Charles Melvin Bingham of Bismarck, Arkansas went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 27, 2017.
He was born in Beaton, Arkansas to Charles Edward Bingham and Primmie Lee Grigsby Bingham and raised in Bismarck, Arkansas. Charles, age 77, was an active member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Bismarck.
He was a retired Postmaster of Bismarck having 31 years of Federal Services. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1958-1962 with the 496 Quartermaster Company at Fort Lee Virginia and the Memphis General Depot. He recently had attended a reunion in Eastern Kentucky with his old military buddies.
He was married to the former Patricia Ann Walker on June 30, 1961. He is survived by two children; Michael Charles Bingham (wife Laura) and Tanya Marie Herron (husband Kenneth) five grandchildren; Daniel Holsapple, Kristina Holsapple, Sarah (Bingham) Washburn, Rebecca Bingham and Matthew Bingham; and by one sister, Alpha Bingham Ursich of San Pedro, Calif.; nieces Luci, Liza, Maureen, Margaret; nephews, Frank, Bob, Stan, Steve, Lee, and Eddie Sanders.
He and his two children, and all five grandchildren graduated from Bismarck High School. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Primmie, and four siblings; Maureen Sutton Deichmeister of Alexandria, VA, Pauline Bingham Pasley of Bismarck, Margaret Sutton Tarpley of Bismarck and Dozier Linsey Sutton of Mesquite, Texas.
He loved to drive, which enabled him to visit most of the United States including Alaska and Canada.
 Charles Melvin Bingham answered his call to the active mission field by teaching God's Party Line from his home sponsored by First Baptist Church. God's Party Line serves as a teleconferencing method of teaching the gospel by reaching shut-ins living at home or in the hospital, etc. He was tremendously blessed by being able to participate in God's Party Line during his lengthy illness.
The pallbearers will be Jim Hardage, Sonny Wetherington, Gary Cooper, Richard Henson, Don Massey, Gary Burroughs, Steve Pasley and Stan Pasley. Honorary pallbearers, Dale Allen, Deacons of First Baptist Church, Dr. Larry Frost, Don Compton, Kevin Holsapple, Dr. Ray Bollen and staff, Larry Spann, Dr. Rhonda Gentry and staff.
Visitation was held at 12:00 p.m. Monday July 31 at First Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. Former pastor Brother Jeremy Greer of Lubbock, Texas preached the service with current pastor Evan Smith of Bismarck. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ Cemetery in Bismarck, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church memorial fund for Charles Melvin Bingham at U.S. Bank, P.O. 287, Bismarck, AR 71929. All funds to be used for the upkeep of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ Cemetery. Sign the online guest book at www.ruggleswilcox.com.