Oscar Jewel Bonner Sr. passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at home following an extended fight against cancer. Oscar was born in Franklin, Georgia, on July 26, 1945. He is preceded in death by his father, Miller Camp Bonner, his mother, Elver Holloway Bonner, his son Todd “Watkins” Bonner and daughter, Theresa Charrier.
He was a mechanic and truck driver for all of his adult life. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his wife, children and his grandchildren. He was a great lover of fishing and western shows. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Oscar was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marie Bailey Bonner; five children and their spouses: Miller Bonner (Stacey), Oscar Bonner Jr.(Roxie), Nina “Sissy” Bryson (Bill), Chris Bonner (fiancé Lisa) and Terri Kendrick (John); his grandchildren, Chrissy Griffin (Shane), Casey Bonner, Ashley Bonner, Jessica Bonner, Oscar “Peanut” Bonner (Kayla), Katie Bonner, Alyssa Jarrett, Danny Bryson (Caroline), Samantha VanderKooi, Michael Bryson (Jessica), Tesha Wood (Justin), Michael Rogers (Cassie),Matthew Bonner, Kevin Bonner and Jonathan Kendrick.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with The Reverend Ronnie Cowart officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Carl Boyd Post #42 in charge of full military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the funeral home.
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Oscar Bonner; please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share memories or to leave a condolence message.