Allen “Big Al” Bingham passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on August 10, 1960 in Aschaffenburg, Germany and grew up in Safford, attending Safford schools and graduated from Safford High School in 1979.
In 1983 Allen married the love of his life, Paula Naylor. Allen and Paula made their home in Peoria, Arizona, where Allen was the owner of a Heavy Haul transport company, Venture Leasing, for the last 25 years. Together, Allen and Paula were blessed with 3 sons; Daniel in 1986, Jonathon in 1989 and Chase in 2000.
In 2015 their first grandchild was born, Emily Bingham. They are expecting a grandson in March, 2020.
Allen is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Paula. His 3 sons, Daniel Bingham, Jon (Liz) Bingham, and Chase Bingham. His granddaughter, Emily. His Mother, Renate Ely. Two brothers, Sean Ely and Carlos (Lucy) Leon. His sister, Michele (Bart) Stauffer. His mother-in-law, Gloria Catlett, his brothers-in-law, Troy (Ann) Naylor and Brian (Brenda) Catlett, his sister-in-law, Teri Naylor. His nieces; MacKenzie, Skylar, Whitney, Candace and Sydney and his nephews; Gary Francicso, Ryan, Nicholas, Ashton, Dylan and Kolton.
Allen was preceded in death by his Father, Sonny Ely, his brother, Mickey Bingham, his brother-in-law Kelly Naylor, and his nephews, Loreto Leon and Justin Ely.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Glendale Women's Club in Glendale, AZ.
Glendale Woman’s Club
7032 N 56th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
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