Asheville - Senior Police Officer
Robert Austin Bingaman of Asheville died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the line of duty. He was 37.
A native of Delaware County, PA, he was the son of Robert Allen and Donna Mae Stewart Bingaman of Pennsylvania.
A graduate of Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill, PA, he was on the Dive Team for Folcroft Swim club during high school. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1996 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC where he was promoted to Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 2000.
Senior Police Officer Bingaman honorably served with the Asheville City Police Department since 2007 and was currently assigned to The Traffic Safety Unit. A loyal and respected officer, he was committed to those he served and laid his life down to protect them.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Genevieve Ledbetter Bingaman; daughters, Hailie, Kaila and Madilaine; brothers and sisters, William I. Bingaman, Boyd W. Bingaman, Rebecca M. Bingaman, Michael J. Bingaman, Matthew D. Bingaman and Sarah E. Bingaman and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, November 4, 2013 at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden with Reverend Clark Henderson officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Western NC State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to C.O.P.S, PO Box 3199, Camdenton, MO 65020. www.nationalcops.org
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com