Steve Allen Singleton, age 68, of Spruce Pine passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.

He was born on January 4, 1952 in Burke County to the late Hazel C. and Hansel Singleton Sr. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lunsford and one grandson, Lucas Jeffrey Nixon.

Steve was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He played football for Avery High School proudly wearing his #65 Jersey. He enjoyed history, watching the Sci-Fi channel and fast cars. He loved to watch the boys play football and basketball and spending time with his family in his free time and before becoming disabled he dearly loved to hike. To those who knew him, he was 10ft tall and bullet proof.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lori Singleton; five sons, Michael Carpenter Jr. (Laurie) of Cranberry, John Scott Singleton of Jonas Ridge, Joshua Alan Singleton (Ella) of Newland, Matthew Bradley Singleton of Spruce Pine, and Glenn Marker of Ohio; four daughters, Nikki Singleton of Jonas Ridge, Cheryl Rae Nixon (Steve) of Land Harbor, Hazel Candace Good (Brandon) of Marion, and Becky Love (James McCoury) of Foscoe; nine grandchildren, Brooklyn Singleton, Madalyn and Annabell Marker, Gracie and Sadie Good, Emmy and Ethan Singleton, and Kylie and Everett Nixon; two brothers, Hansel Singleton Jr. (Donna) of Frank and Bill Singleton (Pam) of Meggett; two sisters, Joan Lunsford (Butch) of Roan Mountain and Jean McCellan (Alfred) of Spruce Pine; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland with Pastor Ken Staton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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