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Joe Erwin Singletary

Friday, November 30, 2001

Joe Erwin Singletary

Joe Erwin Singletary, 81, died Thursday (Nov. 29, 2001) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

He was born May 4, 1920, at Beckville, Texas to Joe and Parlee Singletary. He graduated from Beckville High School and attended the University of Maryland.

He joined the U. S. Army Air Force where he earned his pilot's wings and flew B-17 planes. He also earned gunner's wings; Air Force commendation; Army commendation; National Defense Service; Army Good Conduct; Europe, Africa, Middle East; World War II Victory medal; Occupation and Air Life; American Campaign medal; American Defense Medal; Air Force Longevity Service; Cold War medal; and the Purple Heart.

Following his discharge as a Master Sergeant from the Air Force he moved to Houston, Texas and then to New Your where he worked on the camera and lighting crews of the Today Show. He returned to Texas where he was employed by Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth.

On Sept. 18, 1985, he married Harriet Cook in Texas. They moved to Nebraska in 1998.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Rafel and James Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet "Pat" Singletary of McCook; a son, Joseph and wife, Jill Cook of Deer Trail, Colo.; four daughters, Linda and husband, David Estelle of Douglas, Ariz., Sandra Geihsler of Bartley; Denise and husband, Bob Speral of Imperial, and Amelia and husband, Rick Marvin of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Opal Zehner of Dallas, Texas and Gracie and husband, Ralph Hartwell of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte with the Rev. Tom Walker of the Berean Fundamental Church officiating. Interment will be at Fort McPherson Nation Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors at the graveside.

Visitation is Sunday, noon-7 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the agency of the donor's choice. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.