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Gerald Leon Bonner Sr.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gerald Leon Bonner Sr., 71, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his home in Blackwater.

There will be no services. The body was cremated. Arrangements under the direction of the Meisenheimer Funeral Home.

Born Sept. 6, 1940, in El Monte, Calif., he was the son of Glenn and Georgia Hensley Bonner. On May 1, 1964, in Tacoma, Wash., he married Carolyn Gene Wardrip who survives of the home. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an artillery man crewmember on 8-inch self-propelled howitzer. He worked as an electrician for Columbia Lighting in the state of California. He also worked for Tyson Food Associates in Arkansas, retiring in Blackwater in 2005. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and North American Hunters Association. He was a devoted husband and loving father of his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, James Herrera of Blackwater and Gerald Bonner Jr. of Fort Riley, Kan; one daughter, Bertha (Sissy) Graves of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Myrna Thompson of Harrison, Ark.

Additional information provided per family recompense.