Steve Allen Singleterry, resident of Sand Springs, OK passed from this life on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Tulsa. Steve was born May 5, 1951 at Duncan, OK to Garland Loyal and Thelma (Hall) Singleterry. He was raised and received his education in Duncan. Steve attended a Missionary Bible College in Marlow, OK where he received a Bachelor’s in Applied Ministry, and later attended college in Weatherford, obtaining a Master’s degree in Education.
On December 28, 1974, Steve and Diana Lee Tidmore were united in marriage. To this union, two sons were born. Following their marriage they lived in Oklahoma City until moving to Poteau, OK for several years. There, they began their ministry together, serving in several Oklahoma churches including Poteau, Loving, Pumpkin Center near Lawton, and Antlers. Steve’s ministry focus turned to childcare in 1989, and the family moved to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Texas, where he served as chaplain and program director for almost nine years. From 1997 till 2009, Steve was the administrator of the Baptist Children’s Home in Owasso. Following many years of ministry and service, he went to work for one of his favorite retail stores, Woodcraft in Tulsa, and later became the assistant manager. Throughout his adult life, Steve was involved in pastoral ministry, whether as a minister with youth, music or as a childcare administrator. In his younger years, he was involved in the Civil Air Patrol and held a pilot’s license. He could do most anything and enjoyed woodworking, reading, motorcycling, building and flying RC airplanes, photography, snow skiing, guns, science, history, sci-fi, yardwork, and just being outdoors. Steve was also musically inclined, singing as well as playing a variety of different instruments.
Those that survive include his wife of 41 years – Diane; children – Jason Singleterry and wife Jenny of Dallas, TX and Nathan Singleterry and wife Jillian of Owasso, OK; a grandchild, Tannyr Singleterry of Wichita, KS as well as a brother, Robert (RC) Singleterry of Tucson, AZ; a niece, Betty Black of Tulsa, OK and nephew, Robert Singleterry, Norfolk, VA and other relatives and many friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Shirley Black, niece, Laura Singleterry and a nephew, Robert Black.
There will be a celebration of Steve’s life held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Tulsa with Pastor Deron Spoo officiating and assisted by Mike Lehew. The family requests that those who would like to honor Steve’s memory in lieu of flowers, may do so by contributing to the Baptist Children’s Home of Owasso, 12700 East 76th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055 or online at https://www.obhc.org/giving/donations. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to the care of Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso, OK. www.moweryfs.com
Diane, you and the boys are in our prayers! Steve was one of the BEST!!! He will be missed.
— Lois Schara, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Rest with the Angles. Till our Father gathers us all to go home.
— Lamisise Miles, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
You where great influence on many young boys and girls whom turned into great adults and past down to there kids cal farleys was a great place for you and ur family you will greatly be missed much love
— Jeff Moore, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Words can’t begin to express how sad I am to learn of Steve passing away. I’m so thankful to have known him and have him to be our Music Minister in Antlers. Please know that I will be praying very hard for you in the coming weeks and months. I love you, Dear Friend!
— Debbie Russell, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with your family.
— Missy Dunkerson , Wednesday – March 16, 2016
— Christoper Pacino, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
bob and I are so sad that his baby brother is gone so young and with so much more to give to the world..he has left a big foot print for his boys to follow in and I know they can do it. diane we are grieving with you and wish we could be there to help but know your in good hands..
— phyllis singleterry, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you
— Dan Nickel, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Praying the family finds comfort in their faith during this time of sorrow.
— Fred & Betty Schultz, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Praying for your family durng this time.. I will never forget him uniting my husband & I in marriage 15yrs ago @ BoysRanch.. He had an impact on my life during my stay at BoysRanch that I will never forget.. Rest with the Angels Mr.Singleterry
— Tracie VanLeer ~ Miskimen, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this loss. What an impact he had on so many.
— Tom and Lori Novak, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
My heart hurts for you Mrs. S. You both had a huge impact on me and I love you both dearly. No doubt he is singing with the angels. My love to all of you.
— Liz Drummond ~ Spinhirne, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Nathan and Jill I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I pray that the wings of angels wrap around you to comfort you and your family.
— Louise Cox, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
Diane, I’m sad to hear of Steve’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
— Lucy Kelly, Wednesday – March 16, 2016
I didn’t know your father Nathan but I’m truly very sorry for your loss! We will be praying for you and Jillian in this difficult time!
Blessings, Lori & Jim Eller
— Lori Eller, Thursday – March 17, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. He loved his ministry and always treated people fairly. His rewards in heaven will be great. Our prayers are with you Diane.
— Danny & Stephanie Hively, Friday – March 18, 2016
So sorry for your loss! Praying for you as you grieve the love your life! Love ya!
— Suzann Burnett, Sunday – March 20, 2016
Steve will be greatly missed by those who knew him. You and your family will be in our thoughts as you make this difficult journey of loss.
— Rick Johnson, Sunday – March 20, 2016
Mr. Singleterry officiated my wedding in 1997. I knew him as chaplain at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. He was one of the kindest, most caring men I have ever met. My thoughts are with the family.
— Amy Spears, Monday – March 21, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you mom. I am so sorry I couldn’t make it. He had a gentle soul and I will miss him so much!
— Tawnya Anderson, Monday – March 21, 2016
My prayers are with you. Love you, Diane.
— Cheryl Woodruff, Tuesday – March 22, 2016
Steve was without question, one of the best men I’ve ever known. Everyone who came in contact with him was enriched in some way. His patience and never ending knowledge was available to anyone who asked. Those of us who were lucky enough to work along side him saw it daily. He made us all strive to be better. The world is a much emptier place without him.
— Steve Ernce, Wednesday – March 23, 2016
Diane, I was sorry to hear of your loss. You and Steve were wonderful influences for me when Dianne and I joined the adult bible class at FBC. We know Steve is home now, and you are in our prayers.
— Bill Cottom, Monday – March 28, 2016
Diane, I apologize for the late comments, but just wanted to say I always liked Steve a lot! What an intelligent, yet fervent and sincere speaker he was….I know there will be many who will miss him. Love to you my sweet cousin, Vicki
— Vicki Wilcox, Wednesday – October 26, 2016
First Baptist Church
403 South Cincinnati Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103
Monday – March 21, 2016
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Steve to:
Baptist Children’s Home – Owasso
12700 East 76th Street North
Owasso, OK 74055