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December 06, 2014
December 06, 2014
I loved this man growing up!! I just found out about his death. Feeling a sense of lost right now. Rest in peace.
October 16, 2014
Rest in peace u soulful man!
September 08, 2014
Met Mr. Bonner in Baton Rouge at the Bellemont Ballroom.I was told he would be coming right past me to get to the stage,but I was looking for someone really tall.Didn't recognize him,but I met him later after the concert.He was shorter than I expected,but was really,really hospitable and down to earth soulful.I am so sorry he is gone.
July 07, 2014
WOW. Didnt know he passed. Leroy"Suger Foot"Bonner in my book has definatly left his mark in the musical world of funk.. The Ohio Players had this unique style of funk that made you simply sit up and take notice, Im talking hits such as PAIN, FUNKY WORM, I WANT TO BE FREE, FUNK-O-NOTTS as well as a gang of other toe tapping jams...Leroy"Sugarfoot"Bonner I think I speak for MILLIONS when I say THANK YOU for your contribution to the world of music...To this day I STILL listen to the OHIO PLAYERS and ENJOY as if Im hearing it for the 1st time. Mr Leroy Bonner your work here is done, may you rest in the arms of the LORD and may GOD be with your family and friends in all times of need...REST MY BROTHER
June 25, 2014
GodBless You and your Family now Leroy is resting in Peace with the Angels.-davismary5189@yahoo.com
June 19, 2014
I loved his voice and his music. I was so sad to hear that he has passed.
May 28, 2014
sugarfoot helped me in the 70's when everything was funky.LOved that sound and the people who made them.May the funk be with you sugar.
May 01, 2014
Man, I just found out I love this man as a child, him and the Ohio players got me into the funk grove @ the age of 13 Resting in peace Sugarfoot U will be missed
April 16, 2014
Sorry to hear about Sugar Foots death. He was a legend in the true since of the word. He will be singing in heaven for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Thanks for all the great music.
April 15, 2014
Mr."Sugarfoot"!!a truly legendary trailblazer_whenever I play "Skintight" there you'll be_you were built to last!!
April 10, 2014
Sugarfoot was the best. We love the Ohio Players in St. Louis. May he rest in peace
March 24, 2014
In God's care rest in peace
March 19, 2014
R.I.P. Sugarfoot. I will always love my hometown musical geniuses,The Ohio Players. My condolences to the family. God bless!!!
March 15, 2014
Soulful Music!! Rest on Mr. Sugarfoot??
February 27, 2014
May he rest in peace.
February 24, 2014
Man, all my condolences... Saw Sugarfoot and the Ohio Players at Summer Fest in Milwaukee back in 75 or 76 and it was one of the best concert I have ever seen...his stage presence was amazing he was an incredible singer awesome guitar player and he was the total funk!!! RIP friend...I have always loved your music and I always will!
February 23, 2014
I want 2 send out a serious shout 2 the Bonner family i had the pleasure . 2 attend one of hid concert. What a blessing 4 me he gave s great show. I eill never forget... im sending my sincere condolences. May god bless the bonner famliy. And I like 2 add sugar.foot rest in peace u will b missed.. a dedicated fan. Lola b.Saylor
February 23, 2014
I grew up listening to O/P RIP sugarfoot.
your voice will be missed
February 20, 2014
The baddest funk group ever!
February 16, 2014
Is one of my alltime favorite bands pure soul funk sorry to hear the bad news my respects
February 11, 2014
In God's care rest in peace
January 28, 2014
From your favorite fan Ohio players like funk and old school music is music think make black people today need to understand music what music is especially.funk, r&b ,jazz,old music. God bless you and your family and to your fan and friends. I love u The Bonner Family.Mr."Sugarfoot" Bonner to rest in peace. I sorry cause of death. God bless you and Jesus.saves.
January 26, 2014
rest n peace roy
January 13, 2014
God Bless
January 02, 2014
Say Wha"t saw him at Hollywood Pavilion
December 01, 2013
I am so glad I had chance to see you in concert.R.i.p
October 30, 2013
This tragic hearing that the front man of my favorite band died Rest In Peace my Hero.
October 27, 2013
Man, what can be said. This is so sad. Sugarfoot was one of the greatest frontmen of all time. From his uniqueness by playing a double neck guitar to Sugarfoots ability to rhyme. Just an amazing funk band and artists of all time. Sugarfoot I know you have to be on that "Love Rollercoaster" up in funk heaven puttin' on the funk concert of all time. Keep on keepin' on. Your music was truly an inspiration to me as I grew up. You will be truly missed. Thanks for the ride.
October 23, 2013
Peace love and blessings to the Bonner family. Skin Tight.
October 23, 2013
Growing up in the 70s, everything I know and love about music, musicianship, jazz and funk comes from The Ohio Players, a REAL band, and the smooth and funky sound of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner. Rest in peace and tell Ella and Marvin I said Hey!
September 17, 2013
To the family,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and I pray you find peace in the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthinas 1:3-4
September 14, 2013
My childhood memories are filled within the music of the Ohio Players. What an impact your music had on so many lives. May the God of comfort, comfort you and your family in your time of need.
September 04, 2013
the first concert i ever saw as a 15 year old kid mr sugarfoot and the rest of the oho player that voice wow in my heart you will not be forgotten rest in peace my friend
August 28, 2013
Im thankful to have seen him this past year, the leader from my alltime favorite band. Your music forever lives on.
August 23, 2013
I love you sugarfoot and I will always love your wonderful music nay god bless your family you always kept it real
August 08, 2013
his passing pains me deeply. it is almost like a famiy member has died. i didnt even realize he passed, i was too busy watching the "Ohio Players" episode of Unsung.
August 02, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
July 29, 2013
I grew up with Ohio players Mr. Bonner will always be here in our heart . May his family be bless

Vernell, Valdosta, Ga
July 25, 2013
Man-seems like all the BLACK-SOULFUL-R&B-BROTHA-ARTISTS are going! Sugarfoot's family. . . his music will live on !
July 11, 2013
I just learned of Sugarfoot's passing. I love that guy. I love the Ohio Players. I love Honey and Skin Tight. They are the greatest albums. Thanks Ohio Players. You guys and Sugarfoot WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR EVER
July 04, 2013
I loved the music from the Ohio Player..still love it. May the family find comfort and peace from the Almighty God. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
July 01, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss,John 5:28
June 28, 2013
Your San Antonio fan base couldn't wait for you guys to come to town. Now that was music, Sugarfoot this is from Red and Black, Rest In Peace. Gone, but never forgotten. Believe That! Took my 6 mo old niece to the concert, had to let someone hold her while I jumped on stage to say Hi! LOL
June 22, 2013
We will always remember you and your music. Rest in Gods peace.
June 16, 2013
From a real fan, we met in San Francisco Ca. your opening act was the whispers early 70's, then later the same year in Boston Ma. at the SUGAR Shack with my sister. U will surely be missed. But U now join all the other Greats in Soul Heaven. Thanks for the memories.
June 15, 2013
Great music artist like the Ohio Players don't exist today.

