Carl Woodrow Singleton Jr.
1947 - 2021
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Carl Woodrow Singleton Jr, age 73, passed peacefully on June 5, 2021. Born Nov. 30, 1947 in Morgantown, West Virginia to the late Carl Woodrow and late Mara Lee (Fetty) Singleton; raised in Cleveland. Decorated Army Veteran serving multiple tours in Vietnam and Thailand with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Special Forces. Recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor and three Purple Hearts. Retired from US Postal Inspectors Forensic Laboratory Services, managing labs countrywide. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. Loved to travel, cruise, and adventure all over the world with his wife and family. Avid outdoorsman enjoying golf, boating, fishing, hunting. Opera aficionado and Ohio sports enthusiast. Devoted husband to Claire Scott Miller of Westlake; proud father to sons Joseph (Erika) and Carl of former spouse Chatchali; loving stepdad to Erika (Ollie Yates) and Buck (Caitlin) of wife Claire. Cherished grandfather "Papa Butch" to Colin, Owen, Aiden, Lexi (great-grand daughter Juliana), Joseph, Tyler Singleton; Annabella Yates and Cian Miller; and loyal dog companion Spike. Private family internment. Donations may be made to Providing K9s for Warriors

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Published in The Plain Dealer from Jun. 8 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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June 15, 2021
There are so many great things I could say about Carl but what will always stand out to me is the love he had for his children, family, for Claire, and Spike. His memory will live on through us all.
Nicole Fleischer
June 14, 2021
Claire - so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Katie Liebel
June 14, 2021
Claire - We’re so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be sincerely missed. As the days and weeks pass, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
TJ & Stacy Bittel
June 14, 2021
Claire and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and the entire family at this time.
Charlotte Ware
June 11, 2021
Carl was such a wonderful man. He always made me feel like I was family. He looked after me and always greeted me with a warm smile. He touched so many lives and his legacy will live on. We miss you, Carl. ❤
Michelle Holland
June 11, 2021
Wow Claire, there are no words. I am so sorry to hear your news. I’m sure you will hear that a thousand times in the days to come. Just know he is in a much better place, and you are loved. Take the time to grieve your loss. I look forward to seeing you soon, for that hug that Tom referred to.
Bill Campana
June 10, 2021
Carl was such a sweet man. Loved his bike, loved his smile and his friendly hello. Carl was always kind and great family man. He was a hero and his military service was and is appreciated. Carl will be missed by all. My love to Claire and family. May our Lord bring you strength and peace. ❤ Lynn and Gary Eckert
Lynn Eckert
June 10, 2021
My Sincere condolences to the Singleton family. Carl was a pleasant person to work with and I along with many of his co-workers valued his knowledge and experience which he shared freely. May the love of friends and family comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless!
Crystal Rowell
June 9, 2021
Claire, my heart is heavy for the heartbreak you and your family are experiencing. I’m sure that you're being surrounded by friends and family members from whom you’ll receive much love and support. I hope that the memories they share with you and all of your cherished memories will lighten your heart and comfort you. Thinking of all of you.
Connie Latson
June 8, 2021
God bless uncle Butch. Praying you can hunt deer and ride your motorcycle in heaven.
Larry Young
June 8, 2021
I am so sad to learn of Carl’s passing. He lived a full life and I truly expected him to be around for a very long time. He left us much too soon. Carl was a wonderful co-worker at the Postal Inspection Service. His range of experience and knowledge base always made him a fascinating co-worker, a can do type of guy and a fun lunch room conversationalist. He also didn’t hesitate to take my money playing poker!! My sympathies to his family and loved ones.
Michael T. Rae
June 8, 2021
Claire, Joe and Carl so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Julia and Joe (Perry) Singleton
June 8, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to Claire & family- Thoughts are with you during this time.- Wendy ( Marsh) & Douglas Chasar
wendy Chasar
June 8, 2021
So sorry for the loss of Carl! My heart goes out to Claire and family. May your wonderful memories forever hold him close to you. Much love!
Sandy Zabinski
June 8, 2021
I've known Carl through the years as a co worker, and a boss. I always enjoyed his visits to Chicago. He was always fair to me; a good man. My prayers and thoughts are with you and family. Let me know if I can be of help.
Chris Wilkins
June 8, 2021
R.I.P. my brother.
June 8, 2021
Thank you for your brave service to our country !
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