Lloyd Bingamon, 56, died on April 20, 2013 in his home in Newton. Lloyd was born on January 6, 1957 in Ulysses, Kansas to William and Dorothy Bingamon.
Lloyd was a former employee of AGCO and Prestressed Concrete. In 1997, Lloyd completed the year-long machinist program at Hutchinson Community College, his proudest occupational accomplishment. He was a hard worker with a strong work ethic who overcame challenging circumstances to better his life. His failing health forced him into early retirement in 2010.
He enjoyed fishing and then frying up his catch for his friends; exploring the back roads and small prairie towns of Kansas; and riding his bike around town. An avid sports fan, he rooted for his beloved Kansas City Chiefs (no matter what!) and loved to watch televised open tennis tournaments. A Kansas boy through and through, he was often glued to the Weather Channel and envisioned spending his golden years as a “storm chaser.”
He is survived by his brother, Gary Bingamon and wife Elaine of Valley Center; step brothers, Steve and David Smith of Wichita, and a wide circle of close friends, many of whom considered him part of their family. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched with his selfless kindness, gentle spirit, and easygoing manner.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his birth father, William Bingamon; step father, Arthur Smith; and mother, Dorothy Smith.
A private committal service will be scheduled at a later date. To honor his love of dogs, in particular his rescue dog, Jet, a memorial has been set up for the Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE 3rd, Newton, KS. 67114.