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James Randel Binning

d. March 23, 2021

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Jim Binning went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:10 p.m. surrounded by his wife, sister, and nephew. 

James Randel Binning was born in Coshocton, Ohio on August 10, 1934. He was the son of the late Forrest and Ruth Finnell Binning. The family of six moved from Ohio to North Miami, Florida in October 1949.

After graduating high school, Jim joined the Coast Guard and served our USA proudly.

In 1956, Jim met Arline and they were married in 1957, enjoying sixty-four wonderful years of life together.

For a short period of time, Jim worked in the field of ceilings and floors. He built his own office and warehouse to begin his career - installing ceilings, floors, and carpeting in commercial and home structures. He and his wife, Arline, ran their business "All City Ceilings and Floors" for many years.

Their many visits to North Carolina resulted in a permanent move to the lovely mountains in 1996. Jim built his dream home and he and Arline continued their mountain life until current day. He enjoyed gardening and for a brief period of time raising cattle, until he realized they were overfed, as he treated them more like pets.

Jim was totally accomplished in all home repairs and construction, but his real joy in life was his wife and family. Knowing and having Jesus Christ in his heart and soul was what instilled him to live a life that was pleasing to God as well as the family that loves him dearly.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one sister; Ruthena A. Morgan, one brother; Richard D. Binning, and one brother-in-law; Joseph R. Eyler.

Jim is survived by his wife; Arline Stanley Binning, one son; Rick Binning and his wife Angela, two grandchildren; Michael and Christina Binning, and two great-grandchildren; Taylor and Adam. He is also survived by one sister; Sandra A. Eyler, one brother-in-law; Robert G. Morgan, and one sister-in-law; Margaret Binning.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Franklin, NC with Pastor Tom Nahlen officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 pm.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family. 

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Monday, March 29, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life Service

Monday, March 29, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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