medicine.  While working in one of the premiere hospitals in St. Louis, he met his second passion, Flight.

Doc loved two things more than words can describe: his family and being in the air.  Conversations that were not about one of his sons or grandkids, usually revolved around flight. His enthusiasm for flight led to the creation of a business in St. Louis that revolved around aviation. He continued his aviation entrepreneurship in Florida and returned to Dyersburg in 1993. 

The Sigman family has long owned a small Hardware on the downtown square.  It has been there over 200 years. He worked in that store as a passion project, trying to keep the small business going. Tim was a member of the First United Methodist Church and spent several years working for the local Emergency Medical Services. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, flying and his family. 

While in Dyersburg he served with the Boy Scouts of America.  He was an Eagle scout himself, so he loved to encourage others to earn the high honor.  He did this by being the Davy Crockett District Chairman.  He did this by representing the area at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico during a summer leader’s retreat.  He did this by representing the area at the National Scout Jamboree as a SCUBA instructor.  He did this by instructing interested candidates in earning the Aviation Merit Badge. 

He was active in his children’s development, he coached soccer teams, little league teams and cheered at track events.  He was that guy whooping in the stands.  He took each of his kids up in a plane before they could walk and had them taking lessons before they were old enough to drive.

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 28, 2021 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Mary Beth Bernheisel.

The family will receive friends beginning at 12 Noon until the service at 2pm at the funeral home. 

Due to the families concern for the safety of others, face masks and social distancing will be required.  

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Faye; three sons, Tim of Chesapeake, VA; Bill & Ariana of Owens Cross Road, AL; Jim & Danielle of Virginia Beach, VA; and two beloved grandchildren, Robert Bowen and Olivia Grace.

What we wouldn’t give for one more fishing trip, thank you for everything and keep on flying Daddy!

The family requests memorials be directed to the local Ronald McDonald House Charities, 535 Alabama Avenue, Memphis, TN  38105.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Curry Funeral Home - Dyersburg

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Curry Funeral Home

1984 St John Ave, Dyersburg, TN 38024

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