John David Bonner

July 3, 1955December 16, 2018

John David Bonner, age 63 of Jackson, TN, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

John was born in Pittsburg, PA to the late John Paul and Mildred Hammers Bonner. He was a master trim carpenter by trade. John was a member of Skyline Church of Christ and served as an active member of the U.S. Navy for 6yrs as a missile technician. He was an avid angler in his off time and had a true passion for life and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Danette (Jones) Bonner of Jackson; Daughters Ashley (Don) Starbard of Humboldt TN; Candice Bonner of Nashville TN; Haley Bonner of Jackson TN and Grandchildren Natalie Liermann and Desi Starbard. He is also survived by 7 siblings, numerous nieces and nephews and father in law.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. at Skyline Church of Christ with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. Interment will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Cemetery in Moss, TN.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • The Funeral Service Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • The Graveside Service Thursday, December 20, 2018

John David Bonner

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Lorrie McCreight

December 19, 2018

I’m the youngest of all the siblings, they call me the baby of the family. It may surprise most of you, that the baby is now 51 years old, My brother John was always busy working around the house or at the gas station or at school. While growing up, I realized the age difference between us was quite a gap, and we didn’t share the same interests, but I did get to hang out sometimes. One day I got to hang out and he was building a model car. He let me glue on a piece, that was a big deal! He always did his best at everything, and he trusted me to not mess up. It meant the world to me. Nowadays I pay close attention to details. My brother Jim would play 8 tracts. I love The Carpenters to this day,. My brother Tim read to me and made every animal sound I could think of. He did the best monkey, and today Curious George is my favorite. My brother Louis grew vegetables, and I enjoy gardening. You see, the little moments build who you are and last a lifetime. John showed me patience and kindness. He was laid back and took things in stride, always soft spoken. Our mom called him her rock, someone you could always depend on, My heart aches for his family. They lost a husband, a daddy and a grandpa, He was their best friend, their mentor, their whole world and they are lost without him, I hope and pray that one day they see through their tears of sorrow and pick up the pieces of their broken heart, use duct tape if you have to, put it back together and live each day being a better person than you were yesterday. John would be honored.