Joseph Brooks Singleton

July 22, 1924 - March 1, 2019
Joseph Brooks Singleton

Joe Singleton age 94 of Wilmington, beloved father of Linda, Carol, and Sharon, was carried by Angels and was reunited with his wife Doris who was the love of his life for 68 years on Friday, March 1, 2019.

He was born in Honea Path, SC on July 22, 1924 to William Franklin Singleton and Olive Mulkey Singleton. He was raised and attended school in Rockingham, NC.

Joe never met a stranger and was loved by his devoted family and the many friends he was blessed to have in his life.

Joe retired after 38 years of service with General Motors. He was an avid golfer, a former member of Pine Valley CC and enjoyed the years spent in Wilmington and in Raleigh being with his family. Joe was a proud veteran of WW II. He entered the Army in 1943 as a tail gunner with the 572nd Bombardment Squadron, 391st Bombardment group and completed 72 missions in the European Offensive and was a part of the D-Day invasion in Normandy. He was Honorably Discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1946.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Hemby (Larry), Carol Martin (Rick), and Sharon Sutton. Granddaughters, Dee Dee Cortese, Ryan Cozart (Jeremy), and Rachel Sutton, great grandchildren, Joseph Cozart, Roman Cortese and India Cortese. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Rique Lynn Martin, also 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 6 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Rev. Mark Teachey.

The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Grove for the loving care he received for the past month.

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  • March 07, 2019
    John and Margie Jones says:
    Joe: To have known you was a singular pleasure. Your are the epitome of the word gentleman. Your pleasant smile and kindly demeanor will be sorely missed by all who knew you. OUR PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES

  • March 07, 2019
    Martha Sharpe Pressnell says:
    Linda, Carol and Sharon, I was so sorry to hear of your Daddy passing. What a sweet and gentle man. I know how much he loved your Mom, and now they are reunited forever. My prayers and sympathy are with all of you.