- Local Guide
Darrell W. Binkley, 92, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Auglaize County, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Hospice of Okeechobee on Okeechobee, Fla.
He was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Auglaize County, the son of Leona (Craft) and Fred Binkley. He married his English war bride, Olive Lillian Davies Binkley, and she died in October of 1999.
Surviving are four sons, Arlan (Diane) Binkley, of Tallahassee, Fla., Calvin (Olivia) Binkley, of Wapakoneta, Colin (Robin) Binkley, of Upper Sandusky, and Ian Shawn Binkley, of Okeechobee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II. He retired from Goodyear in St. Marys.
Private family services are to be held at a later date.
There will be no public visitation.
His and his wifeâ€™s ashes are to be buried at sea as requested.
Contributions can be given to the Hospice of Okeechobee or Tri-County Community Health Professionals Hospice in Wapakoneta.