Tommy Glenn Ligon

Born: Tue., Feb. 3, 1948
Died: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tue., Nov. 07, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Nov. 08, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church of Greensboro - North Campus

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Tommy Glenn Ligon

Tommy Glenn Ligon of Greensboro, GA, died Friday, November 3, 2017 in Athens, GA.  Son of the late Arnold Ligon, Sr. and Aretta Wilkerson Ligon, he was born on February 3, 1948 in Madisonville, KY.  He graduated from Madisonville High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he played football and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. On July 27, 1979, Tommy married the former Terri Burgess.  A lifelong trucking executive and owner, he was a proud independent partner of Lone Star Transportation.  Tommy was also deeply involved in the thoroughbred horse industry for over 45 years, and owned Tommy G. Ligon and Cottonwood Racing stables, where he won many awards including Ohio Breeder and Owner of the Year.  Tommy was an avid supporter of many charitable causes, including the Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club.  In 1989, Tommy and family moved from Kentucky to Conyers, GA. Tommy and his wife, Terri, have been residents of Greensboro for twelve years, but have been coming to Greensboro and Lake Oconee for over 30 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. 

In addition to his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Terri Ligon of Greensboro, GA, Tommy is survived by his daughter, Lauren Brooks (George III) of Smyrna, GA, and son Conley Ligon (Sarah) of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, George Brooks, IV, Reese Ligon, and a second granddaughter arriving in January. Tommy is also survived by a large extended family and many beloved friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Mike Morgan officiating.  There will be a reception afterwards at the Fellowship Hall of the Family Life Center at the North Campus.  Interment will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Homesite Cemetery in Providence, KY.  Serving as pallbearers are Tommy Blake, Steve Hathorn, Tony Granitz, Kim Nelson, Will VanMeter, and Larry Webb.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, Tommy G. Ligon Endowment Fund, PO Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the Pete Nance Boys and Girls Club, 1441 Martin Luther King Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the online guest register.


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Bill and Vicki Lynn
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Terri and Family, May you all feel the love of the Lord and the caring thoughts that surround you at this time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Love, Bill and Vicki

Polly hathorn
   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
Terri and family.

How blessed Steve and I were to have known Tommy. He was one of a kind never to be duplicated. His generosity to those he loved and charities he supported will always be remembered and honored.
Although we will miss his physical body, his spirit lives within us.
God bless you.
Polly and Steve Hathorn

Cissy and Glynn Harrison
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind man. You are in our prayers in this difficult time.
Love you, Cissy and Glynn

Kathy Rackley
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017

Brady and I share in your sadness at this time !!!

We are keeping You and Your Family in our thoughts and prayers !!!



Rachel Hoertz
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Charlie and Rachel Hoertz.

What an amazing person Tommy was. We are sorry we cannot be there to honor his life with you. May God surround all of you with His love and comfort. Love, Charlie, Rachel, Bella, and Maddie Hoertz

Shann Moore
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Terri, I was shocked to learn of Tommy's passing. I did not know he had been sick. If I had know I would have been praying for him and you and the kids. When Renee' told me I said, Well, that's Tommy. What better day to pass than on Breeder's Cup. He has the best seat in the house now." In the coming days if there is anything I can do, please let me know. I will be praying for you and kids and all of the extended families. May God send His Holy Spirit to comfort you and walk with you through this. Love Shann

   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
Wish I had just the words you need. I do not.
May it help in some way to know you and the
family are in my thoughts and shall remain so
in the days ahead. Sending Love ~ Renee'

Rodger Frederick
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
It's with a heavy heart that we send our deepest condolences!

Pam Askew
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Terri, Lauren. Conley, and family,
My entire family sends all of you our deepest sympathy on the loss of Tommy. He was a good man and will forever live in all of your hearts. God Bless you all as you grieve this terrible loss in your family. Pam, Heather & Kevin Morris, Brad & Lynn Askew

Ron Ledbetter
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Tommy and I grew up together. I am so sad to hear of his passing and I pray for you and your family. May God wrap his loving, healing arms around you and your family.
Ron Ledbetter

Vicki Dickerson Thomison
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Ligon Family,
With a sad heart, I send my message. I have known Tommy most of my life and my late husbands family was very close to the Ligons. I think Jeff's Daddy and Arnold met overseas during WWII. They quickly became best friends and Arnold suggested that Mr. Thomison bring his young family to Kentucky. That happened and the rest is history. At any rate, I'm so sorry to hear of Tommy's death and I will lift your family in prayer. I'm glad Tommy was a part of our MHS Class of 1966.

Kathy Ehlers- Williamson
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Kathy Ehlers-Williamson and Jack Law

Bill Craft
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Terri, Herb, Jim, Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was always such a outgoing, friendly nice guy.

Katherine Williamson
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Jay, Billy, Kathy and Jack.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Billy Matts,and family, Jay Matts and family, Kathy Ehlers- Williamson, and Jack Law

Jack & Mary Branson
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Mary and I went to high school with Tommy, and always thought so highly of him. Our prayers are with his family. May the Lord give you His Peace and Comfort.

Steve Edwards
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Tommy was very loving and kind toward his mother-in-law, Blon Burgess, as well as to my mother, Nell Edwards, her sister. He was devoted to his wife, Terri, and their children, Lauren and Conley. My deepest sympathy and love go out to all of them, to their families, to our extended family, and to Tommy's countless friends. May God bless and keep you all safely in the days ahead and throughout the future. Love, Steve

Jim Cortese
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
Tommy you made a big impression on my life. You are as good as they get.. May you rest in peace brother. Prayers to your family of comfort! I wish I could be there to give everyone a hug...

Jim and Renee Cortese

Glenn & Mary Workman
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
Our best to all of the extended Ligon family. Tommy was always upbeat and a joy to be around. Aretta Bee and Bonnie had a loving home for Tommy and his brothers, and we miss being in that warm and welcoming place. Love to all.

Sydney Allen
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Crown Technology, LLC.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ligon family.

Carla Simerly
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Mike Kistler.

Richard & Judi Fee
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Terri and Family,
Our sincere thoughts are with you. We are from Kentucky and worked for
LIGON back with all the old crew. We have many good memories of Tommy and we are very sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his arms around your family at this time of sorrow .

Leigh Lofgren
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Terri and family,
We were so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Tommy. Our deepest sympathy to you all at this time and he will be missed by all who knew him.
With love
leigh & Bob