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Charles William "Bill" Bynum, age 87, of Greenville, formerly of Rockford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 8, 2016 at his home.  The son of Charles Edward & Beulah (Hagler) Bynum, he was born on September 1, 1928 in Lenoir, North Carolina. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division, earned his paratrooper wings at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and was a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville.  Bill retired from the former Gibson Refrigerator Company where he worked for over 30 years as a pipefitter.

On April 26, 1957, in Carson City, he married the former Marquita B. Lopez and together they raised three children and enjoyed 48 years of marriage until Marquita passed away on June 28, 2005 from the effects of ALS (Lou Gerhrig's Disease).  He was also preceded in death by his parents;  two brothers, Jack Bynum and Clinton Bynum; and siblings-in-law, Joyce Lopez, MayBell & Bob Stadlberger, Richard Hughes, Shirley Bynum, and Aubrey Nichols. 

Surviving are his children, Wrigley Bynum of Pawcatuck, Connecticut, Wilson Bynum of New London, Connecticut, and Joyce & Ken Haywood of Sand Lake; seven grandchildren, Wrigley Jr. & Sara Bynum, Corey, and Pearce Bynum, Justine, Jade, Karlie, and Jesse Haywood; two great granddaughters, Kaylee and Brynn Bynum;  a sister, Louise Nichols of Virginia;  a brother, Eddie Bynum of Florida;  a sister-in-law, Anita Hughes of Lansing; Marta Lake of Ithaca;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  The Rev. Steve VanderWest, Pastor of Grant Community Church,  will officiate and military honors, rendered jointly by the American Legion and the U.S. Army.  A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post 101.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the ALS Association will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bill's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Doug & Lynne Nussey & Frankie Rowland on April 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We were looking forward to meeting him at Jade & Frankie`s wedding this fall. Frankie got the opportunity to meet him and really enjoyed him.

  2. Lee VanHoose family on April 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you all as you journey through these difficult days.
    Lee VanHoose and family

  3. Lee VanHoose Family on April 14, 2016 at 12:00 am

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  5. Jan Surdam Roy on May 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I’m so sorry for your family. Your dad was so special to everyone in our family. He and your mom were with us all the time as we were growing up. He still came to watch Linda and I bowl on Friday nights on a regular basis right up until the end. We will really miss him! Please know how special he was to each of us and we will always have him and your mom in a special place in our memories.

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