SIKESTON -- Balus Singletery, 80, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 8, 1925, in Grubbs, Ark., son of the late Thomas Leander and Willie Fowler Singletery, he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War and worked as an electronics technician for North American Rockwell, working on the Apollo Program, and for the Missouri Department of Transportation as traffic control supervisor before retiring.
On Sept. 2, 1955, at Galesburg, Mich., he married Wanda May Woodward, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2004.
In addition to his wife and parents, one daughter, Carol Wilson; three brothers, Warren Dodson, Loren Dodson and Alvis Levine Singletery; and two sisters, Bonnie Perkins and Katherine Moore, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: two sons, William Dennis of Boise, Idaho, and Douglas L. Dennis of Redlands, Calif.; one daughter, Marcy Walters of Sikeston; three sisters, Bessie Johnson of Alicia, Ark., Margretta Marie Kirkman of Poplar Bluff and Mary Lou Smith of Riverside, Calif.; and 14 grandchildren and 19 great-
Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time for services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.