August 15, 1925 – February 2, 2020
Joe E Singer passed from this life Sunday, February 2, 2020, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Iowa Park. Dr. Darrell Monday and Pastor Glen Pearce will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park.
Joe was born August 15, 1925 in Floral Park, New York. Joe liked wearing his cowboy boots and jeans, and liked to say he was not born in Texas but got here as fast as he could. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University where he played basketball for the Racing Rams.
Joe served in the Navy during World War II in the Philippines. He served on the Iowa Park City Council for 15 years, as well as on numerous committees, was a longtime member of the Lions Club, was involved in many community service projects, and was a long time member and Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church.
Joe leaves behind his wife of 69 years Wanda; daughter Teri Hammonds of Cleburne, Texas; and son Tony Singer and wife Heather and daughter J.J. of St. Helena, California.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, 300 N. Yosemite, Iowa Park, Texas 76367 or to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.
- Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
February 6, 2020
I met Joe back in 2002 when I joined the Iowa Park Lion's Club. He was one of my favorite members! I nearly always sat at his table. We were both made our careers in the medical field and had plenty to talk about. He was a warm friendly person. He and Wanda used to sit behind us a few pews back at Church on Sundays until Joe got so sick he just couldn't come much anymore. And, small world that it is, he and Wanda lived right next to us. Joe was such a bright spot. He had a commanding presence because he was so tall and good -looking. But he was such a gentleman and made everyone feel at ease.
I'm so glad I got the opportunity to met and get to know Joe through the Lion's Club. It was a privilege. Our prayers are with Wanda and the rest of the family. May God shower His comfort and peace on you all as you go through this painful loss. And may God heal your broken hearts with the knowledge of the hope of the eternal reunion. In Jesus' name. Amen
February 3, 2020
Wow! This saddens me. I knew Joe while I lived in Iowa Park and went to First Baptist Church with him up until I moved away in Oct 06. I loved to hear him talk of work experiences and slide in a joke every now and then. As the song by Vince Gill says in the chorus, "......son, your work on earth is done - go to heaven a shoutin' - love for the Father and the Son...."