James “Jimmy” Monroe Siggers, age 78, a lifelong resident of the Springhill Community in Troy, Alabama, signed off 10-24 on his last radio call following an extended illness, Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He’ll be moving on down the boulevard to his Home20 with a graveside service Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery with Jason Grantham officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Andrew Nichols, Danny Thompson, Caleub Mount, Lee Davis, B.J. Helms, and Mario Flowers. Honorary pallbearers are Nelson Motes and Charles Ellenburg. Visitation will be Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 1-1:40 p.m. at Green Hills Funeral Home.
Jimmy, best known by his handle Red Man (a moniker true to his fondness for a good wad of chew), lived for the big rig, long distance haul across the United States’ blacktops for more than 52 years. It all started right in his hometown backyard with Ira Thompson as a good, honest earning to support his family. Red Man grew-up and branched-out and committed years drawing lines in the Big R for companies like Superior, Dorsey, Boyd Brothers, Sanders, Hudson, and Wal-Mart. His rig is still rumbling the roads of Pike County hauling logs, and if you look closely, you might even catch a glimpse of his prized Alabama hat perched in the cab. Red Man carried the love of a few special women down the road, as he was forever captured by his wife and four daughters. He was sure to let everyone know he was never outnumbered, only spoiled, and each of them sure to let everyone know he was not their Daddy, or our Daddy, only My Daddy. Get your ears on and break-19 for a special message: Roll on, roll on along. Roll on My Daddy till you get back home. And a final 10-4, good buddy.
Mr. Siggers is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Siggers; daughters, Lee Nichols (Donald) of Luverne, Marie Hall (Dean) of Troy, Jane Helms (Bobby) of Troy, and Darlene Brooks (James) of Union Springs; grandchildren, Crystal Helms, Angela Newbrough (Tim), Danielle Hall (Mario), Heather Wright (Eric), B.J. Helms, Andrew Nichols (Caeli), Ericka Mount (Caleub), Blake Brooks, Megan Kerr (Jarred), and Haley Brooks; great-grandchildren, Jada Sanford (Kat), Jaylen Hall, Shylbe Davis, Lexi Newbrough, Cierra Davis, Bailey Rhodes, Trip Newbrough, Hannah Helms, Jaycee Hall, Kaylee Brown, Hayden Wright, Greyson Mount, Colton Wright, Piper Mount, Jullian Nichols, Camden Wright, Hadley Nichols, Coleson Mount, Anna Hall, Aidan Kerr, and Adley Kerr; great-great-grandchild, Ava Sanford; sister, Foye Vanderslice (Carl) of Jemison, AL; sister-in-law, Velma Siggers of Idaho; brothers-in-law, David Fletcher of Murfreesboro, TN, and Karl Fletcher of Troy; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and beloved dogs, Buddy, Scooter, Bella, Isabella, and Sissy Marie. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.W. and Fleeter Mae Godwin Siggers; and brothers, Roy Siggers and David Siggers.
The family wishes to extend many thanks to the staffs of Compassus Hospice and Luverne Health and Rehabilitation for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in his honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation (200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131). Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Siggers Family.