GASTONlA - Billy Richard Bingham Sr. "Bill", 78, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 10, 2013.
He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Sherman and Lilly Mae Smith Bingham.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Bingham, step mother, Stella Bryant Bingham; two sons, Kevin and Eddie Bingham; one sister, Libby Mckinney and two brothers, J.R. Bingham and Jerry Bing-ham.
Bill grew up in Gastonia and served in the U.S. Marine Corps
. He was self employed in the TV repair business. He owned his own business for over 50 years, and met many friends through this business.
He enjoyed camping, boating and playing golf, had his pilot license, was an avid deep sea fisherman and enjoyed taking his pontoon boat fishing at Santee Cooper. He loved his dogs. He was a successful businessman, and exceptional father, grandfather
and brother and will be dearly missed by many.
He is survived by his two sons, Billy Richard Bingham Jr. and Jay Bingham both of Gastonia, his aunts, Edith Thompson and Jonnie Bingham, five grandchildren, Lee and wife Lindsay Bingham, Joey and wife Ashley McMillan, Jordan and wife Holley Bingham, Shelby Bingham and fiancé Alex Lara, Brittany Bingham, two great-grandchildren, Luke McMillan and Miguel Lara, two brothers, Eddie and Ronnie Bingham, life long friends, Johnny Bou-kather and Loyd Furr.
A celebration of life of Mr. Bingham will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.
The Rev. Marshall Owens of Friendly Baptist Church and Pastor Chris Wilson of Carson Memorial Baptist Church will be officiating the service.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia.
Condolences messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home is serving the family.