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Singletary known as caring and loving person

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SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Sam Singletary's family says they've received incredible support from the Americus community since the accident.

"Share the road" is the message being shared at the crash site where Sam Singletary was killed on his motorcycle Saturday night.

Friends who rode with Singletrary stood holding signs, hoping to raise awareness.

He was known as "Sambo" by his friends and family and was well known in the community.

 "Even at the emergency room Saturday night, we probably had 200 plus people show up," says brother-in-law Charles Christmas.

Christmas says Singletary was a caring person, who was always willing to help others.

"No matter what job he had, whether it was the army or aviation contract work, whether it was teaching students at South Georgia Tech, it didn't make any difference to him, he was there for them all the time to do anything he could," says Christmas.

He says his death has been hard on the family, but the support from the Americus Community has been helpful.

"Emotionally the trauma is still there, its the disbelief of what's happened. You expect Sam to walk in the door. So its been very difficult and the kids are taking it very hard."

Sheriff Pete Smith says the accident was tragic, and says Singletary was a hard worker.

"Its very tragic and its sad that in a split second your life can be taken from you," says Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith.

Singletary was just 47 years old when he died. Funeral services will be held in Cordele on Tuesday Afternoon.

Sam Singletary served in the Army for 22 years. Tuesday the Patriot Guard will be in Americus to escort his body to Cordele for the funeral.

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