Rev. Larry Donald “Don” Sigmon, 87, of Hamptonville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Brookridge Retirement Community. Don was born to Hollis and Pauline (Painter) Sigmon on August 2,1934 in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Don was a naturally talented baseball player, singer and guitarist. He graduated from Holmes Theological Seminary. While studying for the ministry, he also travelled and performed as a lead singer with the Holmes Quartet. At Holmes he met his future wife, Helen Parrish, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Marvin E. Parrish. Helen and her sister Marguerite (Hobert Howard) grew up in India where their parents ministered in the mission field. Don and Helen were married on July 10, 1954 and began traveling as evangelists throughout NC, SC, VA and TN. In 1962 they began pastoring the Pentecostal Holiness (PH) Church of Erwin, TN, where Don would become the Superintendent of the East Tennessee Conference of the International PH Church.
Don was known throughout Unicoi County as the friendly minister you would see around town on his motorcycle or in his green and white ‘56 Chevy. In 1974 Don and Helen were voted Citizens of the Year by the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce. Don and Helen had three children: Cynthia (an OR nurse), Donna (a retired food services manager) and Stephen (a retired Police Sergeant). After Helen’s passing in 1981, Don moved to the Winston-Salem, NC area with his youngest child, Stephen. Don married Anne Boger on October 8, 1983. Don and Anne pastored the Redland PH Church, and then later the Winston-Salem First Church where he remained until retiring in 1999. Throughout his tenure in NC he was repeatedly installed to the Western NC Conference Board for the International PH Church. Don continued holding revivals and serving as a guest speaker for the next 15 years. With his billowing voice and extraordinary faith Don was well known for his healing ministry. Countless friends and family members, including this writer, have extraordinary stories regarding Don’s prayers and healing outcomes. He is preceded in death by his father Hollis, his mother Pauline, his sister Joann Rick (Harold), his brother Vernon (Carolyn), his stepson Mark Boger (Tonoua), his first love, Helen and his last love, Anne.
Don is survived by his sister Linda Queen (Larry) of Yorktown, VA, his daughters Cynthia Gibbs (Gary) and Donna Drennan of Johnson City, TN, his son Stephen (Tabitha) of Advance, NC, his stepdaughters Martha Anderson (Peter) of Durham, NC and Vanessa Meyer (Pete) of Kernersville, NC and his beloved grandsons, David Sigmon, AJ Sigmon and Thomas Meyer. Don’s effervescence and unyielding love will be greatly missed. Don will lie in repose from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2022 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel in Winston-Salem, NC. A graveside service will also be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery in Mt. Holly, NC with Rev. Tim Wolfe officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Holmes Theological Seminary
4901 Old Buncombe Road
Greenville, SC 29617