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Thomas Hugh Ligon of Gloucester, a native of Hampton, died on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at Sentara Norfolk Heart Hospital.

Thom was in the first graduating class of Kecoughtan High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War serving his country as a Morse Code Interceptor, receiving two Bronze Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60/device and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was an avid NASCAR fan, Oakland Raiders Football enthusiast, loved fishing with his buddies. However, his family and grandchildren were always the top priority.

Parents, Marshall M. Mattox Jr., Kathleen Magee, and his brother, Andreas Henry Ligon, preceded him in death.  

He is survived by a daughter, Heather Ligon; son, Sean Ligon; their mother, Regina; two grandsons, Alexander and Jaxson, as well as daughter, Crystal Ligon Zettler; son, Matthew Ligon (Sarah); granddaughters, Abbigail and Allyssa; siblings, Marsha K. Germek, Isabella Wheat, Marshall M. Mattox III; uncle, Frederick Magee (Loretta); cousin, David Magee (Anne); in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, Teddy Queen and Sherie McVay.  

As per his request, services will be private.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No 58, P.O. Box 58, White Marsh, Va. 23183.