John Francis Sigler Sr., former pastor of several Baptist churches in south Alabama, died Aug. 10. He was 69.
A Mobile native, Sigler graduated from B.C. Rain High School, where he met his wife, Emma. At 22, he gave his life to Christ at Riverside Baptist Church in Mobile and was later baptized at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile. Then at 45, he felt the call to gospel ministry and was licensed at Creola First Baptist Church and later ordained at Tibbie Baptist Church.
Sigler began his pastoral ministry at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in McIntosh, then served at Springhill Baptist Church in Franklin. His last pastorate was at South Mobile First Baptist Church in Theodore, where he served until he had to step down for health reasons.
He is survived by his wife; sons John Jr., Todd and Matthew; and five grandchildren.