Dennis Merle Binghom

September 19, 1935 - September 22, 2017
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Dennis Merle Binghom, 82, Hobart, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born on September 19, 1935, to Tommie and Myrtle (Brown) Binghom in Hobart, Oklahoma. He graduated from Gotebo High school in 1953 and attended school at Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Dennis married Linda Marie Tull on April 17, 1957, in Hobart, Oklahoma. In 1943, Tommie established Binghom Dozer Service. Dennis joined his father and worked as an operator until he took over the business as owner years later. Dennis was a lifelong farmer and cattleman in Kiowa County. He also served as Kiowa County Election Board Secretary for many years. He received citations from The Oklahoma Governor, the Senate, and the House of Representatives for his outstanding services for Kiowa County. He served on the excise and equalization board since 2002, a position his father Tommie Binghom held from 1980 to 1990. Tim Binghom, son of Dennis, is serving as Kiowa County Commissioner and is the third generation public servant in the family.

Dennis was very active in the Democratic Party serving as Kiowa County Chairman for years. During these years he was instrumental in creating the Young Democrats of Kiowa County. He was involved in local and state politics throughout his life. Dennis served on the board of Farm Bureau Insurance. He also served as an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce. Dennis served as state president of Land improvement contractors of Oklahoma.

He taught a Sunday School Class for several years at the First Baptist Church.

Dennis was always known as quite the gentleman. He had a love for his wife that was truly unconditional. Dennis was continually there for his family and was at all times a supportive husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was known as “Poppie” to not only his grandkids but to many of their friends. Dennis always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his best friend and wife Linda of the home,

Two sons: David Binghom and wife Vonda, Hobart Oklahoma
Tim Binghom and fiance Carol Sims, Hobart, Oklahoma,
Kim Binghom daughter-in-law, Hobart, Oklahoma
Five grandchildren: Jessica Williams and husband Heath, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma,
Blake Binghom and wife Destiney, Hobart, Oklahoma,
Rachel Johnston and husband Jason, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Bryne Binghom and wife Dacia, Sentinel, Oklahoma,
Jamie Binghom and fiance Jake Rose, Hobart, Oklahoma,

Six Great grandchildren: Jaedyn Williams, Jordyn Williams, Brantlee Binghom, Bryker Binghom, Lane Johnston, and Braden Johnston.


Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017
First Baptist Church
Hobart, Oklahoma
Interment: Hobart Rose Cemetery
Hobart, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Dennis had requested that all donations in lieu of flowers be donated to Great Plains Youth and Family Services as a legacy to his wife, Linda.

Service Information

Visitation
Date: September 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Interment
Date: September 26, 2017

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The Gaylon Bargers
Hobart, OK
A great man ,always smiles . Prayers for family.  The Bargers
Shelia Pound
Hobart, OK
My prayers are with the family Dennis will be missed I feel honored to have been a friend through the years
David and Galeen (Irvin) Chain
Hobart, OK
Family...we're so sorry to hear of Dennis's passing. We're keeping each of you e our thoughts and prayers.
Marcie Carr
Blanchard, OK
I'm so sorry to learn of Dennis' passing.  He was such a great boss and such a character! I always remember that laugh of his! He adored you, Linda! Loved his boys and definitely loved those grandkids.  My prayers are with you all.  May God comfort your families in the coming days.  He is definitely smiling in heaven and probably cracking his jokes.
Donna Davis
Ann Arbor, MI
I've known Dennis all my life,Tim,David and Linda, my thoughts are with you all
Javier and Allison Madrid
Puebla, Mexico, OK
We wish so much that we could be there to share in the love that we know you will all receive. We love you and cherish all the great memories. Dennis was truly a gentle man and a gentleman.
Vicky Cook/Shelby Cook
Hobart, OK
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with ya'll.
Lea Ann Norvelle
Weatherford, OK
Dennis was one of a kind for sure and will be missed by all .. thoughts and prayers to Linda and all the family .
Lea Ann Norvelle
Weatherford, OK
Dennis was one of a kind for sure and will be missed by all .. thoughts and prayers to Linda and all the family .
Lea Ann Norvelle
Weatherford, OK
Dennis was one of a kind for sure and will be missed by all .. thoughts and prayers to Linda and all the family .
Lea Ann Norvelle
Weatherford, OK
Dennis was one of a kind for sure and will be missed by all .. thoughts and prayers to Linda and all the family .
Geary Stills
Elk City, OK
So sorry Linda for your loss! My heart goes out to you & your family. Just know I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers & pray for GOD to grant you the strength to guide you through this heartbreaking moment in your life! I'm very much aware of the grief & sorry you will experience!
Sonny & Gloria Hetherington
Duncan, OK
Linda, we were sorry to hear of your loss.  Know Dennis will be missed my all.  Praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.  Love y'all.
Mary Garza
Broken Arrow, OK
My condolences to the family.
Melissa Skiles
Clovis, CA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bill and Susan Gentry
Hobart, OK
Linda, David and Tim, we are so sorry for your loss.  Dennis was such an important part of our community and our church family.  Our thoughts, prayers are with his greatest legacy his wonderful family.
Bob & Pat Grimes
Kent, WA
Linda so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jim Grigsby
Edmond, OK
From all the Grigsby families in OKC our thoughts are very much with the Binghom family. What a warn and positive person Dennis was. All our lives are better off having been in his presence. The rain kept us from being there today as we had planned to be.
Donna McClung
Lexington, OK
Sincere condolences to Linda & all the family who loved Dennis. He was one of the "good guys" for sure. He always treated me with respect and made me laugh. He was loved by so many & he will be truly missed.
Rocie Autry-Hammond
Beavercreek, OH
Linda and family
Sending thoughts and prayers to you all.  Dennis was just the kindest gentleman and had such a warm smile and was a friend to all.  He will be truly missed.
Jimmie and Karen Branam
CENTRALIA, WA
Linda and famlies,
Sorry to hear about your loss of Dennis. He was a great friend always with a smile. He didn't know a stranger and was a great example to many people.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Karen and Jimmie
Jackie Futrell
Denison, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the Binghom family at their time of loss.
Jeff Duncan
Jacksboro, TX
Linda, David and Tim
Thinking of you and your families. Wish I could have been there
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