David B. Bingham left this earth and stepped into the presence of his Saviour on January 27, 2021 with loved ones by his side.
Dave was born in Northeast, PA on September 12, 1941 to his parents, Elmer Ralph Bingham and Marjory LaVelle (nee: Kelly) Bingham.
When he was 9 years old, Dave gave his life to Jesus Christ, a decision that would forever change him and direct his passions and purpose in life. His gifts of giving and mercy have generously blessed so many lives. Written in Dave’s Bible is this quote by A.W. Tozer: “What you believe about God is the most important thing about you.”
Dave raised his family in Ohio with his first wife, Sandy. Sandy always said Dave never really formally proposed. She knew they would get married the moment he told her he loved her. He did eventually get a ring and gave it to her while driving her back to school at Edinboro College. He started his career employment on October 3, 1966, as a chemist at Harshaw Chemical. After Sandy went to be with the Lord in 1994, his company moved him down to South Carolina. It was there that he eventually unexpectedly renewed a friendship with Deb when she was driving up the coast from Florida, escaping Hurricane Frances (Psalm 148:8). He generously provided shelter to Deb and her aunt, and their friendship grew into a whirlwind romance, leading to marriage. He moved back to Ohio, and they married in 2005 and settled in Sheffield Village.
Dave was a chemist, a church pioneer and elder, had happy fellowship in both Westlake Bible Fellowship in Ohio and Fairbluff Bible Chapel in North Carolina, a member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Fenn College, a public school Bible Club teacher, a Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) leader, an AWANA leader, a Tea Party member, an elected member of the Republican County Central Committee, and loved ministering to seniors at nursing homes and serving at Camp Li-Lo-Li.
He loved life, and his sense of humor and quirky style impacted us all. He was known for his funny T-shirts and enjoying a good laugh. Things he enjoyed in life were war and comedy movies, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, music, gardening, and being with family.
Dave is survived by his wife, Deb; sons, Scott (and Barb) and Jim; daughter, Diane (and John); and daughter-in-law Tammy; and grandchildren, Bruce, Aidan, Justin (and Miranda), Jenna, Mason, Colin, Ryan, Conner, Caleb, and Sandy.
Also grieving are Deb’s sister, Donna, and Deb’s daughters: Sherri (and Chris); Lynn (and Scott); and Ginny (and Aaron) and all their children: Rachel (and Craig), Ben (and Kasey), Caleb, Jared, Grace, Daniel (and Della), Rebekah, Sherri, Joe, Cameron, Kyle, Levi and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Marjory Bingham; his brother, Robert (Bob) Bingham; his first wife Sondra (Sandy) Bingham.
A memorial service will be held on February 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Providence Church at 35295 Detroit Road in Avon, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made In Memoriam to Camp Li-Lo-Li. Find further info at www.liloli.org/donate . If sending a check, please indicate In Memory of Dave Bingham.
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