Kelly Edward Singleterry, 61, of Poteau, was born Nov. 4, 1959 in Durant to C.E. “Doc” and Bobbie (Adams) Singleterry and passed away Jan. 9, 2021 in Tulsa.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with Bro. Tracy Loyd officiating. Burial will follow in Summerfield Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Kelly was a Child Welfare Specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, where he worked for over five years. Before then, he was an educator, where he started his teaching career in Modesto, California. Later he taught at LeFlore Public Schools for 31 years before retiring. He loved watching kids play ball, spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed life to the fullest. Kelly was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be dearly missed by all whom loved and knew him.
Surviving family members are his wife, Marenda Singleterry, of the home; three sons Seth Singleterry and Kristyn Adams of Wilburton, Garrett Singleterry and wife Audra of Gans, and Cayden Singleterry of the home; one daughter, Abree Singleterry, of the home; one honorary son, James Sutton; one brother Kevin Singleterry and wife Pat of Harrison, Arkansas; one grandson, Easton Singleterry; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.E. “Doc” and Bobbie (Adams) Singleterry; his grandparents, Jack and Pearl Adams and Clifton and Nettie Singleterry; and a niece, Shayna Kirkland.
Pallbearers are Chris Garland, Benny Gullick, Tracy Martin, Eric Garrett, Caleb Smith and Justin White.
Viewing is from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
To sign Kelly’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.