Condolences to the family and band members during this difficult time. Psalm 147:3
June 14, 2013
The Ohio Players are probably my favorite band ever. Did not hear about his passing until a few weeks ago. R.I.P. Sugar. Your music has and always will be a huge part of my life.
June 07, 2013
Grew up with the Ohio Players - loved the over the top Sugarfoot - may you rest in peace. Thank You for your gift in MUSIC!!! The Ohio Players belong in the R&R Music Hall of fame
May 14, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
May 08, 2013
Rest
April 27, 2013
RIP Sugar. Now it's time to put the PLAYERS in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
April 19, 2013
wow i just found out about sugar today.im so sad to hear of this bad news,this really hurts my heart he was my favorite singer
i met him at a show in akron ohio 1973
real down to earth brother.we have been friends every sincE God blessyou sugar,
TO SUGARS FAMILY, IM PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU AMEN
April 19, 2013
SO sad to hear of this loss. He will not be forgotten..
April 13, 2013
To the famlly of Leroy he was a very special man and a dear friend of my mother who passed away on Jan 28 of this year as well. My thoughts and prays are you at this sad time all that we can do is cherish the memories that our loved ones left us with may God bless and keep you.
April 01, 2013
To the family of Sugar: Thank you all so very much for sharing him with all of us. Rest In Peace, Sugar. I will miss you.
April 01, 2013
The day I met Sugar was the most memorable day of my life. His kindness, his laughter, his smile and his words will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace.
March 30, 2013
To the Family and Friends of Leroy "SUGARFOOT" Bonner my deepest condolences go out to you. May you find comfort and hope for the greatest love that God & Jesus showed to All mankind John 3:16
March 28, 2013
I can still remember the lyrics to "Skintight" one of the many songs I loved. You will live one in your music.
March 26, 2013
My deepest Condolences to Family of SugarFoot. I remember the time when I first met him in person after an Ohio Players concert. He was so kind, down-to-earth and a very nice man. Thanks for all the great music especially the song HEAVEN, may your soul rest in peace. Janice Terry, San Antonio, Texas
March 23, 2013
Lead singer for the first group I ever loved. I used to listen to them all the time. Whenever I think of my childhood, the Ohio Players' music always accompanies those thoughts. Lucius
March 23, 2013
I was raised up on your music , enjoy your rollercoaster ride with our Lord in Heaven from King David , Columbus, OhIo
March 18, 2013
To the family of Leroy "SugarFoot" Bonner
During the 70's I truly enjoyed the "Ohio Players" and the Group brought me good times and I still buy all their music from amazon and I hope the group the "Ohio Players" gets into the Roc-n-Roll Hall of Frame in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, I last sawed "SugarFoot" in Columbus, Ga during the Classic in 2002, a lot of people was there including Tyrone Davis, and the Ohio Players with Midnight star, gave a two fantanic shows, and I still remember that show, that show still had it going on with those Bands still sounding like the record. "God Bless"
March 15, 2013
Rest In Peace. Fire Marge Andrews Nashville Tennessee now living in Riverside, Ca.
March 14, 2013
Today marks what would have been your 70th Birthday. You had the voice, and you were the Best guitar player ever! I have always loved you too since the day that I first saw you. R.I.P. Sugar, You are Free Now! Love U! Marie {Skintight}
March 14, 2013
i,m big sugarfoot fan rollercoaster skin tight he was my favoitre oh girl
March 11, 2013
Loved the Ohio Players and the music. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. May your family find peace in the promises of Jesus Christ our Lord.
March 08, 2013
YOU WERE ALL RIGHT WITH ME.. aND oHIO PLAYER. RIP. i WISH THE GROUP WILL SING AGAIN AGAIN AND AGAIN. mISS SEEING THE LADY ON THE COVER.. THAT ARE ALL hOT.
March 06, 2013
I like to say the family that this guy , really going to be missed by fans like myself.. remembering this guy from way back.... skin tight , and may other great songs that we sang and dance to..
March 04, 2013
He was the coldest on his guitar no one else can touch Suga.
March 04, 2013
My condolences to the family of Leroy Bonner. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 1 Cor. 1: 3, 4
March 03, 2013
Just read about Leroy's death. Rest in peace. Going to a concert on March 31st to see the Ohio Players. You will be missed.
March 01, 2013
To my musical hero, mentor and friend. You were so ahead of your time and such a peaceful caring spirit, besides being a musical giant. R.I.P my fiend I look to see you on the other side. Because I know you made it to Heaven that you sung so well about.

Murphy
February 28, 2013
My heart is saddened. The music i grewup on and introduced to my kids, it was the best and nobody did it better than OP. Thank you Sugarfoot for being so good at what you did. May God comfort and bless those left behind.
February 27, 2013
RIP SUGARFOOT BONNER. The Ohio Players music wont be forgotten & their style was unique. I never new u but I love you as Jehovah loves all of his children. I remember as a child seeing the Ohio Players playing at a free concert in Cincinnati. The crowd really ejoyed the concert. My favorite song by the Ohio Players to this day is I Want To Be Free. Even though this song is about a relationship where one person wants to be freed this song was song alot by me as a child going thru a horrible childhood.
To Leroy Bonner's family and friends Jehovah is with you all and loves you all. God Bless
February 26, 2013
Sugarfoot inspired me to play guitar, there will never be another who played it like he did. In my eyes we have lost a musical legend...he will be misssed by many. Thank you Sugarfoot for all the wonderful music... rest in peace.
February 24, 2013
May you find peace n comfort in Jesus Christ. I became a huge Sugarfoot fan a few years ago. I love The Ohio Players. I wish I met him. God Bless
February 24, 2013
May Your Family Find Comfort During This Time of Sorrow.
February 23, 2013
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your famiy at this dificult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
February 22, 2013
My deepest sympathy, I was basically in elementary school when I first heard songs from the oho players and when I hear the songs today they are still wonderful , may God carry you through this difficult time and may fond memories bring smiles in the days to come.
February 21, 2013
To the Land of FUNK thanks for 5th grade memories Sugarfoot
February 21, 2013
Your amazing talent will be greatly missed.
February 20, 2013
Sugarfoot was an American Hero. He & the Ohio Players are responsible for How Funk/Soul Music would bring Generations of African-Americans together as One in Difficult Times when We really didn't have an Agenda..Like James Brown, he Tamed the Lion of Despair...My Hero, May you Rest in Peace, Your Legacy will forever Live On
February 20, 2013
I first heard their music when i was in Jr High School in New Orleans the 70's . I knew then the Lead Singer "SugarFoot" was special. He and "Sly Stone" was cut from the same cloth. RIP my brotha....Your music will 4ever live and your spirit will grace us all.
February 18, 2013
Peace to Leroy "Sugarfoot" Booner the Love in your Gift will last forever.
February 17, 2013
Rest in Peace: SugarFoot.
May the "Love Roller Coaster" send you soaring into the Heavens above.
February 16, 2013
My prayers and condolences to the family of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner. It saddened my heart to hear about Sugarfoot's passing. Every time The Ohio Players were in town, I made sure I was at the concert. Your music will live forever. My very first slow dance in Jr. High School was to the song "Sweet Sticky Thing". Oh my! R.I.P. Sugarfoot.
February 16, 2013
MY FRIEND FRIEND OF MY FAMILY GREAT ICON ARTIST TEACHER WHO GAVE SO MUCH TO OUR CRAFT WE LOVE YOU. "FOOTS" RIP LETS FOREVER CELEBRATE THIS HISTORIC FIGURE.I AM PROUD TO HAVE PRESENTED THE DAYTON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO HIMThe OHIO PLAYER LEROY "SUGARDOOT "Bonner
February 14, 2013
"SUGAR" & OP's music made a profound impact on "my life". See you on the other side Player! The Genous of Adlib...RIP.
February 12, 2013
"Sugar", you will be turly missed by me and my family. Our prayers and condolences with the family.

Dr. Gwendolin Dorsey and the Davis Family
February 12, 2013
You will be missed my brother you're music will go down in history
February 12, 2013
You will be sorely missed a great writer and musician, your songs will never be forgotten,rip my brother
February 11, 2013
To the family With deepest sympathy, R.I.P. Sugarfoot
February 11, 2013
February 11, 2013
Heaven must be like this!!!!
Rest in Peace Sugarfoot you are still the best
February 11, 2013
In the words of 1 of my favorite Ohio Players songs(ANGEL) Send me down an Angel somebody that I can love. Thanks 4 all the love in the music Sugarfoot it is still sweet.....Peace2U Mr. Bonner!
February 11, 2013
I will never forget you Mr LEROY "SUGARFOOT" BONNER you are a true american icon!
February 11, 2013
Sugarfoot you will be deeply missed I remember you here in Fresno California with the Isleys brothers in the late ninety's you are the best rest in peace my brother love you!!!!! !Roger Russell and Lisa Warren!
February 10, 2013
I loved you Sugarfoot and the Ohio Players. Your music meant a lot to me and will always be etched in my memories. True musicianship, you always gave your fans what they came for. Thanks for the memories.
February 10, 2013
"Heaven must b like this"... Amazing performer. Remember when he came to Columbus, Ohio @ the Palace, awesome!!! R.I.P.
February 10, 2013
He was Greatly Inspiring for the 1970's generation. His artistry will prevail, his legacy lives and he will not be forgotten
February 10, 2013
I can remember when he gave an concert here in Milwaukee and it was great!!!he still had it in him.sugarfoot thanks for the music u gave the fans!!!
February 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 10, 2013
love this dude i play music and i truly look up to SUGAR
February 10, 2013
May this man who has shared his talent with the world rest eternally with our Father.....you left a legacy this side of Heaven...Godspeed "Sugarfoot"...`til we meet again...Thanks for the memories of my youth! :)
February 09, 2013
It was such a pleasure meeting a legacy such as yourself "Sugarfoot". I will always treasure the picture you took with me. R.I.P.
February 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family. May the God of all comfort provide you the strength to endure. (Romans 15:5)
John Dorsett III February 09, 2013

