C. J. Singleton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Charles Joseph (CJ) Singleton, Sr. 77 died December 2, 2010 with his family by his side. He lived a successful and fruitful life as a husband, father, citizen-soldier, salesman, homebuilder, entrepreneur and aspiring inventor. CJ was a loving husband, father and grandfather known by his family and friends for his eternal optimism, good humor and generosity. During the last years of his life, he was dedicated to helping those less fortunate. Born May 18, 1933 in Sumter, SC, he lived in Savannah from 1954 to 1985. CJ is survived by Hazel his wife, best friend, soul mate and the love of his life for 56 years; two daughters Kay Singleton (Rex) Harper, Marietta , GA and Kimberly Singleton (John) Sherrod of Rincon , GA ;son Charles Joseph (Debbie) Singleton, Jr , St Petersburg , FL .; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two brothers; Rudolph and Buck Singleton both of Sumter, SC. A man of many accomplishments, graduating from Armstrong State College, he owned and operated a Sinclair Gas Station in Savannah, GA, recognized as the International Salesman of the year for Playtex in 1966, and was co-owner of Hazel's Cloth Shop in Savannah, GA, Then he began selling and building homes in Augusta and operated CJ Singleton Construction and HS Homebuilders . CJ served on active duty during the Korean War in Alaska and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant from the USAF Reserve after 23 years service. He was a proud lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez, GA on 1 PM Monday December 6, 2010. The Family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home. A graveside service and internment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Savannah on Tuesday December 7 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Dr. , Street, Augusta, GA 30909 Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA 30907 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 4, 2010