OBITUARY

Gary Phillip Bonner & Carol Elaine Bonner

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Gary Phillip Bonner, age 84 & Carol Elaine (Parker) Bonner, age 81 of Maryville TN entered into Heaven Gates on April 8 (Carol) & April 9 (Gary), 2018 Gary & Carol had been married for 62 years. They were both members of Sevier Heights Baptist Church for 23 yrs. Gary is a retired United States Postal Service worker & a veteran of the United States Army. They are preceded in death by both Gary & Carols parents: Henry G. Bonner, Kathryn A. High Bonner, Richard J. Parker & V.Joyce (Watkins) Parker. In addition to their parents, they are preceded in death by Gerald W. Coughnenour (Nephew) Brother Richard D. Parker, Sister Sarah Babin, Brothers Richard Bonner & James Bonner. Survivors include: Carol's sister Betty Jean Coughenour & husband Donald Coughenour of KnoxvilleTN. Two sons Randall S. Bonner & wife Julie Bonner of Cleveland TN. Ronald W. Bonner & wife Dawn Bonner of Martinsburg WV. Two daughters Elaine K. Sneed & husband James Sneed of Manassas VA. Evon S. Roth of Sweetwater TN. Six grandchildren: Beth Mcquire & husband Matt, Josiah Roller, Kayla Bonner, Sierra Roth, Kameron Bonner & Cassie Bonner. They also have four great grandchildren: Matthew, Taylor, Judah & Noah Mcquire. Visitation will be held from 1:30pm.-3:00pm. followed by a Memorial service at 3:00pm. on April 14, 2018, at Sevier Heights Baptist Church Knoxville, TN. Private family burial at Sherwood Cemetery. Gary & Carol served the Lord faithfully as they loved and valued family, neighbors and others. They always put others first and were the most caring and loving parents and grandparents you'd find anywhere. Gary loved serving as a Sunday School teacher for 50 years and Carol served along side him as she loved coordinating care, prayer chains, and newsletters for the class. They shared Jesus everywhere they went. They were loved by all. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sevier Heights Next Generation, 3232 Alcoa Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37920

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Gary Phillip Bonner & Carol Elaine Bonner

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Judy and John Czaja

April 15, 2018

As side-by-side neighbors in Martinsburg, West Virginia, we had the joy and privilege of becoming friends with Carol and Gary. Their love and devotion to their family and faith was unmistakable. Through the care and concern they showed us, and countless others, they revealed the depth of their Christian beliefs. The shock and pain we feel of their passing is a vivid reminder that this life we live is temporary.
Precious.....Carol used that word often to convey her joy and appreciation for someone. And now, it is only fitting to say, Carol and Gary Bonner were two precious people who will be greatly missed.
May God bless and comfort their family, and so many others, who were, indeed, fortunate to know them.

Lois Pierce (Houck)

April 13, 2018

My heart is broken. Carol and Gary touched my life in such a special way. Carol (or "Mommy Carol" as my daughter, Alison called her) kept my daughter when she was little. They loved her as much as I love her. I still use several recipes that Carol gave me. Gary had such a sense of humor. He always loved to teach Revelations. Now they are both experiencing the joy of being in Heaven with Jesus. They deeply loved their family, their friends, their church and most of all our Lord. My prayers are with their children and grandchildren. May they find comfort in their beautiful memories and just visualizing the smiles on their faces as they see Jesus.

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