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William R. "Bob" Singleton

Washington, NC - Retired Chief Petty Officer William Robert "Bob" Singleton, age 81, was surrounded by his loving family when he was called to meet his Father July 18, 2018.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, proud Navy Veteran, and good and faithful servant.

Bob was an excellent provider for his family and shared much with others. He gave to the Shiner's Hospitals for Children, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, victims of natural disasters, and his church.

He wasn't just a grandpa to his four grandchildren, he was "Boppie." He showed his love through words and actions. By planting 500 blueberry bushes, he left a lasting legacy of provision and hard work. He was known for working with his hands and could fix anything. He was a wise advisor to his family, sharing stories and life lessons. He enjoyed puzzles, reading, studying his bible, and time with family.

His proudest military moment was achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer at age 24. He was a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and earned the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He was a former Mason, past member of the Old Ford Ruritan Club, and member of The Children of the Assembly of God church.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jeanette McHorney Singleton. Bob is survived by his daughters Dr. Gayle Singleton-Yatawara of Salisbury, NC and Cheri Singleton Hinshelwood of Suffolk, VA, sons-in-law Chanaka Yatawara and Geoffrey Hinshelwood, and four grandchildren Lily and Grace Yatawara, and Abigail and Owen Hinshelwood.

A service was held in Washington, NC on July 21, 2018. Memorials may be made to the , 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 12, 2018
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