Gary and Carol Bonner


Gary Phillip Bonner, 84, and Carol Elaine (Parker) Bonner, 81, of Maryville, entered into heaven’s gates on Sunday, April 8 (Carol) and Monday, April 9 (Gary), 2018.

They had been married 62 years.  They were both members of Sevier Heights Baptist Church for 23 years.

He was a retired United States Postal Service worker and a veteran of the United States Army.

They are preceded in death by both parents: Henry G. Bonner, Kathryn A. High Bonner, Richard J. Parker and V. Joyce (Watkins) Parker. In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by a nephew, Gerald W. Coughnenour; brother, Richard D. Parker; sister, Sarah Babin; and brothers: Richard Bonner and James Bonner.

Survivors include Carol's sister, Betty Jean Coughenour and husband, Donald Coughenour, of Knoxville; two sons: Randall S. Bonner and wife, Julie Bonner, of Cleveland, and Ronald W. Bonner and wife, Dawn Bonner of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two daughters: Elaine K. Sneed and husband, James Sneed, of Manassas, Va., and Evon S. Roth of Sweetwater; six grandchildren: Beth Mcquire and husband, Matt, Josiah Roller, Kayla Bonner, Sierra Roth, Kameron Bonner and Cassie Bonner; and four great-grandchildren: Matthew, Taylor, Judah and Noah Mcquire.

Visitation will be Saturday, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville.

A private family burial will be at Sherwood Cemetery.

Gary and 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 Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. 



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