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Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA

OBITUARY

Charles C. Singleton

May 4, 1928January 9, 2020
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Charles Calvin Singleton, 91, of Madison Heights passed away Thursday, January 9,2020 at his residence. Born on May 4, 1928 he was the son of the late Charles William Singleton and Ruth Burford Singleton. He was the loving husband of Viola G.Singleton for 53 years. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Carolyn and Joyce; a stepson, Ron (Marcia) ; three grandchildren, Amy, Mark (Diane), and Keith (Kellie); and six great grandchildren. Charles served in the U.S.Army in Austria during World War II and in Korea during the Korean War. He retired from C & P Telephone Co.in 1981 after 32 years of service. One of Charles' greatest loves began in 1952 when he got involved in fire services. He joined the Vienna Vol.Fire Dept and served in many capacities and received multiple accolades for his service until 1981 when he and Vi moved to Ebony Va. He is a current Life Member with VVFD. He joined the Ebony Vol.Fire Dept.and also served in various capacities, one being chief for 14 years.Still an active member at EVFD he was chosen as their 2019 Firefighter of the Year. In July 2005 he was appointed by the Amherst County Board of Supervisors as Chairman of the County Emergency Services Council. In July 2012 he received the President's Award from the Va State Fire Chiefs Association. Since 1983 he has served on the Va State Firefighters Association Legislative Committee. In 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Fire Services Council. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Monday, January 13 at Whitten Monelison Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, January 14 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Monroe with Pastor Glynn Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. The family requests that those considering memorial contributions make them to First Baptist Church of Monroe, PO Box 247, Monroe VA

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • First Baptist Church of Monroe Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Burial Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Steven Singleton

January 16, 2020

I am sorry for your great loss. I wanted to share some Singleton history and see if there are any relationships. My Grandfather was Charles William Singleton (1907 - 1967). He was from the Gladys area of Campbell County. He had a half brother by the name of Peyton Singleton, who resided in Amherst County. Charlie was married to Frances Viar Singleton. Charlie’s Father was Albert Singleton. My Father was Alvin William Singleton (1926 - 1991). My name is Steven Lynn Singleton and I have a Son, William Hunter Singleton. The history of my great Grandfather is not clear, but, he had two Sons by two different women. My grand parents moved to Lynchburg during the Great Depression, where we all lived. Please call me if you want to discuss or have any information that will help me fill in the blanks (434.238.3393).
May God be with you in your grief,
Steve

Gregory Harris

January 13, 2020

Joyce,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

All of us at the ADC.

Jeff Bailey

January 13, 2020

Chief Singleton was certainly a great advocate and steward for the Virginia Fire Service throughout his career and life.
He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.

Jeff Bailey
Former Member of the Virginia Fire Services Board

Kenney Smith

January 12, 2020

In Mathew 25:23 it is written "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master."
I met Mr. Singleton in 2006 when we moved in next door. He and his wife were very friendly and generous through the years. He grew gardens and would share his corn with us , and he would give me firewood to help keep my family warm. Even during the snow storms he would come and plow our driveways with his tractor that he was proud of.
Mr. Singleton loved life, his family, and all firefighters. He worked deligently many many years here locally and in Richmond for all causes of firefighting. The gentleman that took over for Mr. Singleton on the Governors Board told me that Mr. Singleton was the only private citizen in VA that could walk in off the street and get a meeting with the sitting Governor, that is how respected Mr. Singleton was.
Mr. Singleton will be truly missed by many, but he will be welcomed by many more into heaven. James 1:12 says "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Mr.Singleton will be missed by me and my family. May you rest in peace.

Diane Escherich

January 11, 2020

Our dearest Grandfather Charlie! Our family cherishes the times we spent together. We shared so much laughter, joy and love together.

Nathaniel & Jacob adored you so much. You were their one and only Great Grandpa!

We will miss seeing you, but will always look toward heaven in hopes you will watch over and pray for us always. We love you forever.

Mark, Diane, Nathaniel & Jacob

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