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David Singleton

Funeral services for David Ray Singleton, 48, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Singleton passed away at 1:50 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home.


He was the son of biological mother, Connie Lou Collins and adoptive parents, David J. and Dorene J. Singleton.  He was born August 16, 1969, in Jackson County, Missouri.  David held several jobs, but felt his greatest accomplishment was earning his maritime captains license and working in the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico.  Most recently, David had established a bail bonds business, which he proudly enjoyed.  David was known to most as “Big Dave”, not because of his size, but because of the capacity of his heart.  Friends and family knew him to be their advisor, protector, encourager, jokester and comforter.  He always had a huge smile, gave the best hugs, was caring, sweet and was a kind-hearted man who would go above and beyond for those he loved.  Big Dave was an authentic friend to many, but his pride and joy was his daughter, Chelsea.  David enjoyed hunting, sports of all kinds (especially the Cardinals and Chiefs), playing pool, hanging out with his friends and organizing benefit events for those who had a need. 


He is survived by two daughters, Chelsea Cloven and Taylor McQueen and husband, Nolan; three grandchildren; one brother, Donald Singleton; three sisters, Diedra Brixey and significant other, Jimmy, Tina Sears and husband, Harry and Debbie Smith and husband, John; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends, including special friends, Ricky Goodwin, Gayla Hammond and Damon Murrell.


His parents, one brother, Kennith Singleton and special uncle, Larry D. Collins, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Siloam Springs Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home or David Singleton Fund at Community First National Bank. Online condolences may be expressed at