Edward Joseph Bingham, age 96 of Decatur Ga, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nancy Bingham; parents, Edward and Wilhelmina Bingham; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ric Hutchinson. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Jerry Ogle, Bonnie and Barry Rudd; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Donna Bingham, Russell Bingham; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Bingham served in the U.S. Navy from August 1942 until December 1945. He retired from Western Electric after 43 years of service. He was active in his community serving as a Deacon, an ordained minister of the gospel, a missionary and a Gideon for many years. He was a clown and a Santa for foster care ministry, and volunteered with the Red Cross in disaster relief. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel; family will receive friends Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 1 until 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Heart Foundation in honor of Isaac Edward Rudd at www.childrensheartfoundation.org or to The Gideons at www.Gideons.org in honor of Edward Bingham. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, GA, 770-483-7216.