William "Bill" Singleton

Born: Fri., Aug. 26, 1932
Died: Sat., Apr. 8, 2017


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 13, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 14, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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William E. “Bill” Singleton 84, Greenwood, passed away April 8, 2017.  He was born August 26, 1932 at LaPorte, IN to the late Merle and Grace Becker Singleton.  He married Bobbe J. (Burns) Singleton on November 22, 1975 at Indianapolis, and she survives.

He was a resident of Indianapolis and Greenwood since 1952.  He was active in mortuary service since 1951 and was the owner and operator of Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center on Madison Avenue in Indianapolis.  Bill was a member of Southport United Methodist Church, Southport Masonic Lodge No. 270 F.&A.M. (Worshipful Master 1968), Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, and the Southport Chapter No. 442 Order of Eastern Star.

Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 14 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation from  3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, at the mortuary.  Entombment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hall, Indiana.  Memorial gifts have been suggested to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268 or Indiana Canine Assistance Network, 5610 Crawfordsville Road, Suite 2101, Indianapolis, IN 46224.

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Tracy Rakow
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
I was so sad to hear of Bill's death, I've always enjoyed being around Bill and you when we had the chance, always enjoyed my conversations with Bill and really admired him. Please know that we are praying for God's comfort and support at this rough patch in your life. Please also know that if Suzy and I can help in any way at any time we would love to have you call and let us know.
Love Tracy and Suzy

Don Resener
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
Sending my sincere Condolences to you Bobbe, and family members..So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a true friend and blessing to so many on the South side of Indy, and represented God's healing through his service. I can assure you that his kind and precious service, care, support, was so special to me and my family upon the tragic passing of daughter Vicki Resener, and then so thankful for his support in assisting me with my wife's passing in 2004. May his memories be ones that will give you and family members so much love and support in the day's to come... Don Resener.

Karan Deardorff
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
Sending you my love and prayers. Bill meant so much to so many on the south side, and gave comfort to so many during their time of need. Mom and dad spoke so highly of him, even after they moved to the desert. May God be with you during this time, offering you strength, comfort and love.

Karan and David Deardorff

Mindy (Date) Anderson
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr Singleton was such a comfort to us all and especially my dad when my mom passed away last fall.

Dick & Joyce Bender
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I don't think I knew of a kinder man on this planet than Bill. How he just kept ministering to so many families, including mine, throughout the years is truly phenomenal. He will be sorely missed. RIP, Bill. Special condolences to Bobbe.

Beth and Alan Slightom
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
We are so, so sorry to see that Bill has passed away. He's been such a helpful and kind person throughout the years as he has served our families. We will miss his friendly greetings upon entering or leaving the mortuary for visitations and funerals.

Joe Renforth
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
I am truly saddened to hear of Mr. Singleton's passing. For the past couple of decades Bill and his colleagues served my family in our time of needs. Bill was true gentleman and extremely kind and a true professional.

Tom & Pat Lytle
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He will truly be missed by a lot of people. He was such a friendly, loving, caring person. Always had a smile and kind words for everyone. We have had several times in the past when he has served our family. We truly loved him.
Tom and Pat Lytle

Bill & Pam Wampler
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Pam and I send our deepest sympathy to Bobbe. My friendship with Bill began when we had adjoining paper routes in La Porte and from there we became golfing buddies. I remember quite well that Bill drove 52 straight hours to attend our wedding as my Best Man. I will miss occasionally meeting Bill in Lafayette over lunch and reminiscing old times together. While this is a difficult time for Bobbe and close friend we can all have warm memories of good times spent together.

Leslie Willsey
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to you Bobbe and family.
You are both very special people to Bob and I.
Bill will be missed greatly.
Leslie and Bob Willsey

andy roberts
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Sorry to hear of Bills passing. YOU and he were always good neighbors and such wonderful people. MAY BILL REST IN PEACE!

Larry Christian
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss Bobbie. Bill was such a wonderful person. I was so blessed to be able to work with him for 20 years at the Mortuary. He touched the lives of so many people and helped them through one of the most difficult time of their lives. I personally have witnessed his since of caring many times. Though we all have lost a wonderful man, and friend, Heaven has gained a wonderful addition. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Bill will live on in our hearts and actions. God bless you Bobbie.


