John Joseph ‘Johnny Joe’ Ligon

John Joseph ‘Johnny Joe’ Ligon

John Joseph “Johnny Joe” Ligon, 90, of Anna, died Friday, March 24, 2023, at his home. 

He was born on Dec. 2, 1932, in Anna, the son of John Earl and Ruby Charllean Jungers Ligon. 

He married Louise Hileman on June 5, 1953, in Anna. She preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 2012.

Mr. Ligon is survived by his three children, Joni (Don) Yates, John P. (Cheryl) Ligon and Lisa (Donald) Skelton, all of Anna; nine grandchildren, Andy Yates, Bethany Waters, James (Becca) Yates, Natalie (Nick) Ellis, Carrie (Christian) Davis, John Michael Ligon, Stefan (Kristen) Skelton, Nick Skelton, and Amber (Aaron) Filbeck; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, James (Kim) Ligon of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a sister, Jean (Herb) Hall of Anna; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Louise Ligon.

Mr. Ligon managed Ligon Lumber Yard in Anna for many years. He was a regular at KiKi’s Coffee House, his favorite morning spot to catch up on current events with the regulars. He thought of Steve and Kathy as family and always enjoyed open mic night. 

He was passionate about aviation and had his private pilot license. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He attended Pulaski Christian Church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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