Roy Clyde Singleton

Monday, November 18, 1935 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

In God's Care

Photo of Roy Clyde Singleton  - 1935-2017

Canton – In the Autumn season of November 18, 1935, Dennis and Katherine Goodson Singleton of the Dix Creek Community were blessed with the birth of Roy Clyde Singleton, who was one of three sons born to the Singleton family on this day.  On August 2, 2017, Roy Clyde Singleton was called to his heavenly home.

Roy and his brothers, Ralph and Ray were well known as they grew up in the community and will always be remembered as full of fun and sometimes mischievous as they continually played pranks and jokes on their family and friends. Roy had made his home in Haywood County all of his life and was a graduate of Bethel High School.  Mr. Singleton honorably served his country as a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War on the USS Newport News and retired from the naval reserve after 30 plus years as a Chief Petty Officer.  He was employed with Champion International, where he retired with 37 years of dedicated service. Roy loved to farm and he could often be found at equipment and machinery auctions which were held throughout the area.  He will forever be remembered and loved by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Singleton who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are his daughter, Melanie Singleton and Bobby Glance of Canton; a son, Tim Singleton and Jan Singleton of Clyde; grandchildren, Noah, Brooke and Cole; a brother, Ralph Singleton of Canton; a sister, Velma Cain and Bill Cain of Baltimore, Maryland and many many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Mr. Tim Singleton officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial with military honors will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Singleton family.





Condolences from family and friends


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I served in the Naval Reserve with Roy, and spent many days at our meetings together. We would ride to lunch together, along with Way Kinsland, and then we'd head to the Dreamland Flea Market. Good memories. Prayers and sympathy to all the family.
Ken Johnson
Was at Bethel school with the triplett's, sorry to hear of Roy's passing and did not know Ray had already passed. Great fun loving guys. Prayers for all the family for Roy and belated sorrow for Ray.
Ruby Shipman Crumpler