James Bynum

Funeral services for Mr. James Bynum, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Adriennen Nottonson officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Bynum died Monday, Aug. 24 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Chelsey Bynum and Carrie Myrtle Humber Bynum; his wife, Martha Bynum; brother, Thomas Homer Bynum; and sisters, Carrie Marie Battle and Martha Elizabeth Brock.

James Noel Bynum was born in Fayette County on Nov. 16, 1929. He served in the United States Army and served in Germany as a mechanic and driver. He married Martha Clearman and they had two children, Karen and Jimmy. He started Bynum Tractor Sales in the 1950s that later evolved into Bynum Outdoor Power Equipment. Every year he planted a big garden to share with family and friends, even this year he drove his tractor and hoed in the garden. He loved birds, especially hummingbirds and crows. He loved good food and did not mind sharing his opinion when it did not meet his expectations.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Bynum (Shelia); one daughter, Karen Gordon; brother, Andrew Bynum; three sisters, Mary Bynum, Melva Johnston, and Margaret Mizzoni; seven grandchildren, Kevin Bailey (Melissa), Kimberly Downing (Stuart), Kristi MacNeill (Bruce), Joshua Bailey (Lara), Jenny Raybon (Mike), Julie Arman (Mike), and Jonathan Bynum; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Bailey, Jonathan Bynum, Mike Raybon, Stuart Downing, Bruce MacNeill, and Mike Arman.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.


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