Johnny  Singleton
Johnny B. Singleton of Rising Star passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 after a very brief illness. He was born on March 14, 1947 in Eureka, Texas to B.E. Singleton and Verla McNeil Singleton.
He attended Mildred Schools and he graduated from Sam Houston State University and Stephen F. Austin State.
He began a lengthy career in Education at Frost High School in Fall of 1969, then taught school in Kerens, Wortham, Trinidad, and Rising Star for the past 21 years. As superintendent and then classroom teacher after retiring. He worked through May of 2019 and touched many lives over the years.
He also served as a Bi-Vocation Minister for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth; daughters, Johnna Boucher of Rising Star, Beth Pate of Granbury and Melissa Singleton of Rising Star; grandchildren, Ben, Bethany and Bree Boucher of Rising Star; and Caden Pate of Granbury. And special family friends Troy Wilson and Tim Trigg.
He is also survived by sister, Patty Toland; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Martha Singleton; brother-in-law, Nelson Galaway all of Corsicana; sister-in-law and husband, Leah and Wayne Greenup of Canyon, and brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Velma Ballew of Frost. A great number of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews he loved dearly.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery.
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Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on August 26, 2019


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Roy Green
Sep 12, 2019
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Johnny. As a senior at Frost High School in 1969-70, Johnny taught and coached me and my classmates. My condolences to Liz and the family.