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Mr. Robert Lee Bonner, Sr.

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“Dear Bonner family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Bonner. Although I moved away from the area in 1977, I have many, many fond memories...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Leonard Medlin - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Gwen, I was very saddened to hear the news about Robert. Extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Virginia Causey Fryar - Hickory, NC

“Dear Gwen and family - I'm so saddened to hear that "Roddy" passed away. I still see him as a young man, sweet and funny. He was always...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Marian Corbett - Richmond, VA

“So very sorry to hear of Mr. Robert's passing. Your family has always been very special to me! Mrs. Bonner, praying for God's peace, comfort, and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ernie Powell - Rutherford College, NC

“Im sorry for your loss. Comforting thoughts to all of you. Prayers for Gwen, especially. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Annette Howes - Granite Falls, NC

“I am so sorry to read this. My deepest condolences to the entire family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Angie Lowman-Ausley - Candler, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I remember fondly growing up in Valdese with all the "kids" and knowing Robert for over 45 years. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kyle Garrou - Lenoir, NC

“Gwendolyn, My deep sympathy to you and your family. I hope your good memories and Christian faith will be comforting to you. I remember both you...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Eloise Marlowe Miller - NC


Mr. Robert Lee Bonner, Sr., 84, of Valdese passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health.
Robert was born March 5, 1935 in Burke County to the late Robert Bonner and Roberta Wiseman Bonner. He worked as a salesman in the textiles industry.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Corbett.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Pons Bonner of the home; children, Robert Lee Bonner, Jr. and wife Sherry of Drexel; Allan Bonner and wife Amy of Valdese, Pam Pons and husband Rick of Valdese, Jennifer Bonner of California, Michael Bonner and wife Amanda of West Virginia, and David Bonner and wife Rita of Valdese; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and sister, Miriam Martina of Arkansas.
A graveside service will be held 10:00AM, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Frederick officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.