Carroll Vaughn Singleton

Oct 30, 2013

SYLVA — Carroll Vaughn Singleton, 66, of Sylva, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2013 at the Charles George VA Center in Asheville.

Carroll was born Nov. 13, 1946 in Haywood County. He was the son of the late William E. and Anna (Ray) Singleton. He was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. Carroll loved the outdoors, going hunting and fishing, planting flowers and trees, but more than anything, he loved helping and giving to others no matter what the need.

Carroll served in the United States Army with three tours in Vietnam. He received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device — CIB Medals, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, three Bronze Stars with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar, two Good Conduct Medals, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and three Overseas Service Bars. He attained the rank of Sergeant in December 1970. Carroll was very proud to have served his country and be a veteran.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and sisters, Jackie and Vickie.

He is survived by a sister, Judy Singleton of Sylva and a niece, Vicki Finn and her husband Ian and very special great-niece McKinley Finn, all of Lakeland, Florida. He also had a special little friend whom he loved, his dog Willis.

Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville conducted by Waynesville VFW 5202. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carroll’s name to the Hospice Fund/Charles George VAMC, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805. An online registry is available at