Charles Mathews Binnicker Jr., 77, died Saturday, July 29, 2006.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fl., on April 29, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Mathews Binnicker Sr. and Vivian Futch Binnicker, and his sister, Barbara Binnicker Gordon.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Margaret Duncan Binnicker; his nieces, Susan Darby (Stephen Bentley) Gordon, of Los Angeles, Sarah Mathews (James Kicidis), of Charlotte, N.C., Katherine Gordon (Thomas) Hartung, of Clemmons Gordon, N.C., and Ann Gordon (Patrick ) McCrory, of Charlotte; his greatniece, Catherine Morrow (Matthew) Harvey, of Charlotte; and his greatnephew, William Gordon Bentley, of Los Angeles.
He graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee and attended the University of Florida before transferring to and graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee. He earned a master’s degree from Florida State University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.
He attended Army Language School in Monterey, Ca., and served in the U.S. Air Force. He taught at the University of the South for more than 40 years and served his university as chairman of the department of classical languages, dean of men, marshall of the university, faculty trustee, secretary to the board of trustees, secretary of the University Corp., member and secretary of its Phi Beta Kappa chapter, member and adviser to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter and member and masker of the Red Ribbon Society.
Beyond Sewanee, he was a visiting scholar in 1981 at the American Academy of Rome and served two terms as president of the Tennessee Classical Association.
A member of Otey Memorial Parish Church, he served on its vestry and as senior warden and was a member of DuPont Library’s Friends of the Library board.