David Lynn Singleton
September 22, 1964 – September 1, 2020
David Lynn Singleton was born in Ft. Worth, TX, on September 22, 1964. He entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 1, 2020. After boldly holding ALS at bay for 14 years, surviving a couple of strokes and a heart attack, and beating cancer twice, he defiantly succumbed to complications of COVID-19. Nevertheless, David went on his own terms, living passionately and worshipping God in spirit and in truth until he took his final breath at home, with family present physically and virtually.
David grew up in Ponca City, OK, and graduated from Ponca City High School, Oklahoma State University, and Sunset School of Theology. He resided in Lubbock, TX, Pensacola, FL, and Highlands Ranch, CO, before being lured back to the Sooner State by his high school sweetheart in 2007. David had a successful career as an accountant, and traveled throughout the country as director of sales and marketing for accounting software specializing in consulting with nonprofits and churches.
Unquestionably, his first love was serving God through ministry. David led his first worship service at age 5 and preached his first sermon at age 12. Throughout the years he served in various churches as a worship leader, cell group pastor, choir director, youth minister and teacher. Most recently, David was a member of Capitol Hill Assembly in Oklahoma City and served as a worship team keyboardist. In 2006, David was diagnosed with aggressive ALS and told he would die within six months to two years. He decided not to, and poured his energy into serving God in any way he could for his remaining days. That is exactly what David did, inspiring countless people with his faith and courage and leading many to Christ.
David is survived by his wife of 13 years, Terrisa Singleton; his daughter Kimberly Southwood and her husband Shawn; his daughter Kendra Barrett and her husband, Jesse; his stepchildren Catherine, Brooke, and Thomas Phipps; and his precious grandchildren, Aspen and Adam Barrett. He is also survived by his mother, Wanda Leathers; his father, Thomas Singleton; his stepmother Linda Singleton; his sister, Karen Kidder; his stepsister Stephanie Marazas and her husband Mark; his stepbrother Bryan Johnson; his uncle Billy Roach and his wife Lucia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His favorite scripture was, “For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” David is now experiencing the gain of knowing Jesus and basking in the glory of God, in perfect joy and health. A public visitation will be held Monday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Advantage Funeral Services South Chapel, 7720 S. Pennsylvania Avenue in Oklahoma City. Please honor the family by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
To ensure the safety of those he loved, the funeral will be limited to immediate family only, but all are invited to watch a live stream of the service on the Capitol Hill Assembly Facebook page and website, Tuesday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. David will be interred at Moore Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome; memorial contributions may be sent to Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care.
Monday, September 7, 2020
David Lynn Singleton
September 5, 2020
I left a memory yesterday and it has disappeared so I will try again.
I met David when I was 5 and he was 6 years old. We went to the same family Church as my family did. Even at 6, David took God very seriously. He wore a suit, button up shirt and tie, polished black shoes and slick backed hair, just like his father, Thomas. He was very memorable. As we got older, as teens, we became good friends and we never lost touch. 2 weeks ago he texted me he had CoVid, then he went quiet a few days later, not responding. I hate this was what eventually sent him home but I know he is flying with Jesus and enjoying the eternity he has Always planned on celebrating. I am happy and at peace knowing he is free from his body, and in spirit again. I love the Singleton family and my prayers and love are with them Always. He called me Miss Kimmy and I called him Mr David, and that never changed either. He even named his youngest daughter, Kimberly after me; the greatest honor I’ve ever had! I’ll miss speaking with him and was so grateful we could text up til the end. But I’ll still be speaking with him still and I hope he is having the most beautiful time in Heaven!
September 3, 2020
After teaching many years, it is difficult to remember all the names and faces of the students I taught. The special ones remain in your heart and memories forever. David was special. I remember him to be a quiet (really), well mannered young man. People were drawn to him.
I had the opportunity to connect with David in the last couple of years. To my delight, he was the same sweet boy within the body of a man! His love for the Lord radiated. He had survived many health problems only to be described as miracles! ALS is a disease to be feared. David seem to embrace it as one more way to proclaim his faith.
To Terrisa and the rest of his loved ones, I know he will be missed but he is waiting for you. I see David's departure date, as the day he had prepared for all his life. There is so much comfort in knowing he was truly ready.
David Singleton was a godly man, my friend and someone who set the pace for living a good life. I am blessed to have met that well mannered young man so many years ago. David Singleton, I love you and I shall see you again at the reunion!
Krista (Waggerman) Reid
September 3, 2020
Thank you for your witness and the true example of what living a life for Christ looks like David! <3
September 3, 2020
I knew David to be courageous and confident in God as he faced many physical challenges on top of battling ALS. His passion in life was to worship his Savior, Jesus Christ, and to spend time with his family. I love how he loved being a husband, father and grandfather. His family brought him so much joy and he cherished every moment with them.
My conversations, mostly through texting, were always about the Lord and I cherish that about our friendship. It’s a blessing and honor to know this great man of God who so passionately worshipped Jesus through his life and as he entered his heavenly home.