Obituary: Travis Mark Singleton

Travis Singleton

Travis Mark Singleton, 40, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, as the result of a car accident. A memorial service was held Oct. 8 at the Redstone Army Base in Huntsville, Ala.

Mr. Singleton was born Aug. 20, 1970, in Olympia, Wash., to Timothy and Betty Singleton. He was raised and attended schools in Pendleton.

In 1989 he joined the National Guard and then later transferred to the Army. He was based out of Fort Drum, N.Y., and served overseas in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2009 he retired from the Army at the age of 39 with the rank of sergeant first class, and went to work at the Redstone Army Base in Huntsville, Ala., as an explosives ordinance disposal instructor.

In 2000 he married Michelle Chilcott in Yakima, Wash.

Mr. Singleton is survived by his wife, Michelle Singleton, and twin four-year-old daughters Analese and Kiska, all of Hazel Green, Ala.; mother Betty Singleton and father Timothy Singleton, both of Hermiston; sisters Tamara Jenner of Nampa, Idaho, and Teresa Acosta of Waldport; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Iola and John Singleton of Milton-Freewater and Gottlieb and Christina Ackerman of Quilcene, Wash.

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