Music can enrich one's life and bring a measure of joy and contentment. It can uplift us emotionally and spiritually. So if you are gifted like sugarfoot, with the ability to entertain others, may you use it to the honor of our Grand Creator, the Giver of “every good gift and every perfect present.”—James 1:17.
Many will miss sugarfoot
February 09, 2013
Your impact on the music world will be for eternity!!! Thanks for inspiring me Sugar!!!!
February 09, 2013
pain is my heart he will be missed
February 09, 2013
RIP, Your talent will be missed. My favorite song is FIRE.
February 09, 2013
We love you ! Thanks for the great MUSIC Rest in Peace.
February 09, 2013
Never,ever to be duplicated or forgotten. I remember" I Want To Be Free" sung "yes I do" "child" the only way he could say it."shoo b do b do" Peace to the entire family and love for the happiness we experienced. His place in our musical history. I was one of the first black flight attendants on USAir he was with the other OHIO PLAYERS on one of my flights. THEY WERE A GROUP OF GREAT GUYS. with so many HITS! I'll miss his voice & that GUITAR. My prayer is that i'll see him again on the other side.
February 08, 2013
one of a kind and can't be replaced. An inspiration to me since I was old enough to appreciate music.R.I.P
February 08, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot. Take that double necked guitar right on up there and rock the Heavens.
February 08, 2013
Thanks for the memories...I came of age in the 70's and the Ohio Player's were a dominant fixture of my pre-teen years. I always said you and Billy Beck were the greatest 1-2 combination in the history of music...2nd to none!
February 08, 2013
Sugarfoot,the best to the family, I never met him or seen the Ohio Players in concert but I have always loved their sounds.
RIP My Brother
Joey B Smith
From Chesapeake, Virginia
Living in Panama Central America
February 08, 2013
To this day, I always remember the good tmes I shared with Sugar and the Untouchables, and then with the Ohio Players back in the day. May God bless your family and may He watch over you. Rest in Peace, Sugar!
PMT
February 08, 2013
R.I.P You will always be remember in my heart and soul . God has plans for you,,
February 08, 2013
Alright Sugarrrrrrrrr!! Sale on up to Heaven "baby" you will always be the coolest dude I've ever seen you and the old guitar sportin"Angel's Wings". Peace RIP brother from a former singer prodegy of you one of your biggest fans Harold("FOX""Hamp"Wallace Sr. Family please send copy of the obituary. hrldwallace33@yahoo.com
February 08, 2013
Gonna really miss that special voice. Was looking forward to the return of the Ohio Players when I saw you in Cleveland.
February 07, 2013
Sugar I want to thank you and the Ohio Players for making the 1970's part of my youth so memorable! I am so glad I had the privilege of seeing you play. Thanks for the memories. R.I.P.
February 07, 2013
Missing you so! R. I. P. My BESTIE4ETERNITY! Love You ALWAYSAND4EVER! <3 <3 THE PALMER FAMILY! DAYTONVIEW!
February 07, 2013
My sister Toni & I loved OP. Even though she'd tell me "not to mess with HER albums" I would play them anyway. The Ohio Player's sound was bangin' then and it only gets better and better as time goes on. Those cats NEVER missed. Rest easy, my friend. Thanks for the memories, Sugarfoot.
February 07, 2013
You Sir,are the reason that I'm making these songs.
Heaven knows you've shared your gifts with the world.
February 07, 2013
I LIGHT THIS CANDLE IN HONOR OF MY BESTIE4ETERNITY! R.I.P. MR. LEROY BONNER! B. K. A. SUGARFOOT! LOVE YOU ALWAYSAND4EVER.....
February 07, 2013
Tank,s for the roller coaster ride for 40 years my brother!!!
R.I.P

Kuumba
February 07, 2013
MET YOU AT YOUR LAST GIG ON A USO TOUR AT BENTWATERS ENGLAND IN 1981. NICE GUY AND NICE SHOW.
February 06, 2013
R.I.P Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner You Will Be Truly Missed

Diane Calloway Dayton,Ohio
February 06, 2013
We will never forget you!! So blessed to have the opportunity to me you and enjoy the moments. Rest with God now and be glad!!
February 06, 2013
Bonner Family,

I pray that Mr. Bonner arrived safely in heaven and is singing "Yes....heaven is really like this! R.I.P. and may your music live on through many more generations who will try to imitate you, but there is only one Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner!
February 06, 2013
Heaven is like this,I know you're up there playin R I P
February 06, 2013
you and the Ohio Players gave me the music of my youth......asante sana..............
February 06, 2013
No one will ever bring as much to the table as you did. You will be missed,and the Ohio players will be missed also. Rest now..Godspeed.
February 06, 2013
Rip.
February 06, 2013
Sugarfoot you were the Jam. Rest in Peace. I love the Ohio Player. The best in the World...
February 06, 2013
R.I.P U WAS LOVE BY EVERYONE IN THE JENKINS,AND THE CARROLL FAMILY... MY PRAY GO OUT TOO THE FAMILY OF MR.SUGARFOOT
February 05, 2013
We learned so much from you and your talent. One of a kind RIP
February 05, 2013
R.I.P. Leroy
(SugarFoot)
Bonner!
February 05, 2013
Skin Tight was the first album I bought as a kid! Thank you for inspiring the world with your music!
February 05, 2013
Funky. Cool. Smooth. The voice. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner. Not an "act." Real. Thank you.
February 05, 2013
Rest In Peace...thank you for the memories.
February 05, 2013
Sugar,
It was such a great pleasure to have personally met you years ago; I will always treasure the memory. May you rest in piece having been an angel to all of us here in Dayton, Ohio. To the family, May God give you peace that only He can.
February 05, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful music. May you rest in peace.
February 05, 2013
TO THE FAMILY OF LEROY BONNER(SUGARFOOT)
LIFTING YOU ALL IN PRAYER.HE WAS MY FAVORITE OF THE OHIO PLAYERS.AWESOME PRESENCE AND UNIQUE VOICE!WILL BE SORELY MISSED. MY SON CHRIS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY LIFTED UP IN PRAYER.AND WILL KEEP HIS MEMORY FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.HE WILL LIVE ON IN OUR MEMORIES AS HE WILL IN YOURS.WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY THE BURTON-JOHNSON FAMILY
February 04, 2013
The OHIO PLAYERS baby. You couldn't touch 'em then, and you can't 'em now. SUGARFOOT: "Step on the strip on time ..." He is who he was and always will be. "Rollercoaster ..."
February 04, 2013
The Ohio players always get mad spin at my gigs in the D.M.V. rest in peace Sugar.....See Note Entertainment (Arlington,Va.)
February 04, 2013
Peace and Blessing to the Bonner Family at this time of sorrow. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, thanks for all the great music created by yourself and your bandmates. Your music headlines the soundtrack of my life. Thank You "Sugarfoot"
February 04, 2013
R.I.P. my brother God be forever with thee.
February 04, 2013
Thank you for my great memories of you and the band that would come to Link's Skating Rink in Fort Wayne,Indiana. R.I.P. and may we all come together and shower the remaining members of The Ohio Players with love for they have truly blessed our communities with great music.
February 04, 2013
To My favorite Funkateer "Sugar". May you rest in peace. One less bright star on earth.
February 04, 2013
rest in peace sugarfoot
February 04, 2013
Being from Ohio the Ohio Players were always my favorite!!! The unique sound and Sigarfoot's voice and style had no comparison. I could hear the music and knew who it was before a note was sungRIP Bro Bonner!
February 04, 2013
Man. I listened to your music for a long time and admired your
style the girls called me Sugarfoot for my hair style.You will be truly missed and thank you for All of your work.
February 04, 2013
To the family: May God give you peace and comfort thru his word the Bible and his son Jesus Christ. During your time of sorrow know that he will be missed by many. May you find comfort in (Philippians 4:6,7)
February 04, 2013
To the Bonner Family you have my deepest sympathy. Just saw an episode of the Ohio Player's on the show "Unsung "
February 04, 2013
My prayers goes out to the family. He will be missed but not forgotten.
February 04, 2013
sugar was a legend touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed over the years to come cl smooth lead singer of slave
February 03, 2013
You will never have to wanna be free now Sugarfoot. Thank you for making us all feel free.Tony TC Coleman Drummer BB King Band
February 03, 2013
rest in peace
February 03, 2013
I LOVE U SO MUCH LISTENING TO I WANTA BE FREE THAT MY THEME SONG WHEN I GET A BOYFRIEND
February 03, 2013
i still listen to your music i love u sugarfoot u have been at the center of my life since i was a teenager....u are one of gods angels your music help me live with my parents deaths...god bless your family...peace be stll
February 03, 2013
Rest in the loving arms of. Our Heavenly Father
February 03, 2013
The Ohio Players were one of my favorite bands. I grew up with this music. You'll be missed "Honey".
February 03, 2013
February 03, 2013
I've listened to and enjoyed the Ohio Players' music since 1969. Thank you for the outstanding lyrics and tight arrangements. James Brown may have been the originator of funk music, but the Ohio Players was the standard by which all other funk bands were measured. Absolutely outstanding!!! Thank you for displaying to the world your amazing talent and leaving an incredible legacy.
February 03, 2013
Sorry for your lost foots will be missed I truly honour the few years I got to know him. God be with his family
February 03, 2013
To the Bonner family as well as the Ohio player family, Sugarfoot will be greatly missed...he may not be here with us in the physical but we "The Skinny Boys" will continue to enjoy his presence through his music, thank u for sharing him with us and the rest of the world
February 02, 2013
May You Rest In Peace.And God be with your family and friends.
February 02, 2013
We, all Japanese Soul Freak, are so very sorry to hear about our loss of Mr. Leroy Bonner aka Sugarfoot from our deepest sympathy.
February 02, 2013
I am honored to have met such an awesome wonder. Your name was sugar...and your music reflected the sweetness of your very soul. I have been an Ohio Player fan for many, many years. You have been imitated, but never duplicated and their will never be another like you. Rest in peace my beloved brother. May God be pleased with you.
February 02, 2013
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February 02, 2013
Didn't know "Sugarfoot" personally, rather grew up with Diamond Jim. So, have known and loved their music. Way to represent to all the Ohio Players, you did your job exceptionally well, mentored many people, allowing your (and all the Players) music to live on.. I, for one, play the Ohio Players every month, and always will.
February 02, 2013
thanks for easing my sorrow in the 70's You kept me from going crazy when my dad passed
February 02, 2013
May u rest in peace. U will truly be missed by all who loved u n ur music.
February 02, 2013
U will b greatly missed.
February 02, 2013
One of the most memorable and BEST shows I have had the pleasure to perform on back in the 1970's!!! GOD bless The Ohio Players and The Mighty Majors!!!
February 02, 2013
One OHIO's funk legends have gone on to play for the rhythm section in heaven. We will miss you Foots! What a legacy you have left for your family, friends, and fans. Play on Player!!

