Bernard Jones Bingham Jr. of DeSoto passed away Saturday. He was 87. Bernard was a retired firefighter.

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Johnson of Florissant, and Chastity Brilhante of Columbia; sons, Bernard III of Columbia, and Daniel Vadergiff of Kirkwood; sisters, Lavada Brown of Festus, and Regina Herrington of Festus.

Funeral services for Bernard Bingham Jr. will be privately held with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Mahn’s Funeral Home.