Frank Eldridge Binkley, Sr.

frank binkley, sr.

July 3, 1932 ~ April 16, 2012

Born in: Nashville, TN
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Frank Eldridge Binkley, Sr., 79, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away peacefully on April 16th, 2012. Frank was born July 3rd, 1932 in Nashville, TN where he graduated as student body president from his beloved Cohn High School and later attended Vanderbilt University. After moving to Athens, GA he founded Binkley Construction Company which was instrumental in much of Athens' early development. Despite many health conditions over the years, Frank flourished as a business man, a pilot and cherished husband and father. He is survived by his spouse, Sue Smith Binkley, of Lawrenceville, GA, his five children, Sheron Binkley and her husband, Ed , Frank E. Binkley, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, John C. Binkley, DMD and his wife, Tina, Kyle B. Binkley and his wife Laura, Sabrina B. Zappone and her husband, Dan and their families including his 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, April 21st at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel at 2:00p.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00p.m. Internment will be immediately following the service at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Sue, Sherry, Frank, John, Kyle, Sabrina, you all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the loss of Uncle Sonny. He was a very unique person whom I always enjoyed speaking with.

  2. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Losing Tommy in August, I’m somewhat aware of what you are going thru, and my sympathies are with you.

    April O’Donnell wife of Tom O’Donnell

  3. Sue, and all the children and grandchildren, Great grandchildren, your all are in our prayers. We are so sorrow for your loss. I know you will miss him so much but God will give you the strength so look to him for his comfort. Love to all

  4. My father loved life and his family. He had a passion and zest few men could harness. Physical pain was a major part of my fathers life but you would never hear him complain. He was truly a remarkable man and will be missed. Thank you all for your kind words, my father was blessed with family and friends.
    I love you Dad.

  5. Sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Binkley. Thoughts and prayers will be with you in this time of sorrow.

  6. In a search for Bink, young Frank found this about his dad. Sorry to hear this. Always a tough one. If someone reads this, please tell Frank I’m trying to reach him. Craig Gleason

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