Lewisburg Lawyer, 'Municipal Statesman' Dies at His Home

Former Lewisburg city attorney and judge Robert O. "Bob" Binkley died Sept.9 at his home in Lewisburg. He was 80. The Marshall County Tribune detailed many of his accomplishments and contributions to the city in an article last week. "It is impossible to overstate the impact he had ... over 30 years, especially in the area of industrial development," former Mayor Bob Phillips told the newspaper. Other civic leaders added their praises for the Nashville native, who graduated from Vanderbilt University and the YMCA (Nashville) Law School before moving to Lewisburg to practice law. In the years since, Mr. Binkley served for over 20 years as attorney for the City of Lewisburg and City Attorney for the Town of Chapel Hill and Town of Cornersville. He also served as counsel of the Marshall County Industrial Development Board and president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce. Funeral services were Sept. 13.