Dr. BENJAMIN BINNS
Dr. Benjamin W. "Benny" Binns, 78, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 1, 1936, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Wylie and Lorraine Binns.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nicola L. Binns; and sons, Phillip B. Binns and Stephen L. Binns.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Daehler Binns; a sister, Loretta (Jerry) Hillman; two sons, G. Scott Binns and Dr. Steven W. (Nikki) Binns: and four grandchildren, Phillip W. Binns, Audrey (Jared) Matney, Ivy S. Binns and Katherine L. Binns.
Benny was a 1954 graduate of Portsmouth High School, and a 1960 graduate of The Ohio State University in the profession he loved, optometry. His life was filled with optimism like his mother, and like his father, he knew no strangers. He was beloved by his family, friends and those he met. His joy was being in the outdoors, fishing, golfing, and mushroom hunting. Benny and Marsha cherished their winters in Destin, Florida.
He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, Aurora Lodge No. 48 F. & A.M. in Portsmouth, and Portsmouth Elks Lodge No. 154 B.P.O.E.
A Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Second Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brian Harroff and Pastor Pete Hyde of The Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 801 Waller Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.