Janet Walk Bell and Family
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
Tony and Singleton staff,
Our condolences to everyone on Bill's passing. Bill was such a blessing to our family when my grandmother passed away and when my father passed away. I hope we can all find comfort knowing we will see him again one day!
Janet Walk Bell and Family

Michelle Harriman
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS was sent by Gary and Michelle Harriman, Indianapolis Funeral Escort Service.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember Bill. Indianapolis Funeral Escort Service

Jan Mernone
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
Dear Bobbe, I was so sad to read of Bill's passing. He was wonderful when my aunt died and he took care of her arrangements in 2009. Sing you were my son Brad's teacher, I always asked about you. Brad graduated from Rose Hulman in 2005 and is an engineer for Honda Performance in California. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of Bill. Jan Mernone

dottie hawkins
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
I was very sad when I saw that Bill had died. He was always so kind and friendly when I saw him. He was great help to our family when "Homer" died

Harry Liggett
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
The Liggett family sends our deepest sympathy to a great man Not very often would a funeral director make an impact on a family but Bill did
Rest in Peace and Thank you

Amanda Groome
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent by Debbie Groome and Family.

Dear Aunt Bobbe, Sending our condolences and much love. May God bless you with comfort and carry you through this time of sorrow. Love from Debbie, Amanda, Greg and Joe

Sharon Blades
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
Dear Bobbe, My deepest sympathy! Bill has been a figure of true caring and support at the passing of many people in my life, most recently my husband (Nov 2016). I loved that, if possible, there would be a smile on the deceased's face. When I mentioned that to Bill he said they always tried to do that ... they knew where they were going would be so much better than anything on this earth. Knowing our loved ones are happy and whole in the Lord does not take away the sadness we feel, though. Prayers, hugs and Christian love are being sent to you and your family. May you feel God's comforting presence surrounding you.

Gary Eastlund, Charlie Harris
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Thought of him as a true friend. God bless.

Clyde and Marlene McAdams
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Dear Bobbie

Marlene and I are so sorry for your loss, Bill was such a special person, he was a great friend and Masonic brother. Bill and I worked together on arranging many memorial services, I will never forget his kindness. It was always a pleasure to visit the mortuary and Bill would be there greeting everyone with his great smile and kind words.

Bill will be missed by many friends and families he has served.

God Bless you and your family.

Clyde and Marlene McAdams

Clyde and Marlene McAdams
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017

So sorry for the loss of one of your best friends and partner, our prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.

Clyde and Marlene McAdams

Lynn Bewley
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
As a Homesteaders Life Rep, I met Bill when I first came to Indiana about 20 years ago. Since then I've consistently worked with him and built a great deal of respect for him. There were many occasions that we had long discussions about the funeral industry and the changes that have occurred. A lot of which he had very strong opinions. We understood each other and had a deep respect for one another. I always liked to listen to his stories about his motorcycle trips down to Florida and back. Never could understand how somebody could do that on his own. throughout the years Bill has been a teacher to me and I will miss him very much. Prayers to you Bobbe.

steven jackson
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
bobbie I am so so sorry to hear about. bill,s passing he died mary pope,s funeral Harold Hoffman,sfuneral and other people I know he will be missed sincerely steven jackson

David Mayer
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing he was a friend,Classmate and a true professional. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janet Russler
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
My sincere condolences in the passing of Mr. Singleton. He and my father, Raymond Russler, were good friends through their time at Southport Masonic Lodge. My dad was Worshipful Master in 1967 and Mr. Singleton in 1968. Our family thought very highly of him.
I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Singleton several times over the years and he always smiled, was very kind, and asked how my mother was doing. A genuine gentleman.

Jessica Myers
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
I worked at Singleton a few years ago, I was still in school to become a funeral director. It was my first job in the funeral home industry. Bill was such a compassionate person and a true gentleman to work for. He took great pride in his funeral home and in the profession itself. I am thankful and blessed that I was able to learn from him. My thoughts go to Bobbe at this time. Thank you Bill for kindness that you showed me.

Myrna Galbraith
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Many of my family members and friends have been cared for by Mr. Singleton and staff. They were kind, considerate, and filled with compassion. On a few occasions, I was asked to play at a service and Bill was both helpful and encouraging. May you feel God's comfort during this time and may you find that memories and his legacy of devotion and love will carry you through.

   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Bill's death! I am going to miss him, so much! I was always surprised that he remembered me since we only saw each other when I conducted or attended your services. He always made me feel like he was so happy to see me. I know he is enjoying heaven in a way none of us can imagine. Please be kind to yourselves as you journey through your grief. I hope this helps, "Grief never goes away, but it changes. It is not a place to stay, but a journey to walk through. It is not a lack of faith or a sign of weakness. It is the price of loving."
God Bless you,
Joanna Morse
Americare Hospice

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