Fire Marshal in the city of Temple, TX
Veteran: U.S. Army, World War I
John C. Singleton, 83, of 3414 East Drive, Temple, died in a Temple hospital Saturday after a long illness.
Funeral will be at 1pm Monday in Harper-Talasek Funeral Home with Minister James LeFan officiating. Burial will be in Bellwood Memorial Park. [he was later moved to the same cemetery as his parents, grandparents and siblings]
Mr. Singleton was a native of Louisiana. He was a retired Temple fire marshal and was owner and operator of Singleton's Nursing Home on West Adams Street in Temple. He was a 50-year member of the AF and AM Masonic Victon Lodge No. 364 and was a member of the Karem Shrine of Waco. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post No. 133.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Eve Singleton; one daughter Mrs. V. J. Gianilloni of Baton Rouge, LA; two step-daughters, Mrs. J. W. Brock of St. Petersburg, FL and Mrs. J. D. Woody of Pasadena; one stepson, Bryan Belanger of Brewton, AL; three brothers W. S. Singleton of Lake Charles, LA, David Singleton of Sulphur, LA, and G. C. Singleton of Vinton, LA, three sisters, Mrs. Hall Moore of Beaumont, Mrs. Elton Leach of Baton Rouge, LA, and Mrs. D. C. Cox of Bell City, LA; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital of Shreveport, LA or the Burns Hospital in Galveston.
Printed in the Temple Daily Telegram - July 3rd, 1976
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