J.M. Williams (Mr.Melody)
February 02, 2013
R.I.P. Leroy, bless you in Jesus Christ name, amen <3 Gone but no forgotten, Ohio Player, Ohio Legend!
February 02, 2013
R.I.P. Leroy, God bless you, in Jesus sweet name, amen <3
February 02, 2013
Giving thanks for the wonderful gift of Sugarfoot's music. RIP, Player. O-H-I-O!
February 02, 2013
The loss of a loved one is a very difficult thing to cope with. The bible gives us great comfort. Please read Apocalypse 21: 3 and 4. May God give you the strength during these difficult times.
February 02, 2013
I grew up wanting to be like him they wanted to be like mike i wanted tobe like sugar.
February 02, 2013
To The Family Of LeRoy Sugrfoot Bonner, You all are in my Thoughts and PRAYERS during this time of your Loss and the days ahead. Lean and DEPEND On Jesus To See And BRING You THROUGH!Sugarfoot will be Truly Missed we were Truly BLESSED and to have him in our lives. I remember being in the studio when i was a kid.
February 02, 2013
May God Bless & Rest Your Precious Soul. Thank You Sugar For Your Musical Genius That You Shared With So Many!! Gone But Never Forgotten! We Are a Witness That You Live Forever. Your Legacy, Your Contribution, You Gift, Your Inspiration!! We're So Forever Grateful For!!

We Love You Sugar!!
February 02, 2013

To The Bonner Family: I pray that God will encamp you with his loving arms of comfort during this time of sorrow. Just remember..Weeping May Endure For A Night, but Joy Comes In The Morning. Foot's is now at Peace and can now rest easy. When I heard of his passing, it really sadden me. It was like losing a brother in my eyesight. I had the opportunity to meet and be in Foot's presence on several ocassions and he always appeared to be laid back and had this humbleness about himself. He will truly be missed, it's still hard to believe that he's no longer among us, but his legacy still lives. We as Family, Friends and Fans must keep Sugarfoot's memories alive and keep the funk movin as he would want us to. You were one of a kind, with a heart of gold. There's no other like you around, the original is now gone. When God made you, he broke the mold. God Bless the Bonner Family and may you find peace knowing Foot's left his footprint in all of our hearts.
February 02, 2013
Sugarfoot, Thank You for share your your life with the world through your music. You were touched by an Angel and are now in the arms of THE LORD, May the ARMS OF THE LORD be around your family and friends forever.
February 02, 2013
My prayers go out to the family.
February 01, 2013
Gone but not forgotten.. Ohio Player.. Ohio Legend
February 01, 2013
I will always remember Foots. You played a big part in my life.You've been an inspiration to my music and my musicianship. You told me once "All my real friends call me Ragus"and so I did.Im gonna miss you old friend. Play them strings in the heavenly band,they just got the best guitarist ever created.
February 01, 2013
Wemissathebaddestguitarplayer.uwillbemisss.maygodblessu.
February 01, 2013
The artist is gone but his music lives on! Prayers to all of the family.
February 01, 2013
February 01, 2013
Thank you Sugar for sharing your gifts with the world! RIParadise
February 01, 2013
To The Family Of LeRoy Sugrfoot Bonner, You all are in my Thoughts and PRAYERS during this time of your Loss and the days ahead. Lean and DEPEND On Jesus To See And BRING You THROUGH!Sugarfoot will be Truly Missed we were Truly BLESSED and to have him in our lives and Enlighten through his Music R.I.P. FUNKMASTER
February 01, 2013
Sugarfoot I Loved You and your Mucsic You are TRULY MISSED in the Music Industry. You will FOREVER LIVE THROUGH THE HEARTS OF THE WORLD. I will FOREVER Remember SINGING For you That was My MOST GRAETEST EXPERIENCE! Your WORDS You Have A BEAUTIFUL VOICE DON'T BE SCARED HONEY SING WILL
FOREVER BE WITH ME. FOR YOU SUGARFOOT I WILL SING THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF MUSIC..
February 01, 2013
My condolences to the Family. I remember watching Uncle Sugar writing a song under a Tree in Huber Heights and telling him I wanna write and play music one day . I will always love him he inspired me. He was a Beautiful kindhearted man.
February 01, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
February 01, 2013
To the family of Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner,may God comfort you during this time of your lost. He will surley be missed, we were blessed to have him enlighten our lives through his music RIP!
February 01, 2013
To The Bonner Family,God had a plan with Sugar and that was draw people together with music.Rest On Great One!
February 01, 2013
Loved you and your music Sugarfoot. I have all of the Ohio Players albums. Rest in peace!
February 01, 2013
So many great memories of good times dancing to your music - Skintight, Fire and all. I keep thinking of the beats.
R.I.P.
February 01, 2013
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN , WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED--MUCH LOVE
February 01, 2013
I OFFER MY CONDOLENCES
TO THE BONNER FAMILY. MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR HEART AT THIS OF GRIEF. "SUGARFOOT" WILL ALWAYS BE
REMEMBERED IN OUR HEART AND SOUL.

Ms.YVETTE
NEW ORLEANS AND MOBILE
February 01, 2013
Mr.Sugarfoot you will be miss.
February 01, 2013
We will miss you immensely Sugafoot!!!! R.I.P.
February 01, 2013
To the family of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner,our prayers and thoughts go to you all. May GOD Bless and Keep you in these times of sorrow.
January 31, 2013
My condolences to the family. We lost a Great Soulful Crooner & Human Being. His Ballads were the most soulful I've ever heard. I will forever imitate you while I'm blastin your tunes. "SugarFoot"; "Somebody picked you up off the flooow" & took you to "Heaven". Now you won't "Be Alone, Anymooore!!
January 31, 2013
RIP Sugerfoot,love the OhioPlayers as a teenger,my favorite songs was"I want to be Free".Got to see him in concert,ask why some QhioPlayers favorite songs i told him and sung for ,iwas in my fortys i was a teenager all over again.God Bless
January 31, 2013
""SUGARFOOT''''AND FAMILY WE ALL HAVE TO BE STRONG THROUGH THIS.NOW HE KNOW WHAT HEAVEN IS REALLY LIKE,HE WAS A MENTOR TO ME AND I LOVED HIM SO MUCH ALWAYS A PARTNER IN MY LIFE BEST TO THE FAMILY ''GOLDIE THE AUTOMATIC MAN GOLDSMITH
January 31, 2013
1of the greats you will be missed your finally free
January 31, 2013
You'll always be #1 in my book Sugar. You had a unique style that was always copied, but never ever duplicated. I can't go anywhere in Chicago w/o someone mentioning The Ohio Player's. Peace be you my Brother. I can invision you right now rounding up the old band members Satch, Pee Wee, and etc. who have passed on. Saying 'It's The Sugar, It's The Sugar."
January 31, 2013
Sugarfoot It was my pleasure to meet you. You are a legend and you will truly be missed by many~
Peace Love and Jams~
January 31, 2013
We were neighbors growing up. Prayers to the Bonner Family.
The Johnson's
January 31, 2013
Thank you Sugar and The Ohio Players for your musical contribution to the world. You wanted to be free, now you are.
January 31, 2013
REST IN HEAVEN ! Foots! You were my inspiration when I was coming up as a guitarist. May God smile upon you as you play heavenly for him. You will never be forgotten!
January 31, 2013
Mr. Sugarfoot, you will be truly missed ,you are a true legend. loved me some Ohio Players back in the day . music classic music priceless...
January 31, 2013
To Mr, Bonner's Family I send My Condolences and Prayers. Mr. Bonner was a great teacher about the entertainment world. His teaching telling his story about being on stage and behind the scenes.... I will always remember Mr. Sugarfoot......Rest in Peace....
January 31, 2013
REST IN PEACE SUGARFOOT, THANKS FOR GIVING US ( FANS ) A GREAT TIME. THE FUNKY WORM CAN GO BACK TO HIM HOME.
January 31, 2013
Karen, I offer my sincerer condolences to you and your family. Sugarfoot meant so much to so many he will truly be miss. If there is anything that I can do please let me know. The last time that I saw sugar he invited me to come to the house with my keyboard to jam with him....oh how I wish I did! I thank him for the 20 plus years of beautiful memories that he has left for me to reflect on and cherish for the rest of my life. I will forever hold him in my heart. Rest in peace my dear friend You are now free!!!
January 31, 2013
peace to you and your family.
January 31, 2013
Can't help but remember the 70s when we were all touring together across the USA and throughout Europe on "Skintight", "Fire" and "Honey"..it was on our tour bus ("The Dog") that I got to know how deep of a guy "Foots" really was: especially his views and philosophies about life. In fact, there were a few very wise individuals, disguised as musicians, on that bus that helped shape the way I think about some things even to this day. Alas, I can hear Sugar singing now: "Heaven must be like this, it must be like THIS..." Rest In Peace, SugarFoot..
January 31, 2013
You will be truly missed I grew up on Skintight,Fire and Love Rollercoaster my favorites R.I.P. SugarFoot God Bless
January 31, 2013
R.I.P. MR. BONNER

