Mr. Herbert James Singleton, Sr passed away on Thursday February 20, 2020 in Dahlonega, Ga. He was 88 years old. Mr. Singleton was born in Travelers Rest (Renfrew Village), SC on August 24, 1931. He was raised there and in Greenville, SC.
He attended Parker High School in Greenville. He joined the Army in 1948. He also met and married Barbara Ann Starnes that same year on December 27. They moved to Fayetteville (Fort Bragg), NC where all three of their children would eventually be born. Herb served for twenty years in the Army where he served in North Carolina at Fort Bragg, Mannheim, Germany, Fort Knox, Ky, Fort Benning, Ga and Viet Nam.
Herb retired from Fort Benning, GA in 1968 as a Chief Warrant Officer. He then had a long career as the marketing director at Smith Container Corporation and retired from there in the mid nineties.
Herb is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Ann Singleton, his parents Charlie and Cecile Singleton, brothers Calvin, Carlos and Bill Singleton and sister Sarah Singleton Sammons. He is also preceded in death by two grandsons, Herbert James Singleton, III (Jamie) and Christopher Tanner Thornhill (Chris).
He is survived by all three children. They are son Douglas Alan Singleton (12/29/50) and wife Ann of Dahlonega, GA., son Herbert James Singleton, Jr (Buzz) (12/7/51) and wife Faye of Barnesville, GA, and daughter Sandra Gail Singleton Thornhill (Sandie) (8/6/53) of Lawrenceville, GA.
He is also survived by his brother Everette Clinton Singleton (Zeb) and wife Jo of Inman, SC., three grandchildren, Alicia Ann Strickland Pruitt and husband Shawn of Great Mills, MD., Laura Leigh Singleton of Smyrna, GA. And Sandra Ashley Thornhill Long and husband Vic of Jefferson, GA. Thirteen Great Grandchildren:
Jamie Nicole Singleton age 25
Austin Thomas Pruitt age 23 and wife Malia of Charlevoix, MI
Caleb Ray Pruitt age 20 of Great Mills, MD
Alyssa Marie Brown age 18 of San Antonio, TX
Caydance Kylee Thornhill Wilson age 16 of Hesperus, CO
Bailey Hope Davis age 14 of Bethlehem, GA
Taylor Ann Williams age 22 & Tristan Blake Thornhill age 12 of Atlanta, GA
Sydney Marie Harris age 17, Jacelyn Paige Thornhill age 12 & Keegan Loraine Thornhill age 10 of Lawrenceville, GA
Maggie Grace Long age 4 & Elijah Thomas Long age 3 of Jefferson, GA
And one Great, Great Granddaughter Grace-Lynn Keli’iopunui Pruitt of Charlevoix, MI.
Herb is also survived by his much beloved friend Mrs. Jean Foust of many years whom we all love and appreciate. She has been a great comfort to him all these years and one that we all consider our family.
A funeral will be held for Herb on Sunday February 23 at Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, Ga. His viewing will be in the church at 1:00 P.M. and the funeral will start at 2:00 P.M. and officiated by Bro Ralph Easterwood. He will then be taken to Lawrenceville, Ga where he will be laid to rest at East Shadowlawns Memorial Gardens in a private service with his late wife Barbara and next to his late son-in-law Tom Thornhill, and grandson Chris Thornhill.
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