Doc worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad..Doc was born in California, Missouri the son of E. E. and Minnie Dodson Binkley..He was married April 13, 1950 in Harrison Arkansas to Thelma Harlan Harris. He retired from the railroad in 1988 after 37 years service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in California, Missouri. He graduated from California High School (Missouri) in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II.