Richard “Keith” Singleterry

October 08, 2020

Funeral services for Richard “Keith” Singleterry, 73, of Chickasha were held on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Parkview Christian Church with Joseph Woods officiating. Private family burial was held in the Marlow Cemetery.

Richard Keith Singleterry was born on April 7, 1947 in Marlow, Oklahoma, the fourth son of Arthur Clifton Singleterry and Katherine Lanie (Shirley) Singleterry. He died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Oklahoma City surrounded by his family.

Keith attended Marlow Public Schools and graduated from Marlow High School in 1965. He then attended Southwestern State University, Cameron University and Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts and graduated with a BA in English in 1971. He worked on his Master’s Degree through Oklahoma State University and Southwestern State University, graduating with a Master’s of Education Degree in 1979.

On March 17, 1976, he married Mary “Jolene” Sweeney and they had over 44 years of marriage.

Keith taught for two years in Ardmore Public Schools before moving to Chickasha, where he taught 30 years for Chickasha Public Schools. He created and directed the Chickasha Middle School Drama Club for 21 years. He loved theater and was involved in the Chickasha Community Theatre and at one time was on their Board of Directors.

He attended Parkview Christian Church and over the years participated in their following ministries: Audio and Video, Prayer, Puppet and their Vacation Bible School.

Keith loved being with family and friends, playing Santa, traveling, camping, painting and wood working, reading and music. He enjoyed sitting in the backyard on a cool night watching fire flies and listening to the crickets under the stars.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Duane, Del Ray and Wayne Singleterry.

Survivors include his wife, Jolene Singleterry, of the home; daughter Suzanne Singleterry of Oklahoma City; brothers and sisters-in-law Don and Pat Singleterry of Marlow and Foster and Kathy Singleterry of Marlow; sister-in-law Maye Singleterry of Corpus Christi, Texas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.