WASHINGTON — William Joseph “B.J.” Bingham, 61, North Vernon, passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at his home after battling cancer since January.

B.J. was born Jan. 25, 1959, in Washington to William A. and Margaret M. (Williams) Bingham.

B.J. graduated from Washington High School in 1977. He moved to Texas for 20 years and came back to Indiana and married Karen Jo (Cox) Bingham. He enjoyed playing Bingo and Skip Bo with his family and playing the lottery. But his favorite thing to do was ride around in his golf cart enjoying nature and decorating his yard.

B.J. is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Karla and James Collins of Indianapolis and Nicole “Nicki” and Luke Cox of Vincennes; a brother, Richard Bingham of North Vernon; three sisters and their spouses, Darlene ((Bingham) and Richard Brown of Burn City, Leota (Bingham) and Christopher Havens of Ogdensburg, New York, and Paula (Bingham) Coryell of North Vernon; and six grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen Jo Bingham, who died Sept. 17, 2011; his parents; brother, David Bingham; two sisters, Carol Bingham and Maryanne Bingham; brother-in-law, Douglas Coryell; and two nephews, RJ Brown and Grady Eugene Brown.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, 620 E. Viola Ave. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery.

All condolences can be sent to the family at www.edleemortuary.com.

All arrangements were entrusted to Ed Lee Mortuary.