Claude “Bing” David Plummer
Bing was born in Cambridge, Mass., on
Feb. 29, 1924 — a leap-year baby, as he would always remind everyone — the son of the late Roger W. and Louise (Schaefer) Plummer.
He grew up in Hopkinton, where he graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1942. He served during World War II as a Staff Sgt. with the Coast Artillery, U.S. Army.
He had been a longtime resident of Laconia for nearly 70 years, many of which he worked and retired as general manager at the former Kinne Motor Sales, Hutchinson Motor Company, and Manter Oldsmobile- Pontiac Dealership in Laconia. He was also a member of the Laconia Conregational Church, UCC, and a longtime member of the Masons.
Their favorite pastime was playing golf, as they were members of Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Gilford, Seven Springs in New Port Richey, Fla., where they wintered for many years, and Waukewan Country Club of Meredith, where he was also employed and still playing two weeks prior to his passing with his golf buddies.
Bing will always be remembered by many for his great sense of humor, well-known laugh, and his loving dedication to his family and friends.
Bing is survived by two sons, Douglas V. Plummer of Gilford and Gary N. Plummer of Sanbornton; daughter Jane L. Scroggs and Richard Watts of Hudson; daughter-inlaw Jan Plummer of Moultonborough; five grandchildren, Ann-Marie and Paul Lucas of Kennedyville, Md., Doreen Scroggs Tolson of New Ipswich, David and Pam Plummer of New Hampton, Steven Plummer of Rutland, Vt., and Alexandra and William Dennen of Greenland; eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mildred Paskevich, of Rutland, Vt.; and many very special nieces and nephews and longtime friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Bing was predeceased by his siblings, Roger and Frank Plummer and Ruby Lane; and his son Doug’s wife, Janet.
According to Bing's wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., at the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square in Laconia. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Laconia Home Health & Hospice or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.