August 15, 1945 ~ June 16, 2022

Born in: Clinton, TN
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville – Thomas Harold Singleton, 76, of Asheville, died Thursday, June 16, 2022 at his residence.

Born in Clinton, TN, he was a son of the late William and Louise Singleton. Harold was also preceded in death by his first wife, Terrie Revis Singleton who died in 2005.

Harold graduated from Clinton High School in 1963 and went on to graduate from ETSU in 1967. He later went on to earn his Masters in Education as well as in Education Administration from Western Carolina University. He spent his career as a teacher and coach at Pisgah High School from 1967-2004. Harold was also a US Army veteran serving in South Korea and was awarded the Army Commendation Metal.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jill Page Singleton; three daughters, Sheridan Miller (Carter), Shannon Jones (Kelvin) and Cori McClure (Curt); two sons, Clay Satterfield (Dana) and Trevor Satterfield (Regina); one sister, Nancy Haynes as well as 10 grandchildren, Ainsley Miller, Grant Miller, Cameron Miller, Ella Jones, Emmie Jones, Nolan Jones, Jack Henry Jones, Lawson McClure, Knox McClure and Dane Satterfield.

A service celebrating Harold’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. His family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The committal service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 21, at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery Chapel in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you consider making a contribution to Compassion International (www.compassion.com) or to a charity of your choice.

Services

Visitation: June 20, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Service: June 20, 2022 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Graveside Service: June 21, 2022 10:00 am

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-252-3535

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  1. Harold’s passing saddens me deeply. He was a good neighbor, and I considered him my friend. He will be greatly missed. Condolences go out to the family.

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  2. Jill & Family. I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Please know that I’m sending prayers. I love you Jill very much!

    Sonia pressley

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  3. It is with great sadness that we hear this news, and we share our deepest sympathy for all of you. Harold was a gracious man who lived by strong faith and courage. He always had a greeting for all who met him, and he loved his family dearly. He was an example to those blessed to know him.
    We know he is at peace with Our Lord, and we wish all of you peace in the days to come and in the spirit he left behind.

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  4. Sorry we’ve lost a good friend, a good person. It was great working with Harold at Pisgah.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Scott Conner

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  5. Sending y’all blessings from Fort Mill. May y’all have peace through this tough time. He was such a tough guy and I know how much his family loved him so.

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  6. I hate to hear this. Coach taught me so much, not only about sports but life. Prayers for family. So much respect for Coach.

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  7. Jill, I am so sorry about Harold. I just so happened to see his picture while looking for my brother in-laws obituary at Groce. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.❤️🙏🏼

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  8. So many memories, he taught both my sons football at PHS and they really respected him. Hope your days are full of happy memories of Harold.

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  9. So sorry to hear of Mr. Singleton’s passing. We were students of his at Pisgah. Our boys are close to the girls ages.

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  10. A life well lived and a life long dedication to the kids in Haywood county. I am impressed that Harold was a teacher first and a coach second. Academics stays with you for life. Sports can be very temporary. My Dad was an educator in Buncombe county all his life at Reynolds and Owen (the late Francis Huntley) plus several other schools in the area. He was also a Vet from WWII. It is a calling. I lived near Clinton, TN for awhile in the early 2000s. The people over there are good as can be and will give you the shirts off their backs. Harold came from a great place. The people of Haywood county are much better for having had the dedication of Harold for so many years. He left his mark. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Gerry Huntley, Fairview, NC. gerryh1947@yahoo.com

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  11. A model and mentor for so many young men, and for those of us fortunate to work with him later in life. He did everything with class and character. A great teacher, coach, father, husband and Christian example. Our world needs more Harolds! It is a terse but true statement when it comes to him,”They just don’t make them like they used to.” Love and sympathy to the family, Danny and Kim Miller

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  12. We are so saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. He was indeed a fine gentleman!!!! He will be missed by so many. May God be with you all during this time and on as you grieve his loss. With love and sympathy
    Tim and Karon Mathews

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  13. Mr Singleton was one of the best teachers I ever had for Drivers Education so sorry for your loss Shannon and Sheridan

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  14. It saddens me to hear about the passing of a special man. I was honored to have been one of his students at Pisgah. Then I was blessed to be able to have his oldest daughter as a student at Penn Ave. Good memories to cherish…

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  15. Praying for comfort and peace for each family member today and in the coming days as you grieve his loss. Thank you, Father, for this dear husband, father educator and brother in Christ.

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  16. The Pisgah High School Class of 1978 extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr Singleton. Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  17. The Pisgah High School Class of 1973 has the family of Mr. Harold Singleton in our thoughts and prayers and extends our sincere condolences. Our class has many great memories of his leadership.

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  18. Jill and family, our hearts are saddened to read about Harold’s passing. We love you very much, and send our deepest sympathy to you. With hugs to you, Karen and Janice.

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  19. The Pisgah Class of 1980 would like to extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of Coach Singleton.

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  20. Jill, and family our hearts are broken to hear of the passing of Our dear friend Harold.prayers and love to all.

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  21. I am so sorry. Harold was one of the most respected people I ever had the privilege of working with. I can’t even begin to share the many examples of how Harold earned such respect. He was a true friend and confidant. I frequently sought his advice on many topics. He never led me in the wrong direction. He will be missed as he did so much for so many.
    Mal Brown

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  22. Sometimes, there just aren’t enough words. Harold left a lasting impression on every person he met. Even if you didn’t know him on a personal level, he made you feel as if you were his longtime friend. He was a kind, gentle soul, and an all around great man. We will miss seeing him in our office. We wish you peace and comfort with each day. We send our deepest condolences to Harold’s friends, colleagues, and family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  23. Harold has meant so much to us through the years. We have respected and admired him for the life he lived and the Christian example he set. He was always thinking of others and had a positive attitude even in his difficult times. Our sincere sympathy to his family.
    Danny and Carol

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  24. Prayers for Jill and family on the passing of Harold. What a great guy and a super coach who touched a lot of kids life.May God’s grace and peace be with your family.

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  25. Mr. Singleton was my 10th grade history teacher in 1970. He was such a great man, teacher and role model for so many young men at Pisgah! Later in life I was blessed to have aa couple of personal deep conversations with him that I cherish! Praying for all the family

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  26. Jill, you are and will be in my prayers during this time of sorrow and grief. I’ll remember all of Harold’s family as well
    With love and sympathy, Kris

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