Richard "Ed" Edward Singletary passed away at the age of 94 at home on June 12, 2014, with his loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Emilda Rayburn Singletary; his daughters Sharon Menne, Pat Sanders, and Gay Nell Williams (husband Wayne); and a dear family friend Robert Fowler. He has 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Mr. Singletary is preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Abilene Bowman Singletary, brother Wilford Singletary, and sister Vernice Singletary Rayburn. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army, Technician Fifth Grade, Company "A," 324th Engineers Battalion, from June 12, 1942, to October 3, 1945. He was discharged honorably and received the Silver Star, EAMETO Medal, and Good Conduct Medal, and served in the Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was active in the VFW Post 5174 service as Post Commander, Quartermaster, and Board of Trustees. He was a lifetime member. He was best known for his fishing on the river, giving away vegetables, and selling minnow nets at Lock One Grocery. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation will be on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Orean Spence to be officiating.
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Williams Funeral Home
67525 Highway 41 Pearl River, LA 70452
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from June 13 to June 16, 2014