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Bobby Binion

September 14, 1953 — November 13, 2015

Bobby Binion




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BOBBY WILSON “GOOB” BINION, 62, of Atwood, IL passed away at 7:17 A.M. on Friday, November 13, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev Don Gerkin will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery.

Bobby was born on September 14, 1953 in Tuscola, IL. He was the son of Billy Wilson and Wilma Mae (Snyder) Binion. He married Lydia May Goodwin on July 12, 1980 in Arthur, IL.

Survivors include his wife Lydia Binion of Atwood, IL; two sons, Danny Ray Binion and his fiancé Alexandria Bossong of Florida and Robert Binion and his fiancé Paris Urban of Atwood, IL; three grandchildren, Austin Binion and Ivy and Iris Binion; his father, Billy Binion, of Arthur, IL; four sisters, Marsha Hayse and her husband, Ronnie, of Arthur, IL, Debbie Kingery and her husband Andy of Arthur, IL, Pam Bontrager and her husband, Sam, of Purdin, MO and Angie Binion and her fiancé Jeff Utsler of Arthur, IL.

He was preceded in death his mother Wilma Binion and his grandparents.

Bobby was a 1971 Graduate of Arthur High School. After graduation he went to work at Progress Industries in Arthur, IL. Becoming a welder, he would work there for 37 years until they closed in 2009. He later worked at Mid-State Tank in Sullivan, IL for 4 years.

Bobby was a Union Representative for the Operating Engineers Local 399 out of Decatur, IL and he had been a member of the Arthur Sportsman Club.

Bobby was an avid hunter; deer, pheasant, squirrel, rabbit and quail are some of the animals he enjoyed hunting. He also liked to fish and work in his garden. He was an artist as well, wood carving was his specialty. Bobby was always a giving person, deer jerky from hunting season, and vegetables from his garden or a walking stick that he carved. Sharing the good things in his life was his nature. But what he enjoyed most of all was spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Bobby’s family.


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