Reverse mortgage specialist Michael Sigmon, who has served as an originator with New American Funding in Nashville, Tenn. since 2018, passed away on Sunday, August 29, RMD has learned. He was 68 years old.
Sigmon’s career in the reverse mortgage business goes back to at least 2007, when he began working for Brentwood, Tenn.-based Churchill Mortgage as a reverse mortgage specialist. From there, he moved onto serving as a reverse mortgage loan originator for Reliant Bank briefly before serving several years at New Castle Mortgage in the greater Nashville area, before joining New American Funding in late 2018.
Sigmon’s obituary makes mention of his career path in the reverse mortgage industry as one of the things that brought his life joy.
“Making people happy wasn’t just part of Mike’s personal life, it was part of his career, where he was a reverse mortgage specialist,” the obituary reads. “The relationships he had with his clients and helping them use their home ownership to reach their financial goals brought him great joy — it also made him a top producer for New American Funding.”
Sigmon maintained over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. After transitioning to mortgage lending, he decided to move to Nashville which led him to meet the woman who ultimately became his wife in 1990.
RMD extends our condolences to Mr. Sigmon’s friends and family during this difficult time.