Dewey Singleton, age 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 15, 2021. Dewey was born on November 30, 1928, in Raven, Virginia. He was the son of the late “Floyd” Dewey Singleton, Sr. and Mada Breeding Singleton. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Margaret Shepherd Singleton. He was of the Old Primitive Baptist Faith.
Dewey was born in Tazewell County and later moved into the areas of Russell, Scott and Dickenson Counties. He and his wife made their permanent move to Abingdon, Virginia with their children in 1969. Dewey spent the majority of his career in the automotive parts business, beginning in 1955 as the owner and operator of both Clintwood and Haysi Auto Parts stores. In 1968, he expanded his business into the area of Abingdon, with future expansions into Lebanon, Marion and Bristol. In 1974, he extended his auto parts businesses to include service centers.
Dewey spent a lifetime taking care of his parents, children and helping many of his relatives in need. He was a loving and caring father to his daughters and sons. He took great pride in sharing his life experiences that were filled with great successes, as well as failures, to his children. He was a loving “Pap” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his heart, his family was his greatest joy in life.
Dewey was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Tom Singleton and Pete Singleton; sisters Teola Mann and Jackie Osborne, and grandson Bradley Miller. He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Miller, Margaret Anne Singleton and Teresa (Scott) Turner; two sons, Floyd Singleton and Gary (Cathy) Singleton. He is also survived by two granddaughters Melissa (Neal) Hutton and Amanda (Scott) Yeatts; four grandsons F.D. (April) Singleton, Brandon (Heather) Singleton, David (Jamie) Turner and Derek Turner. Great grandchildren include: Will Hutton, Molly Hutton, Carter Turner, Caden Turner, Cameron Turner, Victoria Overstreet, Gage Singleton, Cora Singleton, Owen Singleton, Liam Yeatts, Bailee Singleton, Emilee Singleton and Paislee Singleton.
Dewey spent the majority of his life giving his generous time to help others and providing heartfelt services with the following organizations: Clintwood Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Masons, Eastern Star Chapter, Mountain Empire Grand Masonic Council, and the Desert Sands Shrine Club.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Hwy., Abingdon, Va. A private graveside service will be held at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Bro. Danny Smith officiating. Pallbearers are F.D. Singleton IV, Brandon Singleton, David Turner, Derek Turner, Neal Hutton and Will Hutton. Bob Pruett will represent the family as an honorary pallbearer.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Simon Pennings for his compassionate and dedicated care to their Daddy. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
and signing the online guestbook.