Heaven must be having a Funk jam session play on ...
Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner
O>H>I>O
January 31, 2013
You will be truly missed Sugarfoot I grew up listening to Fire and Skin Tight two of my favorites R.I.P. God Bless
January 31, 2013
The world has lost not only a great talent but one who's very light shown brightly for all to see. We will all miss that light. May you rest in peace.
January 31, 2013
My condolences to the Bonner Family. Sugarfoot will live in our hearts forever.
January 31, 2013
Rest in peace sugar foot.Soon Gabriel will blow his horn, and you will awaken from your sleep.I love the Ohio Player's!! I loved every song every melody.May the good Lord keep your family and, comfort you all in this great time of sorrow.Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot heal. God Bless you all.
January 31, 2013
It's sad that he's gone but his music will live on!!!!
January 31, 2013
Awww, I'm hurting!! Much love, Sugarfoot, thanks for the great music that will last forever!!!
January 31, 2013
My Prays to the Bonner family
January 31, 2013
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIME WHEN THE OHIH PLAYERS CAME TO HAMILTON, OHIO AND GOT BUSY AT THE BTW COMM CENTER WITH THE HIT PAIN WHICH IS EVER IN MY MIND. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE YOU!
January 31, 2013
YOU WILL BE MISSED HERE IN HAMILTON YOUR HOMETOWN FOR BEING ONE OF THE FRIST TO PUT US ON THE MAP. YOUR FRIEND AND HOMIE, ALONZO WELLS AND FAMILY! R.I.P. MY BROTHER!
January 31, 2013
My sincere condolense goes out to the Bonner family,I remember the fund memories of Sugar meeting him on the way to School in my
freshman year 1972 at Fairveiw High ,and saying you act like your'e in no hurry to get there and he gave me a ride to school, and going to the Greatgastby Teen Club,bumpin to skintight, He will surely be missed May God give you strenght, comfort, peace and Joy.
January 31, 2013
You were a inspiration to me,I enjoyed your music immensely.
January 31, 2013
I'll never forget that beautiful voice and nice smile may God bless you allways
January 31, 2013
God bless the family. Rest in peace Sugarfoot
January 31, 2013
I grew up in the 70's and loved the Ohio Players Love Rollercoaster and Fire were my favorites. I had the 8 track and played it loud while driving around in my car. Rest in peace Sugerfoot North Las Vegas Nv
January 31, 2013
May God comfort all the family. I knew Satch in the 70s. Learned to bump to "rollercoaster". Always loved their music. His voice will always be on the vinyl and in our hearts. And to my friends who knew him simply ; peace. Know he's at rest with The Master
January 31, 2013
Sugarfoot and the Ohio Players, we thank you for all of the fine funk music you made and putting Dayton on the musical map of the world. Rest in peace
January 31, 2013
To the Bonner Family, thank you so much for sharing "Sugar Foot" Bonner with the world. He was a very talented man, and I truly enjoyed him and the Ohio Players back in the day. May he RIP in the bossom of Jesus!!
January 31, 2013
To his family I pray comfort and Gods comfort for your loss. To the precious people that are my friends who knew him simply peace and good memories
January 31, 2013
Chico,(Mildred Ann Gibbs) Richard, Gibbs, Clark and Barbara Gibbs, and Clark JR, Tamarious Gibbs (Mattie Gates ASK AS Mattie P. Gibbs, Ebony Gibbs AND many more of your family.

