Country singer Daryle Singletary is survived by his wife of 14 years and their four children. The singer passed away suddenly on February 12 at around 5 a.m. at the age of 44 in Nashville, reports WKRN. Since 2004, Daryle had been married to Holly Mercer. WKRN says in their report that Daryle had just played his first show of 2018 on February 9 at the World Famous Rodeo Club in Dadeville, Albama. He had recently told Grand Ole Opry, “We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out,” he says. “I continue to work and continue to build a fan base. There are still people out there who want to hear traditional country music. I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise. I can’t ask for nothin’ better, I don’t guess.” A cause of death has not been made public.
On her Facebook page, Holly writes that she is a “Wife, mom of four, decorating enthusiast, coffee drinker, sweet tea lover, Jesus follower.” Holly adds that she works as a design consultant for Twin Creeks Farm Interiors in Lebanon, Tennessee.
The couple married in August 2003. Holly was a surgical nurse at the time of their nuptials at the Lovely Lanes Chapel in St. Simons, Georgia. Shortly after their wedding, the couple launched a children’s retail store, TaterBugs, in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
In October 2010, Holly gave birth to the couple’s first children, twins Mercer Ellis Singletary and Jonah Michale Singletary in Nashville. Daryle told The Boot at the time, “We were hoping for one boy, but to have two boys, that’s just double the trouble. I am happy to carry on my last name with two sons now.”
Nearly exactly two years later, the couple welcomed a daughter, Nora Carolina Singletary. Their daughter, Charlotte Rose Singletary, was born in September 2014.
The marriage was Daryle’s second. In 1995, he married Kelly Harvick after a four month engagement. Harvick was roommates with singer Mindy McCready. The marriage ends in divorce in March 2002.