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Billy (Bill) R. Singleton


5/14/2009

Billy (Bill) R. Singleton, 74, of Fort Worth Texas, formally of Roseville, died at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his home.  He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Abingdon, to Ray and Lucille (Strickland) Singleton.

 

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Singleton and step-daughter Nikki Strawser, both of  Fort Worth, Texas; three sons, Mark Singleton, Chatham, Brett (Chris) Singleton, Roseville and Todd (Cheri) Singleton, Monmouth; five grandchildren, Erin, Raun, and Brooke Singleton, Scott and Megan Singleton and Bart and Chad Carlson; two step-grandchildren and one sister, Beverly Ridel, Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Hel grew up in Roseville and graduated from Roseville High School.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in England from 1955-1958. He was a member of the Roseville Masonic Lodge #519. He worked for Alexander Lumber Company for 28 years, becoming an accomplished draftsman and yard manager in Taylorville, Lincoln and Galesburg.

He continued that career in Texas from 1981 until he retired in 2002.

He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved following baseball, golf, basketball and football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He also loved spending time with his two calico cats.

Graveside services at Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery will follow visitation, which will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wedneday, May 13, 2009, at the Corman Memorial Home. A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge.

Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com.

Corman Memorial Home, Roseville is in charge of arrangements.

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