Rev. Thomas A. Bingham, Sr., 89, a resident of Forest Home died Saturday, Dec. 3 at his residence. The funeral service was Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Home Methodist Church, where he served as pastor for many years. Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directed. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time. A memorial service was also held Monday, Dec. 5 at Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler, Ala.
Thomas was the Son of the late Lonnie Coleman Bingham (stepmother-Zellie Anderson Bingham) and Grace Bingham Lackey (stepfather-Rayoul A. Lackey).
Thomas, a retired minister of the United Methodist Church was the Husband of the late Elizabeth M Bingham, father of five loving children, grandfather of nine, and great grandfather of fourteen.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Elizabeth M. Bingham; a sister, Hester Evans; a brother, Wiley C. Bingham and his first grandchild, Christine Elizabeth James. He is survived by; his daughter, Connie Bingham James (widow) of Butler; his son, Thomas A. Bingham, Jr. (Rose) of Buckatunna, Miss.; his daughter Jean B. Lindsey (widow), previously of Montgomery (who came to live with Mother and Daddy full time last year); his son Dennis Lee Bingham (Maudie) of Millry, and his daughter Linda Bingham Mulligan (John) of Prattville. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Mitchell Wayne James, Crystal LeeDell James, Heather Bingham Evans (Jamie), Deidre Renee Bingham, Cortney Bingham Stock (Nathan), Lonnie Lee Bingham (Courtni), Brady Mathew Lindsey (Natasha), Sean Michael Mulligan (Katy), and Patrick Cameron Mulligan. He is survived by his great-grandchildren; Zackary Kade Feather, Makaila Elizabeth Portis, Ryan Austin Zettlemoyer, Bailee Dailyn James, Jordan Kyle James, Olivia Regan Evans, Cole Avery Bingham, Aileen Katherine Mulligan, Cooper Andrews Bingham, Case Aiden Bingham, Zander Grant Evans, Abigail Grace Mulligan, Addison Faith Stock, and Oliver David Lindsey.
He served the ministry for almost sixty years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Masons for over 65 years, as well as The Eastern Star and The Shriners. He served as a volunteer fire fighter at the Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department. He will be truly missed.
His grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as his pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may also be given to Forest Home Methodist Church or the Methodist Children’s Home.
For online condolences, please visit www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com and www.bumpersfuneralhome.com
Rev. Bingham will be taken back to Barrytown Cemetery for burial later this coming week. Bumpers Funeral Home will be directing the services there.
The Bumpers Funeral Home telephone number is: (205) 459-2515.