Robert jones singleton, dds, 91 of charleston died april 27, 2019 at edgewood summit.
Born january 22, 1928, bob grew up in mannington, wv the son of ella grace and albert horace singleton. Bob was the youngest son of 9 children.
He graduated from mannington high school one year early and then from west virginia wesleyan college in buckhannon, wv.
He earned a degree of doctor of dental surgery (dds) from the university of pittsburgh in 1950.
Bob joined the united states navy, earning the rank of lieutenant (o-3), and during the korean war served as a dentist attached to a field hospital south of the punchbowl often filling cavities using a potter’s wheel driven drill.
After the war he joined a dental practice in charleston, west virginia with his brother charles r. Singleton.
In november 1954 he married olivia lakin ray. Together they had three children: marion s. Jones (married to george), the late robert ray singleton and john a. Singleton (married to margaret) and two grandchildren, henry and robert singleton.
Bob lived a full and happy life. Known as the gentle dentist, he enjoyed breeding, training and riding horses, building and tending oversize vegetable, flower and shrubbery gardens and playing bridge.
He is now at rest with well-behaved horses, weed less gardens and good cards at bridge.
A private graveside service will be held june 8, 2019 at graceland memorial park, south charleston, wv. Everyone is invited to join the family from 2:00 to 4:00 pm june 8th, 2019 in the gardens of jqd salt (previously known as terrasalis) 4597 midland drive malden, wv 25306.
Contributions may be made to the r. Ray singleton fund at the greater kanawha valley foundation 900 lee street #1600 charleston, wv 25301, west virginia wesleyan college 59 college avenue, buckhannon, wv 26201, kanawha county public library 123 capitol street charleston, wv 25301 or christ church united methodist (1221 quarrier street charleston, wv 25401).
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Barlowbonsall.Com .
Barlow bonsall funeral home, charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.