Thanks for the Wisdom JR
January 31, 2013
January 31, 2013
Thanks for all the music, memories and helping put Dayton on the international map. Your talent, showmanship was a wonder to hear and see. Force the funk in heaven, and God Bless
January 31, 2013
I will NEVER forget SugarFoot!
I will NEVER forget those concerts!
I will never forget that afro that caressed his left eye!
I will NEVER forget how he made that guitar talk!
And I will NEVER stop playing the music that was such a tremendous part of my life growing up! RWG to the FUNK King whose ascension into a FUNK Angel will forever be in our hearts! I love you Mr. Bonner...
January 31, 2013
Scott Green columbus ohio
January 31, 2013
TO THE FAMILY OF MR.BONNER,MAY YOU ENJOY GOD'S COMFORT AT THIS TIME.HE(GOD)IS OPENING HIS HAND AND SATISFYING THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING.--pslm.145:16--so sorry for your grief....q
January 31, 2013
RIP Sugar. I will always be one of your biggest fans. I still have "albums" of Ohio Players. Love your music, especially your hit "PAIN".
January 31, 2013
I SAW SUGAR & HIS OHIO PLAYERS LAST AUGUST IN ALBANY,NY -EVEN THOUGH I KNEW HIM FOR YEARS THROUGH SKIP MCDONALD MY EX I CAN;T BELIEVE SUGAR IS GONEJUST AS I WAS LEARNING TO LOVE THE NEW OHIO PLAYERS-SO REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND IT'S BEEN A LONG ROAD- AND YOU MADE THE WAY JUST A LITTLE SMOOTHER
FOR ALL THE FUNK FANS IN THE WORLD
BRENDA PEAVY
January 31, 2013
TO THE FAMILY,
Thank you for sharing his wonderful talent and music with the world. Sugarfoot will always be remembered. May your memories bring you comfort.
January 31, 2013
My prayers go out to the family.
Sugar, you were one of the greats. R.I.P.
January 31, 2013
January 31, 2013
May you rest in Heaven "Sugarfoot"...You will truly be missed and remembered fondly. I am glad I had the opportunity to hang with you at the Gem City Music Fest and at Gilly's....I remember as a little girl listening to the Ohio Players rehearse and listening to all of the albums...Much Love to a Legend
January 31, 2013
I am a professional musican. I've been playing guitar since 1976 & professionally since 1980. "Sugarfoot" is the reason I play guitar. He provided me with hours of "guitar lessons". I had EVERY album & I learned EVERY song. I always wanted to meet him, shake his hand & say thank you. Had I never heard The Ohio Players, I would not be playing guitar. Thank you Mr. Bonner for changing my life.
Goodbye, "Sugarfoot" & May God Welcome You As A Friend.......
January 31, 2013
God bless
January 31, 2013
RIP SUGAR FOOT BONNER. I will be listening to the OHIO PLAYERS as I drive down the road. A another legend of the old school has been called home. GOD BLESS MR BONNER'S FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME. He will be missed and remembered.
January 31, 2013
We're truly saddened to learn of "Sugarfoot's" passing. Our condolences to his family, bandmates, friends, and fans. The Ohio Players will always be a part of our playlists!
January 31, 2013
To an excellent muscian and top showman! In 1970, at 16 years old, I moved from Los Angeles to Columbus, Ohio where I was first introduced to the Ohio Players. I have been a fan ever since. Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten.
Vincent Walker US Army Afghanistan
January 31, 2013
I saw the Ohio Players at the DPAC in Durham,NC about 2 years ago, and "Sugarfoot" was still performing. I am glad I went to the concert. To the family and friend you are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 31, 2013
Condolences to the Bonner Family. The world mourns with you for the loss of this incredible talent & family member.
January 31, 2013
Thanks for your vision, the music, and, the memories...
January 31, 2013
Sugarfoot,i still play your music will forever man thats the only music clear and clean may you rest in peace LOVE $ EVER. Darnell Little
January 30, 2013
Sugar foot he want Ed to be free Rip gods waiting on you Morrison and satcH is there to!
January 30, 2013
My condolences goes out to the Bonner family. RIP Sugarfoot.
January 30, 2013
Rest In peace Sugarfoot. I was a fan from the first time I hear their music. I have been and always will be a fan of there music. As a fellow musician they were the bar that I use to make the musician I am today. One my favorite songs was I Wanna be Free. You are now free to take funk to heaven. You will truly be missed.
January 30, 2013
Sugar
What a legend you are and I had the honor and pleasure of sharing the stage with you and The Ohio Players it is something that I will never forget
RIP my brother and the funk will continue on in your honor too
coming from Rick James I know about it
Funk is everlasting
Love ya
Val
January 30, 2013
RIP MR BONNER...
January 30, 2013
My Dear Sugarfoot
I will miss you dearly you were a great friend and the artist you were words cannot explain
I will always and never forget the words that you said to me and the time we shared together
I love you
Val Young
January 30, 2013
First my deepest prayers for the family. I pray Gods comfort to each of you and I pray for the privacy that you seek in this time of bereavement. We know him as Sugarfoot, but he is LeRoy Bonner to each of you.
Uncle Foots, the time I spent with you and Roger in the studio at the same time was incredible. The knowledge I gained during that time is immeasurable. I wouldn't have been able to do any of the work that I have accomplished if you guys hadn't paved the way for me. Dayton Ohio is truly the Land of Funk as Lakeside called it and the foundation for all of us was laid by you and The Players. I know right now as you enter the Heavenly Choir as soon as you open your mouth the atmosphere will change. And if anyone ask where that guy came from, I know you'll tell em' O H I O. Rest in Paradise.
January 30, 2013
You nd the rest of the band was amazing.I did not know u personally but knew ur music.May u rest in paradise nd my prayers wit the family.
January 30, 2013
R.I.H. SUGAR FOOT!!! HEAVEN WAS MISSING AN ANGEL AND NOW YOU'RE HOME!!
January 30, 2013
Ohio Players was my favorite band since grade school in the 70's. I had a privilege to see the Players play in 1994 at Miller Park in Bloomington IL. They were running a little late, so the organizers laid out the instruments and then they came. They all started tuning the instruments, and Sugarfoot brought his guitar down, and they sounded just like their albums. They hit all the classics. The baddest band I have ever heard live!!!! period. No mixing boards, or machines to clean up the music, just the tightest band ever!!!! RIP Sugarfoot
January 30, 2013
I read one of his 1990 interviews and it was so genuine and earthly. Its so sad u cant hear or listen to great music like Ecstacy, Pain, Funky Worm, Heaven Must Be Like This, Honey, etc... But at the age of 9, when I heard "Skin Tight", I thought these guys were from another planet. Growing up in Wisconsin, there's no greater funk bands than the bands from Ohio and the PLAYERS started it all with a guy named Sugar that gave it his all to keep it alive for decades and generations to come. He's very inspirational and I'm going to continue to listen to him mostly everyday because I have all of their music!!!
January 30, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bonner family. We will miss you Sugarfoot. Thank you for all the great music!
January 30, 2013
""REST IN PARADISE"" MR LEROY"SUGARFOOT" BONNER OHIO PLAYER FOR LIFE....
January 30, 2013
Now you will be playing for the King. Make it funky. Rest in peace. Thank you for being apart of a great musical history of Dayton.
January 30, 2013
RIP SUGAR I REMEMBER THE GREAT MUSIC FROM A CHILD LISTENING TO ELDER FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAYING ROLLER COASTER AND SKIN TIGHT THEM WERE THE DAYS
January 30, 2013
very sad to know that you are gone but brings happiness just to hear ur songs again over & over again may u be with the lord at peace...
January 30, 2013
O H I O u say it O H I O u say it O H I O another funk legend gone on to Soul Heven Superstars from the past. Let Him Ride. ROLLERCOASTER SAY WHAT, SUGARFOOT
January 30, 2013
This man had Tremendous talent! I loved the Ohio Players so much... one of the grounbreaking funks bands of the 70's sugarfoot was a voice that will be remembered always!R.I.P. Sugar.
January 30, 2013
MY COUSIN AND I WAS JUST LISTENING TO SUGARFOOT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NOT AS IF WE WERE HELPING TO USHER HIM INTO HEAVEN...MY 2 FAVORITES ARE IM YOUR SUGAR AND YOU BETTER LOVE SOMEBOBY SOON...LOVE U SUGARFOOT, GOD BLESS...CHERYL HENDERSON-WINFREY AND ASIA JENNINS...YOUNGSTOWN AND WARREN OHIO...ATLANTA GA
January 30, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Bonner family. Thank you, Mr. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner for your contribution to Old School...Priceless and Classic!!
January 30, 2013
The Ohio Players have always been one of my favorite funk bands. I had the pleasure of meeting Sugarfoot, Diamond and the rest of the Ohio Players on numerous occasions. Sugarfoot was always so very friendly towards me each and every time. I will truly miss him at the Soul Train Cruise that they were to perform on. We loved you Sugarfoot, but God loved you more. Thank you for all of the funky music and it shall forever live on.
January 30, 2013
To the family of Mr. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, My deepest condolences goes out to each and everyone of you, at this most difficult time of your loss.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Bonner's passing, he was a talented and great entertainer, I'm sure his music was very much appreciated and in enjoyed by many. May each and everyone of you continue to cherish his memories and music in your hearts. He will be sadly missed, by all.

May the "God of all comfort" be with you.

(2Cor 1:3)
January 30, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 30, 2013
One of my hometown talent gone and will be missed ..as announced when hometown talent played on WDAO..."DAYTON'S OWN'
January 30, 2013
To the Bonner Family,

Please know that "Sugarfoot" was like family to so many of us from all over. His music will live on in our hearts forever. Thank you all for sharing him with us. Our prayers are with you.
January 30, 2013
Old school funk was the best---still gets you moving today. RIP
January 30, 2013
Robert Kuumba
January 30, 2013
May God Bless and keep you.
January 30, 2013
YOU WILL BE VERY SADLY MISSED..A FAN AND NATIVE DAYTONIAN WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!
January 30, 2013
SUGAR, YOU will be miss great
ly. You were loved, admired, and a great artist.I am so proud & honored to have known you and blessed to have shared time with you. May your family be comforted by our Lord Jesus Christ in their hours of sorrow. RIP.
Always & Forever. Ms d. Dayton
January 30, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 30, 2013
SUGARFOOT , as you start a new life with gowd.i thank you for all the great songs you sung and played .rip
January 30, 2013
Sugar, What an awesome talent
and nice person. Back in the day when it was Greg, Sach,Ralph, Marshall They were like a family that looked out for each other.
When they opened for the O'Jays in Cleveland. It was a night to remember Like SUGAR will be remembered. God Bless The Family.
January 30, 2013
January 30, 2013
Sugarfoot i was so sad when i heard of your passing. I loved the Ohio Players. I can not count the times i have seen you perform. My favorit is skin tight. I'm praying for your loved ones. You will really be miss. RIP
January 30, 2013
My condolences to your family during this time of grief. your loved one will be missed. may the God of all comfort help you to endure.
January 30, 2013
I got an autogragh 26 years ago and sugarfoot called me a sweet sexy thing , and I will keep that forever,. Signed Josette Williams
January 30, 2013
Sugarfoot. Everyone around this country will truly miss you. May your family find peace knowing that you are resting peacefully. Starting a career as a DJ-Radio Announcer many years ago at WDAO in Dayton, I have always enjoyed the talent and music of the Ohio Players, and as A Vice President of WBOK Radio some years later in New Orleans, I was very pleased to introduce the Ohio Players to the State of Louisiana at the Grand Opening of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans as my friends from Ohio. God Bless and Keep you.
Ed "Buttercup""Ed Burke" Burkhalter-
New Orleans - Houston - Currently New York, New York
January 30, 2013
Wanted to just say I had the pleasure of meeting The Ohio Players about two years ago. They came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a concert on Mother's Day along with some other old school people. I surprised my mom with tickets! I have to say it was one of my mom's happiest day of her life!! She absoulely loved it!!! After the show the whole band came out to greet us and take pictures!!!! I was like what a great group talk about not having back stage passes and getting that kind of treatment! I will forever cherish that moment! And of course everyone one wanted to get to Sugarfoot!! RIP Sugarfoot
January 30, 2013
The Ohio Players will alwys be my favorite group.We could not sit down when their music was played.RIP
January 30, 2013
I remember going to a Ohio Players concert at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida in the 70's. After the concert I was blessed to meet the band members, but the most memorable one's were Satch and Sugarfoot...Owwwww!!! Rest on soldier. you left such a wonderful legacy. Thanks for the memories. Deepest Sympathy
January 30, 2013
To the family of Leroy Bonner my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your loved one and during this time of grief, may God the hearer of prayer help you to endure this time of sadness and grant you peace as spoken of at Psalm 65:2
January 30, 2013
I grew up listening to the ohio player.I love to here sugerfoot sing,fire.or skin tight.May u rip.May GOD BLESS ,the BONNER FAMILY
January 30, 2013
RIP SUGARFOOT!!!! Jammin' to "Sweet Sticky Thing" as I type!
January 30, 2013
sugarfoot rest in peace van lipscomb


