James W. “Jim” Singleton, Sr.

Published 4:22 am Tuesday, November 9, 2010

By Staff
Mr. James William “Jim” Singleton, Sr., age 75, a resident of 618 S&J Lane, the Clarks Neck Community of Washington, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Beaufort County Medical Center of Washington.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington officiated by Pastor Keith Hudson and Rev. Delmus Ayers. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Nephews Buddy Beddard, Ray Beddard, Bryan Dixon, Eric Singleton, Michael Godfrey and Stephen Godfrey will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Jim was born in Pitt County on August 23, 1935, son of the late William Ivey Singleton and the late Gaynell Barrett Singleton. He attended Pitt County Schools before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Jim married the former Stella Dixon on September 1, 1957 who survives. He was a charter member of Clarks Neck Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Riverview Baptist Church. Mr. Jim was a farmer and a production supervisor at Stanadyne Corp. Following his retirement, he was a car transporter for Lee Chevrolet. Mr. Jim will be long remembered as the Watermelon Man.
Surviving along with Mr. Jim’s wife Stella of the home is a daughter: Cindy Jones and her husband Randy of Washington; a son: James “Jim” Singleton, Jr. and his wife Jennie of Washington; a daughter: Gay Carraway and her husband Robert of Washington; a son: Mark Singleton and his wife Tina of Washington; a brother: S. Cecil Singleton of Washington; two sisters: Cora Lane of Chandler, AZ and Shirley Godfrey of Washington; and nine grandchildren: Shanna Steinert and her husband Nick, Katelyn Singleton, Dylan Singleton, Laura Carraway, Robyn Carraway, Jessica Singleton, Mark Singleton, Jr., Taylor Singleton and Johnathan Singleton. Mr. Jim was eagerly expecting his first great-grandchild in May of 2011.
The family will receive friends at the home. Condolences may be offered by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Singleton family.
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