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William Leonard “Bill” Bingle

It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past 1st District Commander, William Leonard “Bill” Bingle of Pensacola, FL on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at the age of 84. He is survived by his four children, Lyne Dennis (Skip), Jeff Bingle (Lisa), Janet Johnson (Randy), all of Pensacola, FL and Cindy Bryan (John) of Mexico Beach, FL. Six grandchildren, Nate Dennis (Stephanie), Chris Bingle (Jessica), Katie Runnels (TJ), Brandon Bingle (Laura), Mike Johnson and Sarah Dennis (Josh); two great grandchildren, Elleah and Elin Runnels.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 10th at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Pine Forest Road. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am, the funeral service will begin at 11:00am. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Legion Post 340 – Children and Youth Programs (8890 Ashland Ave, Pensacola, FL 32534)

Bill is a Korean Navy veteran and a member of Post 340, with 22 continuous years of membership. After retiring in 1988 he had many hobbies and interests but found his greatest pleasure in serving the community through the American Legion Post 340. He served in many capacities including, Historian, Secretary, Treasurer, Post Commander and District Commander. His dedication and willingness to serve as a leader afforded him the opportunity to help guide the path of the Children and Youth Programs. He gave his time and service hoping that it would somehow make a difference. Bill loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. – See more at: