Randall “Chris” Sigmon of Spartanburg, SC, age 68, was promoted to glory Saturday, June 17, 2023, in his home surrounded by family after enduring a year-long battle with ALS.
Chris was born June 1, 1955 in Hickory, NC. As the first-born son of his family, he was born to lead, love, and serve others. He carried these attributes for his entire life, especially through his Christian ministry, community engagement, and fatherhood. Beyond this, Chris’ drive, ambition, and passion for learning was unmatched. He attended multiple universities, including Lenoir-Rhyne University and University of South Carolina Upstate where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Religion; and a B.S. in Computer Science, respectively.
Chris spent the bulk of his professional years as a Software Developer for Business Systems Incorporated (BSI) and a Competitive Analyst for QS1. There was nothing that he could not perfect; most notably, his music. His passion for the arts was beautifully intertwined with his Christian faith, leaving a legacy for all. He was the Praise and Worship Leader at St. John’s Lutheran Church, alongside his forty-five years of service. In addition, Chris found joy as a photographer, videographer and owner of Life Song Visual Arts.
Chris is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter Roy Sigmon, Sr. and Marian Moser Sigmon; maternal grandparents, Ralph Augustus “Perry” Sigmon and Chloe Carpenter Sigmon; father Walter Roy Sigmon Jr.; and step-father, Guy Edward “G.E.” Hollar Sr.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Martha Frye Sigmon; son Ryan Sigmon (Rebekah); daughter Lindsay Sigmon; and son Drew Sigmon (Katie Bailey); grandchildren Addison, Cohen, and Maddox Sigmon; Luke and Jude Collazo; mother Celia Sigmon Hollar; sister Tammy Sigmon Moore (John); and numerous beloved extended family members.
The Sigmon family will always hold a special place in their hearts for caretakers, Janice Carpenter and Stacy Zrinko, who became like family.
A Celebration of Life ceremony honoring Chris will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023, 2:00pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 415 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. The service will be led by Revs. Wade and Heather Apel; and Rev. John Locke. Visitation will follow in the Parish Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 415 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or online at www.sjlc.church/giving or to The ALS Association-South Carolina Chapter, 130 Gardners Circle, PMB 622, St. John's Island, SC 29455 or online at www.donate.als.org/give/287064/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=jumppage