Obituary of Jerry Singer
Jerry Singer, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Visitation: 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Dr., Ft. Worth, TX.
Reception: 9 a.m. Thursday, St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 S W Loop 820, Ft. Worth, TX.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Christopher Episcopal Church.
Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Granbury.
Memorials: Should friends desire, contributions in Jerry's memory may be made to St. Christopher Episcopal Church.
Jerry was born on March 13, 1931 in Fort Worth to Henry and Wilma Hightower. When he was 13 years old, he started working in the cafeteria at Leonard Brothers, the Leonard family took him under their wings and he was always grateful for their guidance. He graduated from Poly High School and Texas Wesleyan, where he received a degree in Business Administration.
Jerry served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war he joined General Dynamics and then Lockheed Martin where he worked in Engineering Administration.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Jerry loved to fish, play poker, dominoes, and travel. He couldn’t tolerate injustice and worked to help others throughout his life. Jerry started his own prison ministry and was the Co-chair of Texas Inmate Family Association. He was also an active member of St Christopher Episcopal Church. Jerry had a great sense of humor.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary White Singer, and his sister, Leta Lewis.
Survivors: Wife: Alice Singer; son, Marty Singer; daughters, Mary Anne Manley and husband Ray, Katherine Susie Mitchell, and Lori Mikus; step-children, Scott Shirley and wife Brenda, Chris Shirley, and Laurie Morris; grandchildren, Jennifer Turner, Amy Ferguson, Zak Manley, Stephanie Mikus, Laurence Brannon, Dakota Morris, Lauren Shirley, and Katie Bideler; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Harlee, Addison, Emmalise, Ellianna, Chris; sister, Mary Prothero; and a host of extended family.