Sugarfoot Rest in peace
January 30, 2013
Sugar, just wanna say, 'Thanks for the great body of work that you were a part of and all the inspiration which helped make me the "Player" I am today. Never forget the time you took to sit and talk with me." R.I.P. Big Bro!!
January 30, 2013
God b a comforter.
January 30, 2013
The Ohio Players were a big hit in the District of Columbia and we loved "skin tight". May he rest in peace and the other band members have fond memories always.
January 30, 2013
Never ever be another one like you. My heart aches that you are not with us any more. But, now you know what Heaven truly is. Miss you!
January 30, 2013
Moments of love, joy, happiness and better times come to mind when I listen to you and your band. You provided all these things and more, to the entire world, with the dynamic and powerful talent you generated through your music. You will live on in all that you gave. Much love from this way. "...Heaven must be like this..."
January 30, 2013
As I was walking the campus from one class to another I begin to remember some things like Liberals on Salem where I believe the Players got their start with Here Today Gone Tomorrow. Sugar,Shatch, Peewee, c u when I get there
January 30, 2013
You and the Players sent the 70's on FIRE You will be missed Suga.
January 30, 2013
Sugar was a great musician,singer,entertainer and friend.His memories are legacies of love.My sympathy goes out to his family,band members,friends and other fans.Rest in peace my beautiful brother.
January 30, 2013
He said it best "Old school forever"
RIP, God give comfort to the family
January 30, 2013
I grew up listneing to the Ohio Players, my personal favor Roller Coaster is still no my IPad. That was real telent. My condolences to your family. Psalm 147:3 He is healing the brokenhearted ones."
January 30, 2013
The Ohip Players were one of the best bands of the 80's with their own distinctive sound. Rest in peace "Sugarfoot." Your music and voice will live on! Thanks for the memories!
January 30, 2013
I will never forget you Sugar or the Players, the times under the tree on Lori Sue Drive Dayton Oh., Checkmate Club Rochester N.Y., L.A. Armory, Circle Star S.F.
January 30, 2013
When your heart is troubled, find you a passion as he did and be at peace which surpasses understanding, he loved what he did.
January 30, 2013
I was fortunate enough to have met him a couple of times. He was just a very genuine person. Rest In Peace Sugar. Thanks for leaving such good music behind.
January 30, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 30, 2013
Sugar I just learned of your passing yesterday and I was shocked and then sadden. I came here (Dayton) from Texas in 67 and when I heard the Ohio Players I was in love! When I went back to Tx to visit your music was playing in all of the clubs and I felt so proud..I like all of your songs but my one of my favorites was I Want To Be Free! Since hearing of your passing I have pulled my old jams back out and playing them over and over..you will greatly missed but thank you for the beautiful music!
Mary L Moore
January 30, 2013
My family and I will miss Sugarfoot so much. We loved the way he palyed and sang. We used to try to copy his afro back in the day. We loved the way he would wear it over one eye! My sister and I are so glad we had a chance to see him perform for the last time over the summer in Atlanta. May Jehovah be with your family,
January 30, 2013
Good music like a Good man live on forever~ Rest In Paradise and Thanks for the Funky vibes you played !
January 30, 2013
Thanks for sharing your gifts with the world. Great memories abound from your music. Rest In Love. Prayers for your loved ones.
January 30, 2013
Thank you for the Music and your friendship . Rest In Peace Sugar . Your music will live on forever . My you rest in the hands of God ....
January 30, 2013
Sugar without a doubt your an icon. Thanks for believing in my drumming skills enough to record the single try to be a man. I will never forget your confidence and the pleasure of jamming with you in fifth floor studios. R.I.P. God Bless your Family and Love ones.
Mark Thomas
January 30, 2013
40 yrs later and I am STILL enjoying the music they made. What a great legacy of awesome talent! RIP
January 30, 2013
Im sorry for your lost i loved there music.
January 30, 2013
May the God of peace and all tender mercies grant you a calm heart and provide solace from your best memories of Mr. Leroy.
January 30, 2013
Will always Remember U Sugarfoot. Satch went first. I was the Angel who was an Aries 4 Satch and the Pisces 4 Sugar. Love U much!!!!
January 30, 2013
I'm praying for comfort for you, Mr. Bonner's family, as you go through this time of grief. Mr. Bonner gave the world the gift of music, and thereby, of joy. Every time I hear "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire" or any of the many songs for which Mr. Bonner was responsible--my heart goes back to my youth, and the memories of dancing and singing along. Thank you so much, Sugarfoot, and God rest your beautiful soul.
January 30, 2013
Thank you Sugarfoot and the Ohio Players for some of the best times of my life! R.I.P.
January 30, 2013
Sugar, I always tried to imiatate your world famous voice that other groups tried to do and you know who you are...
There is only one Sugarfoot and that is you. You and the Ohio Players put Dayton Ohio on the international map.
I remember when you and the group used practice on N. Ardmore in Dayton back in the day. RIP in Peace and Ohio Players music will always live in our hearts. Well, Well, Well...Skintight/Skintight, I also remember the free concert at Eastwood Park. You all were before Earth Wind and Fire.
January 30, 2013
Your music will never have an ending. Thanks for the wonderful music. Rest In Peace !
January 30, 2013
Our prayers go out to the family of Sugarfoot. He will be remembered as a great person with extraordinary talents! I had the pleasure of being with a band (FazeIII/Faze-o) that toured with the Ohio Players back in the early 70's. I got to witness first hand the great Sugarfoot at work.
May God comfort and Bless the family
Peace & Love
John W. Harden & family
January 30, 2013
R.I.P. Cuz U will truly be missed....
January 30, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Bonner family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
January 30, 2013
Take your rest Sugarfoot!! Your music shall live on in my house Brotha!!
January 30, 2013
i would be remiss if i didnt add to the guest book a picture of myself giving a presentation about a year ago in a class at Rutgers University called the management of the music industry, im presenting on the topic of soul music. notice my homage to Sugarfoot with the wig that i am wearing with the left side pulled over my eye. love u much Sugar to you and your family. we never met but im sure u feel me. owwwwwww
January 30, 2013
January 30, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Bonner family.Though this is a difficult time you no doubt have many wonderful memories to reflect on.May the god of comfort, comfort your family as you grieve your loved one.
January 30, 2013
To the Bonner Family, may God give you comfort in this most difficult of times! I grew up listning to The Ohio Players! The Rollercoaster has not stopped, it has continued to a better place, with Sugar ridin' in the front!
January 30, 2013
Family and Friends,
Sorry for such a great loss. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us comfort YOUR hearts and make YOU firm in this difficult. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
January 30, 2013
Rest In Paradise SugarFoot...
January 30, 2013
rest in peace
January 30, 2013
He's singing in heaven now O-H-I-O. GOD BLESS.
January 30, 2013
This little light of mine.May it shine for ever an ever.rip my friend
January 30, 2013
My condolence to the family ,,,,,,,The Ohio Players was a great group back in days when music was music ,
January 30, 2013
Heaven's band is tight tonight! A Master has gone to his eternal rest. God Bless U and the Funk May it and your work live on forever....Much gratitude much love. The music lasts forever
January 30, 2013
thank u for sharing ur wonderful music with us! Your memory will live on forever. Peace be with your loved ones at this time.
January 30, 2013
Thanks for sining and playing from your heart and soul,the music will always be live! May God bless and comfort the family, remember love never dies!
January 30, 2013
Bernadette and the James family of Hamilton Ohio want the family to know that we love you and Leroy.
January 30, 2013
Rome and the Bonner family, may God bless you and your family in the lost of your brother Leroy. My prayers are with you all. I can remember when you all lived on Wilson Street and we all use to play together in Hamilton, Ohio. May your hearts be filled with those wonderful memories of joyful times you all spent together!
God Bless You...
Hometown family friend
Mary Cardwell-Walker,Carolyn Wilhite-Hoskins Family
January 30, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 30, 2013
January 30, 2013
