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William C. Bingham, Jr.

March 6, 1932 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 89)

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William C. Bingham, Jr.

William Cecil “Bill” Bingham Jr., longtime resident of Millsboro, Delaware passed away on January 1, 2022 at his home surrounded by his four sons and wife.  He was 89 years old.


Mr. Bingham was born a twin in Chattanooga, Tennessee to William C. “Cecil” Bingham Sr. and Willye Montgomery Fair Bingham on March 6, 1932.   A graduate of Red Bank High School in Chattanooga in 1950, he briefly attended the University of West Virginia.


Bill was a 36 year resident of Pitman, New Jersey and served as Senior Vice President of South Jersey Industries, Inc. and South Jersey Gas Company until his retirement in 1997.  Mr. Bingham was noted for his tireless work ethic and determination which ensured South Jersey Industries transformation and industry growth forever. He joined the company in 1963 as Director of Operations and Supply after working two years for North Carolina Natural Gas Company in Rockingham, North Carolina.


Mr. Bingham was a longtime supporter of local charities, educational institutions, his community and church.  He served as a Deacon and Trustee at his churches in his earlier days and sat on several company and non-profit association’s Board of Directors during his business career.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Georgetown, Delaware at his death and a 40 year member of the Kiwanis Club where he served as President of the Club in Pitman, New Jersey.  Additionally, he was also an avid horseman, fisherman and boater.


Mr. Bingham was predeceased by his wife of 34 years Jean McPherson Bingham. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Maria M. Bingham (Fuchs); his four sons, W. Perry Bingham (Mary) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Roger P. Bingham (Shelley) of Del Mar, California; Marshall A. Bingham (Carolyn) of West Chester, Pennsylvania; Matthew M. Bingham (Adina) of Medford Lakes, New Jersey; and his step-daughter Tina Scott (Mark) of Salem, New Jersey.  His legacy will live on with his eleven grandchildren Morgan Fair Hedley (Stephen), Hunter Faith Bingham, William Perry Bingham Jr., Amanda C. Bingham, William Shane Bingham, Sean McPherson “Mac” Bingham, Jean Alexis Bradley (Jeffrey), Dr. Jacquelyn Bingham, Zachary M. Bingham, Madeleine Jean Bingham, Tristan C. Bingham and great-grandchildren Clark William Hedley and Katherine M. Hedley.  He is also survived by his twin brother Rev. McDowell Fair Bingham of Knoxville, Tennessee and younger brother Dr. Samuel M. Bingham of Red Bank, Tennessee.


A private ceremony of life will be held on Mr. Bingham’s birthday of March 6th at the residence for family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to: Calvary Baptist Church, 22860 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947.


Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE.


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