In Loving Memory of
C. Dennis Bingham
Dennis was born July 25, 1931, in Spur, Texas, to the late A. N. "Abb" Bingham and Evelyn (Bennett) Bingham. He graduated from Spur High School in 1948. He married Ramonda McMillan February 20, 1952, in Lubbock. Dennis graduated from Texas Tech in 1956 following 45 months in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, serving in a psychological warfare wing. He was a member of College Club and later Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduation, he worked at Texas Tech Ex-Student Association for a year. He then entered into sales in 1957 and spent the next 50 plus years working for Dyno Nobel, Inc.--- one of the largest industrial explosive manufacturers and service companies in the world. Dennis retired and continued as an Industry Sales Manager, Pipeline Construction Sales and Technical Advisor covering both Canada and all of the US until retiring in 2009. He was given an Honorary Canadian Citizenship award in 1996 by the Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada. In 2008, he was given an Honorary "Lifetime" membership by the Pipeline Contractors Association of America.
He served on the Buckner Foundation Development Council which also serves the Lubbock Buckner Children and Family Services. He and his wife Ramonda were honored by the Buckner International Foundation in 2008 being awarded the "Philanthropist of the Year" award at their annual Founders Day Dinner in Dallas, Texas.
One of the awards he received and was so proud of was being named the "Outstanding Ex-Student of Spur High School" on the anniversary year of the class of 1948 at their 60th year Spur Homecoming in 2008.
He was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church, Lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the former Knife and Fork Club of Lubbock.
Survivors include his wife, Ramonda, one daughter Glenda Vargas of Lubbock and a son, Dean, of Monroe, Washington, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is also survived by a host of cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Lubbock Buckner Children and Family Services, 129 Brentwood Avenue, Lubbock, Texas, 79416-1601 or Spur Senior Citizens, 304 Burlington, Spur, Texas 79370.
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