ROCKPORT — Jerry Lake Singleton, 81, of Rockport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on Feb. 11, 1939, to the late Dellie Cleveland and Addie Mae Singleton. He was the youngest of 11 siblings. Jerry married Virginia Claire Lamb on Aug. 8, 1958. He retired from Peabody Coal Coal Company, Sinclair Surface Mine. Jerry was a member of Rockport Baptist Church and was a member of the McHenry/Rockport Masonic Lodge #800 F&AM. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, UK basketball, refereeing basketball games and taking care of his home and his family.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oral, Junior and Adral; and four sisters, Wilda, Doretta, Silvia and Margaret.
He leaves behind to cherish many memories, his wife of 62 years, Virginia Claire “Meme” Singleton, of Rockport; two children, Tommy Singleton, of Rockport, and Susan (Kenny) Newcom, of Beaver Dam; two grandchildren, Ashley Singleton and Aubrey (Jayla) Newcom; and three great-grandsons, ZachAriah, ZebAdiah and Zepplin; two brothers, Bobby Singleton and Donny Singleton; and one sister, Carrie Devine.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Betty Shaver officiating. A private burial will follow in Reid Cemetery in Rockport. Friends may visit with the family of Mr. Singleton from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Due to health and public safety mandates, capacity will be limited to 50 percent and facial coverings will be required.
Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Jerry Lake Singleton by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.