Robert Dean Singleton

Monday, December 26, 1960 - Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Loved His Family Deeply

Photo of Robert Dean Singleton  - 1960-2021

Canton- Robert Dean Singleton, age 60, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, entered into his heavenly place of peace and rest on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Dean was born on December 26, 1960 to Inez Hawkins Singleton of Canton and the late Robert Singleton.  He had been employed as a semi-trailer truck driver for several trucking companies throughout Western North Carolina and he had also worked at Browning Tire in Canton for many years. Dean loved the mountains where he was born and raised and he spent endless hours fishing every chance that he could find.  Automobile racing was also a great passion of Dean’s and he followed every race with a true fan’s dedication. One of Dean’s favorite places to visit was the beach, and his last wish was to see the ocean once more with his family. On this visit, Dean was able to see the ocean once more and when the golden sunrise rose on Tuesday morning Dean had peacefully passed away and awakened in his glorious Heavenly home. This seems a fitting farewell for our beloved Dean, for our love for him will always be deeper and greater than the ocean that he loved.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Tamera Miller Singleton; his children, Kaelyn McCullough (Saisha), Brianna Singleton (Zack Worley), Bobbie Davis, and Kimberly Davis; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Lillianna, Maddie, C J Webb, Zaylee, Parker, and Katelyn; a precious baby great-granddaughter, Izzy, who Dean dearly longed to hold but was blessed to be able to see her pictures; a sister, Debbie Blaylock (Randy Garrett); a brother, Duane Singleton (Jennifer); Jerimy Mathis (Amy), who Dean loved just like a brother; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends that he cherished.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dean will be held at 2:00 Monday, May 3, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the Singleton family kindly asks that memorials be made to Crawford / Ray Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

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


The live stream of Dean's funeral service is available here.






Condolences from family and friends

Dean was like a brother,we grew up together . got lot memory of us grow up.Tammy and family and Aunt inez our thoughts and.
Phil & Barbara pressley Davis
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all st a time like this Margaret & Jerry Patker
Margaret Parker
This man always went above and beyond for his family. Bri as my best friend for many years has with her family always welcomed me with open arms. Breaks my heart I'd not even seen him recently. Sending lots of love and good vibes to the family. If there is anyway I can help please let me know. I love you all dearly.
Aleisha Gates
Tammy. Just want you to know how sorry I am to hear about Dean. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.
Gail McElrath Paxton
Prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss Tammy and kids a family I have known many years. Dean was a good soul and was always good to my family. May you Rest In Peace
Michael surrett
Tammy, I’m sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
Teresa McCracken Surrett
Tammy there are no words that can take the pain away at this time. I am sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family.
Kathy King
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest condolences.
Cynthia Burnette