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Ashley "Possum" Thomas Binkley

May 9, 1930 — January 22, 2023

Siler City


Ashley "Possum" Thomas Binkley, 92, of Siler City, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Mr. Binkley was born in Chatham County on May 9, 1930, the son of Robert Binkley, Sr. and Loney McDaniel.

Possum was a member of Oakley Baptist Church. He retired after working for many years at Glendale and Kellwood. Possum enjoyed gardening and hanging out with the locals. He loved to cook especially pigs and made his own BBQ sauce. He cherished his family and grandchildren, which he frequently visited. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Estes, Camilla Gilliland, Elsie Brigham, Agnes Gilliland, and brothers, Bobby Binkley, Jr., Odell, Arvey, Earl, and Larry Binkley.

He is survived by his daughter, Joy Barker of Siler City; granddaughter, Stacy Coble and husband Phillip of Archdale; grandson, Michael Barker and wife Sarah of Troutman, NC; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Jean Lindley of Raleigh; and brothers, Wesley Binkley (Brenda) of Bear Creek, Steve Binkley (Becky) of Graham, and Joe Binkley (Alice) of Asheboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Siler City Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor William Fields officiating. 

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, February 5, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pentecostal Holliness Church, Siler City, NC

17475 US-64, Siler City, NC 27344

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