Rennis Lynn Singhurse, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:04 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, in Union Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute on Feb. 12, 1929, to Lynn Singhurse and Mable Simpson Singhurse. Rennis was a farmer and truck driver.
He is survived by his wife Joan Hughes Singhurse, whom he married Aug. 16, 1950. Also surviving are his children, Kim Singhurse and wife RoAnn, and Ann Becraft and husband Bob. Other survivors include his grandchildren; Dustin Spitler, Shane Spitler, Grant Singhurse; and also stepgrandchildren Damon, Trevor, and Steve Jarvis. In addition, he is survived by his great-grandchildren, Ava Singhurse, Clara Spitler, Jack Spitler, and Nora Spitler; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Alex, Nick, J.D., Preston, and Ty Jarvis. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shawn Spitler, and after her death eight months ago, he was left broken-hearted.
His memberships include Union Baptist Church, where he was the oldest living member, Vigo Masonic Lodge 29 Free & Accepted Masons — where he served as secretary for many years, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, and the Zorah Shrine. Rennis was a life member of Indiana Farm Bureau and was also a member of the Farm Bureau Co-op, and served on many boards with both organizations. Visitation is today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 4075 E. Harlan Drive, Terre Haute, with a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m., with his grandson, Pastor Dustin Spitler, as well as Pastor Rod Maris officiating. A Masonic Lodge service will be provided by Masonic Lodge 29 prior to The Celebration of Life service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Rennis Singhurse and Shawn Spitler Memorial Fund at First Financial Bank, in their memories. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory. Online condolences may be left at: