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James F "Jimmie Lee" Bingle
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1917
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 2013
California, USA

James Fremont Bingle entered this world 18 July 1917
in Bradley, Arkansas, and at the age of twenty-two married
Lucille Smith in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Like many couples, they possessed little more than their wit and a strong work ethic, but they were a team for 61 years, raising two daughters and helping with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, until Lucielle's death in 2001.
A craftsman and Journeyman Carpenter, James used his woodworking talents to construct cabinetry and furniture for his family. He taught himself to build Martin-style acoustic guitars, with Lucille's assistance produce many unique and beautiful instruments. Each child and grandchild received one of his hand-built chairs, and a custom guitar.
He wrote and performed music, sometimes with Lucille. When Lucille passed away, James was devastated. To ease his loneliness, he spent most of his waking hours singing and playing at the Senior Center or Stater Bros., where his many friends would stop by to visit with him. he continued for the next twelve years, until his final illness took him away, He lived the past five years in Perris. California, with his daughter, Geneva Burden.
James was featured many times in the local newspaper as The Cabazon Cowboy or Cowboy Jimmie. He is survived by two daughters, Geneva Burden of Perris, California and Dorothy Chase of Cottage Grove, Oregon. He left two grandchildren, Lisa Chase of Wethersfield, Connecticut and Albert Burden of Sun City, California. A third grandchild, Scott Chase, died previously. His great-grandchildren include Lauren Burden and Lance Burden.
He was laid to rest by his lovely wife Lucille Smith Bingle in the San Gorgonio Memorial Park in Banning, California.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Thomas Bingle (1887 - 1977)
  Pinkey Fanny Coffey Bingle (1899 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucille Smith Bingle (1920 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charlie Lee Bingle (1912 - 2000)*
  James F Bingle (1917 - 2013)
  John Harris Bingle (1922 - 1976)*
  Bessie Mae Bingle (1923 - 1995)*
  Dessie Lee Bingle Thornburg (1925 - 2001)*
  Tommy Lloyd Bingle (1926 - 1998)*
  Marlin William Bingle (1928 - 2000)*
  Helen Bingle Maphet (1931 - 1988)*
  A J. Bingle (1933 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
San Gorgonio Memorial Park
Banning
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section 2 Block H Lot 2 Grave 8
 
Created by: Ruby Lee Spencer
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54288146
James F Jimmie Lee Bingle
Added by: Ruby Lee Spencer
 
James F Jimmie Lee Bingle
Added by: Yucaipa Valley Genealogical Society
 
James F Jimmie Lee Bingle
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Rest in peace cousin Jimmie
- Ruby Lee Spencer
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
Happy Singing for your audience Cousin Jimmy
- Ruby Lee Spencer
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013

- Ruby Lee Spencer
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
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