The Messenger. 06.06.08 Robert Ellis Bing, 74, of Union City died June 5, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Union City. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chip Davis officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of services at the funeral home Monday. He was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Dyer County, son of the late Walter and Maude Bing. He married the former Lila Marie Wilkinson June 15, 1991. She survives. He was a retired auto mechanic who had worked at Hall Automotive in Union City and was a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist. Survivors also include four daughters, Susan Bing, Barbara Bing, Cindy Bing and Shauna Jo Bing, all of California; his son, Mark Ellis Bing of California; seven stepchildren; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by five brothers. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.