William Bartley Singley, known as “Bart” to family and friends, passed away in Joseph, Ore., on Oct. 11, at the age of 47.
He was born July 14, 1965, in Salida. Singley graduated from Lake County High School in Leadville in 1983 and attended Wenatchee Valley College. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was said to love skiing, hiking, mountain-bike riding, golfing, camping,and running.
For the past 25 years, Singley was employed in Virginia, Washington, New Mexico, and Oregon with the U.S. Forest Service as a firefighter in various capacities. He was said to be extremely dedicated and passionate about his profession.
He leaves behind a host of coworkers and friends. Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Singley of Warrenton, Va.; his parents, David and Maggie Singley of Dunn, La.; his brother, the Rev. Loyd (Patsy) Singley; two sisters, Barbara (the Rev. Walt) Rose, Thibodaux, La. and Beverly (Tracy A.) Morgan of Westlake, La; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Dunn Church of God in Delhi, La.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wildland Fire Fighter Foundation, 2049 Airport Way, Boise, ID, 83705.