Ira J. Bingham, Jr. (2018-11-26 16:21:35)

Ira J. Bingham, Jr., age 96, of Ira Road, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 22, 2018, at his residents.

Ira was born April 7, 1922 in Watauga County, a son of the late Ira J. Bingham, Sr. and Gertrude Puckett Bingham. He was the retired owner and operator of Boone Reality and a member of Boone United Methodist Church. Ira was a member of the Methodist Men, a past Master of a Masonic Lodge, and was of the Scottish Rite. He taught and coached women's basketball at Blowing Rock High School. Ira was born and raised in Boone, attending Appalachian State Teacher's College. He served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines.

Ira is survived by his wife, Virginia Jones Bingham of the home; one daughter, Stella Lyons of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; one son, Ira J. Bingham, III of Wayne, Pennsylvania; three granddaughters, Holly Bingham of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Lisa Bingham of Wayne, Pennsylvania, and Jean Lyons of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; one great-granddaughter, Stella of King of Prussia, and one sister, Bonnie Cashion of High Point.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dewey Bingham and five sisters, Eddie, Virginia, Bea, Floe, and Viola.

Funeral services for Ira J. Bingham, Jr. will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, November 27, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Boone United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff McClain. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd., Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bingham family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.