Darin King Singleton, 28, died Monday, November 12, 2012, on South Carolina Hwy. 52 South, Greeleyville, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born February 8, 1984, in Manning, a son of Deloris King Singleton and the late Tommy Edward Singleton. The celebratory services were held Friday, November 16, 2012, at C.E. Murray High School Gym, of Greeleyville. Burial followed in the Old Keels Cemetery of Greeleyville. Mr. Singleton attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from C.E. Murray High School of Greeleyville in 2002 with honors. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from South Carolina State University of Orangeburg in 2007.
He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville, where he served as a member of the Trustee Ministry. He was employed by the Medical University of South Carolina of Charleston, as a program director for Health Equity and Wellness. He worked closely with area schools, churches, businesses and medical communities to educate youths and adults regarding healthy lifestyle choices. He was also employed by Williamsburg Technical College of Kingstree as a Student Initiative Program Coordinator and tutor for several years. As a student and scholarship recipient at South Carolina State University, he received many accolades and was honored on numerous occasions as a National Dean’s List and Presidential Scholar recipient. He was a member of the National Education Association, South Carolina Education Association, Asa Gordon History Club, National Black Graduate Student Association and served as a Student Orientation Leader. He worked with various campaigns in Williamsburg County and pursued a seat on the local school board in 2010 at the young age of 26. He was particularly interested in opportunities available to the citizens of Williamsburg County. He frequently attended school board meetings, county council meetings, democratic party meetings, etc. He was referred to by many as a “change agent” always showing concern for others while displaying a high level of political knowledge. Mr. Singleton was an excellent motivational speaker and served as guest speaker at numerous events throughout the state of South Carolina. In March 2012, Darin was the keynote speaker at C.E. Murray High School’s Ring Ceremony where he challenged high school seniors and stated, “Despite the challenges that you may face, it is important that you Walk By Faith and believe in yourself!” Surviving, in addition to his mother, Deloris King Singleton of the home, is a cousin he took as a big brother, Dr. Kerry Singleton, Sr. of Greeleyville.