Obituary for Mr. Johnie H Bynum

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Mr. Johnie H Bynum

October 24, 1926 - April 13, 2020

Johnie Horace Bynum was born October 24, 1926 in Emerson Arkansas near the border of Louisiana to the parents of Cherry and John Henry Bynum. He was the third child of eight children. He confessed his love of Christ at an early age. He graduated from Walker High School (1945) and immediately joined the US Navy. Following his tour of duty he enrolled in Arkansas A&M where he met and married Susie Smart in 1949. To this marriage three children were born. He moved to Dallas in 1950 where he was employed by Ling-Temco-Volt which is currently Raytheon and remained there for 45 years. He retired in 1995 as a Maintenance Foreman. During his time with Raytheon he owned a successful lawn service which he continued well into retirement. In 2008 he met Elmyra M. Harlan and they were and married in 2009. His passions in life were travelling (favorite places; Alaska, California, Hawaii) and studying the bible in preparation for Sunday School.

His faith walk was nurtured by; Laymen Chapel CME, Christian Chapel CME, Porter’s Temple CME all in Dallas, TX.

He is preceded in death by her mother and father Cherry and John Henry Bynum, granddaughter Stephanie Dawn Smith, brothers; Frank, William and Eddie Bynum(Dorothy), sisters; Abitha Doss (Curtis), Virginia Cooks, Willie Mae Kimmons (Murry Sr.), Naliza Burton (Joe Gene). He is survived to cherish his memories wife Elmyra Bynum, son Johnie C. Bynum, daughters; Deborah Smith (Archie), Wanda Bynum-Wilson, special step-daughter Wanda Harlan, grandson Shun Aric Smith (Allison), brother-in-law Cecil Cook, and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Born: October 24, 1926
Died: April 13, 2020

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Rev Leroy and Gloria Napier posted on 4/17/20

Debra and Wanda, May God keep you close in His arms as He comforts you and the family in this time of need. Jesus said He will never leave us nor forsake us. Believe in His Word that never fail. My wife and I are praying for the family. In His name, Rev Leroy and Mrs Gloria Napier


Mildred Porter posted on 4/17/20

Debra, Polly and Brother, I send my most heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. My love and respect goes out to the memory of your father Bro. Bynum. Be Blessed in the name of Jesus, Mrs Mildred Porter


Taylor L Williams posted on 4/17/20

Wonda & Family! I feel so privileged to have met Bro Bynum. As a Trustee at Christian Chapel, he was my life and church father. He taught me about being a trustee and so much about the upkeep of the church, caring for lawns, trees, and flowers. Today, when I fertilize my flowers, I used what Bro. Bynum taught me. I no longer waste fertilize by throwing the fertilize over the top of the plants, he taught me to dig a small hole near the root of the plant and put the fertilize in the hole and cover the hole afterwards. This is just one of my many memories I cherish from brother Bynum. Thanks brother Bynum. I will be forever in debt to you and your family for sharing him with me and the trustees. Rest Well Bro Bynum, you served well and for a long time! My prayers are with y'all.


Jacqueline Ockleberry posted on 4/17/20

I want to extend my deepest condolences to Wanda and the entire Bynum family. May God's strength and love be with you today and the days ahead.


Melissa James posted on 4/17/20

Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Love, Melissa and Brandi James


Nancy James posted on 4/17/20

It is with deep sympathy and sorrow that we learned of the passing of our Sunday school brother and dear friend. He was a joy to our class. We loved to hear him share the many church and school experiences he had growing up as a child in his hometown. We will miss him in our Sunday school class. He was a Sunday School Scholar, Dallas Cowboys Fan, Motorcycle Driver and Fisherman of The Sea. Our prayers are with the entire family. Love, Nancy, Melissa and Brandi James


Maurice Smith posted on 4/16/20

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Cynthia Ockleberry posted on 4/16/20

Wanda and the Bynum Family, May you feel God’s presence during these difficult days and months ahead. May you draw from His strength. May the Holy Spirit comfort and keep you. You have my deepest sympathies.


Cyril Doss posted on 4/16/20

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SHARON BYNUM posted on 4/16/20

Uncle Johnny will truly be missed, He was the Rock of the Bynum Family. The last of the Monarchs, he was a good man. He was one Uncle that loved us unconditionally and always took time out of his busy schedule to visit. Go rest with God now for you have lived a wonderful life. Praying for my cousins I know this time is hard for it is never easy. We love you guys, if you need us we're a phone call away. Sharon


Sandra Bynum posted on 4/16/20

Look up to God for peace within. πŸ™πŸ™.Uncle Johnnie lived a long and happy life πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜


Renee Sample posted on 4/16/20

May your heart be at Peace knowing your dad lived a good long life.


Denise Harlan posted on 4/16/20

Rest in the peace of God, and we will meet again. See you later Mr. Jonnie


Marian Ogletree posted on 4/15/20

I met him some 3 years ago and through the corridors of life's events, it feels like 30 years known...he brought sooo much joy to me through many means...condolences to his wife, children and entire family...missing you Mr. J.....SEMPI FI....Marian