Ed Binkley, who served as a Mt. Juliet mayor, city commissioner, planning commission member, and judicial magistrate, died April 30, 2023, from congestive heart failure at the age of 85. Binkley was elected mayor in 1989 and became the first mayor to serve two complete terms in the role since the city’s incorporation in 1972. During his tenure, the city held its first annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting and adopted its city flag. A native of Nashville, Binkley joined the Navy in 1955 and served on three aircraft carriers during his tenure there. After leaving the military, he opened D&H Electronic Systems. He was a member of numerous organizations in Mt. Juliet and was presented with several awards for his service to the community.