Benjamin L. Singleton, 64, took his journey to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at the Hampton Sentara Hospital, after a courageous fight with his illness.
Benny was born to the late Richard and Adella Singleton on Oct. 23, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pa. Benny, also known as Sink, was a 1961 graduate of Beaver Falls High School, who started at point guard for the Fighting Tigers of Beaver Falls in 1960 and 1961. After high school, he was employed at Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). He then moved to Newark, N.J., and retired after 32 years from New Jersey Transit in 1998, and moved to Hampton, Va. He was a member of the Third Baptist Church and taught Sunday School until his health declined.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Trenece; two sons, Benjamin (Cori) Singleton II and Ronald (Chizea) Webb; two daughters, Adella (Gary) Hill and Syedah (Kamile) Singleton; two brothers, Richard and Andrew Singleton; a sister, Mary Ann (William) Higgins; an aunt, Azalia Butler, Beaver Falls; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and four lifelong friends, Linwood (Rink) Alford, Lenard (Teedy) Cleckley, John (Rabbit) Koloski and Louie Walker.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Curry, and a sister, Arnetta Rozier.