Billy R. “Bill’’ Singleton
FORT WORTH, Texas-Billy R. “Bill’’ Singleton, 74, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Roseville, died at 6:18 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his home.
He was born in Abingdon Feb. 18, 1935, the son of Ray and Lucille (Strickland) Singleton.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Singleton, and stepdaughter, Nikki Strawser, both of Fort Worth, Texas; three sons, Mark Singleton, Chatham, Ill., Brett (Chris) Singleton, Roseville, Ill., and Todd (Cherie) Singleton, Monmouth, Ill.; five grandchildren, Erin, Raun and Brooke Singleton, Scott and Megan Singleton and Bart and Chad Carlson; two stepgrandchildren; and one sister, Beverly Ridel, Macomb, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill grew up in Roseville and graduated from Roseville High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force in England from 1955 to 1958. He was a member of Roseville Masonic Lodge 519. He worked for Alexander Lumber Company for 28 years, becoming an accomplished draftsman and yard manager in Taylorville, Ill., Lincoln, Ill., and Galesburg, Ill. Bill continued that career in Texas from 1981 until he retired in 2002.
He was an avid sport 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 were held Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery. Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge.
Online condolences may be made at www.cormanmh.com.