CHARLESTON -- Lytle Brooks "Pete" Bingham, 82, died Feb. 19, 2012, at the Charleston Manor.
Born Aug. 4, 1929, at Saltillo, Tenn., to the late Lytle Boss and Mary Brooks Bingham, he was a 1947 graduate of Saltillo High School. He had lived for a number of years in Charleston where he was employed for over 40 years as the foreman in the cutting room at the Brown Shoe Company. He then worked at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston and served as the building supervisor of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. A member of the First Baptist Church, he taught Sunday school for a number of years, served as deacon and was later named deacon emeritus.
On Feb. 26, 1967, he married Helen Estes, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jennie Bingham of Bogart, Ga.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy Cheatham of Franklin, Tenn., and Christy and Matt Pullen and Holly and Jason Lovel of Charleston; two brothers, Freddie Brooks and William "Sonny" Brooks of the state of Texas; two sisters, Sue Crow and Ann Williams of the state of Texas; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Michael Brewer, pastor, and his son, Steve Bingham, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Ray Presson, Roy Presson, Rick Smoot, Tim Layton, Eddie Barnhill and Joe Forrest.
Honorary pallbearers will be his close friends and First Baptist Church deacons.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.
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may be made to:
First Baptist Church
301 S. Main Street
Charleston, MO 63834