WOW! I shall never forget all the great music and memories I cherish because of your music. RIP Sugarfoot
January 30, 2013
Sugar was so talented and a really good friend. He will always be remembered. My sincerest sympathy for the family.
January 30, 2013
RIP
January 30, 2013
i use to deliver newspapers in anchorage alaska on elmendorf a.f.b. in the early to mid 70's, and i had a early model cassette player stuffed in my over-the-head newspaper holder, blasting the ohio players music at 5am in sub zero temperatures. not a care in the world because i had "fire" to keep me warm as i walked my route as a kid.
i use to stand in front of the mirror at home with my double neck air guitar and pretend i was foot. i even put on one of my mom's afro wigs and pulled the left side down to cover my eye. i loved sugarfoot. i will miss him. he provided a essential part of the sound track to my life. imagine as a young boy, growing up to the ohio players music and pam grier as someone you hoped would be your girlfriend. rest in peace my brother. much love.
January 30, 2013
Thank you Sugarfoot, for all the musical memories.
January 30, 2013
Hadthe pleasure of meeting him and the group when I was in college at Wilberforce Univesity. Will treasure the albums I have forever. Thank you Sugaroot for the years of "real" music, an era of musicians who enjoyed what they did.
January 30, 2013
To the family: May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times as you celebrate a life well lived.
In themselves the days of our years are seventy years; And if because of special mightiness they are eighty years, Yet their insistence is on trouble and hurtful things; For it must quickly pass by, and away we fly. (Psalm 90:10)
January 30, 2013
I'm glad to have provided security service for Sugar in the 80's Very nice person...RIP my friend!
January 30, 2013
As a young boy growing up in the 70's I mesmerized by the voice of Leroy Bonner and have often sing to his song trying the capture that voice. My generation was blessed to have "Sugarfoot" and the Ohio Player in our lives. To the Bonner Family may the god of all comfort bring you peace in your darkest hour.
January 30, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to family, friends and fans at this time of sorrow and grief.Grew up listening to the OHIO PLAYERS and their great music.Still listens in my car to their CD's.Ole School is still great. God blessings in His Son Christ Jesus to all.
January 30, 2013
I absolutely loved the music of the Ohio Players and still listen to it today! GOD bless you Sugarfoot and may you rest in peace.
January 30, 2013
Sugarfoot rip bro ...SAYWHAT!
January 30, 2013
I love the Ohio Players. Fire!! I loved to skate to their music. Real cool group. old school will last forever and a day..
God bless the family and thanks for sharing him with all of his fans
January 30, 2013
To be from Ohio is an honor to know that The Ohio Players paved the way for fellow Ohio Artist to reach their mark in the music industry. R.I.P. Sugarfoot you will be truly missed but never forgotten for your music will live on forever.
January 30, 2013
Thanks for the GOOD TIMES youwill be missed!
January 30, 2013
Loved the Ohio Players,very good music very good band.Sugarfoot will be missed and never forgotten.God Bless him and his Family.R.I.P.
January 30, 2013
TO THE BONNER FAMILY.I REMEMBER SUGARFOOT AND THE ENTIRE BAND SAXETC.MY HUSBAND WAS THE ROAD MASTER OF THE ZULUS AND THE OHIO PLAYERS CAME TO AKRON OHIO MANY OF TIMES AND YEARS TO PUT ON THEIR SHOWS.THEY WERE ALWAYS WELCOMED BACK TIME AND TIME AGAIN.MY MOTHER WOULD COOK THEM DINNER AND THEY WOULD ALWAYS COME NEXT DOOR FROM FIRESTONE LOCAL EAT AND GO BACK TO FINISH THEIR PERFORMANCE.SO MAY SUGAR FOOT REST IN PARADISE.HE HAS NOW JOINED THAT HEAVENLY ORCHESTRA.FROM YOUR OLD FRIENDS OF AKRON OHIO WE ARE SENDING OUR HEART FELT SYMPATHY IN THE LOST OF A LOVED ONE.AND AS YOU RETURN TO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE OF LIFE KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU.WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS.LOVE'OHIO'
January 30, 2013
Rest in peace unk I. love u dearly u will always be in my heart. Gone but never ever will I forget about u rip unk.
January 29, 2013
I loved all the Ohio Players albums my band played practically every Ohio Players hit All the way back to Pain ,my favorite first hit Leroy made that I heard .Thank you Leroy aka sugarfoot .You will live on forever with what you have given us all.I still listen to my collection of Ohio Player hits.God Bless you Leroy and thank you .And my deepest condolences go out to Leroys family at this time.He was a great artist and to you even more .
January 29, 2013
Two of the greatest events in My Semi-professional career as a Musician was when the Band I was playing in 'The Ignition System' of Akron Ohio, opened for the 'Ohio Players' at Firestone Union hall received a great compliment from Sugar and Marshall. The other was having Duke Ellington in our audience in Harrisburg Pa. Our band learned a lot from the Players as they stayed in Akron for awhile putting together one of their Greatest hits. Especially Thankful for Suger because of My appreciation for the Guitar. Rest in Glory My Brother with our Musical ancestors.
January 29, 2013
RIP SUGARFOOT i saw you in concert in sandiego and i had a ball you were still the life of the party,thank you for all the years you let me dance to your songs, you will be missed
and so sorry to the family for you precious loss god loves him so much he wanted him home wow so cool
January 29, 2013
I was blessed as a youngster to have come up when music was something to behold and the Ohio Players were part of that era when music was music. "Skin Tight" is still some of my favorite music. I also got to see Sugarfoot and his Ohio Players at Bayfest here in Mobile in October,2011 and they put on a good show singing the old songs and grooving they were phenomenal. I got truly interested in them again when TV One did their Unsung series and featured them again. Made me remember all the old music and all which led me to get to Bayfest and so glad I did. Sugarfoot in my opinion was a musical genius who truly made music happen and his legacy lives on in the hearts of his fans. May he rest in peace and hope his family is comforted in knowing that his life was NOT in vain. RIP Sugarfoot.
January 29, 2013
LOVE FROM EVANSVILLE IN.
January 29, 2013
Sweet! They blew MUH mind. This is music. Sweet sticky thing. R.I.P. "Sugarfoot", and all musicians that went home.
We will miss you. On with the show..... The Show must go on!~!
January 29, 2013
LEROY-YOU WILL BE MISSED-I LOVED SKIN TIGHT,HONEY AND GROWING UP LOVING THE OHIO PLAYERS AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE-HEAVEN GAINED AN ANGEL.KAREN DOYLE,SARATOGA SPRINGS,NY.
January 29, 2013
to the bonner family sugar will be deeply missed from cl smooth of slave his music has touched many of us and the legacy live on we have to keep the funk alive
January 29, 2013
What a fabulous legend! May God comfort the family.
January 29, 2013
To the Bonner family, my thoughts and prayers are with you always. May God continue to strength you.
January 29, 2013
we loved the group and their amazing music. May God bless the family.
January 29, 2013
Thanks 'Sugarfoot' for being a part of my life!
January 29, 2013
RIP! Thank you for the music and memories.
January 29, 2013
Everytime you came to okc you took us on a rollercoaster and left us on fire.
January 29, 2013
Growing up in the '70's, I never forgot that guy playing a double guitar. Very unique band and always smooth playing live. Sugarfoot's voice was different and great as well as will never be forgotten. Thanks for making me feel good about who I was growing up!
January 29, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family of the great funk artist. R.I.P. SUGA.

TC Cotton
January 29, 2013
Thank you for all the memories of great music with the Ohio Players. May you rest in sweet peace
January 29, 2013
May God bless the family and thank you for sharing him with all of us, he will truly be missed!
January 29, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 29, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
January 29, 2013
To the Bonner family: My deepest sympathy-- Sugarfoot will always be remembered as the originator of the Dayton guitar sound and style which has been copied by many recording guitarists not only in Dayton, Ohio, but all over the world. The sweet sound of his raw funk picking riffs sliding into smooth jazz backing chords was his unmistakable trademark. He was a humble guy who was never too "big" or too busy to sit in for a song at a local club. He will be missed. Delbert Jones--guitarist for Dayton's Emeralds, Record Player, Cypress, Stone Coal White, Act5, and NKey Productions.
January 29, 2013
My brothers,sisters,and many cousins thank you for the many sweet childhood memories given to us by the music your group gave us. RIP..You will be missed.
January 29, 2013
I love to brag on my homeboys down here everytime the dj throws my Dayton funk bands in the mix. I'm so proud to have experienced all u guys in my growing up in Dayton. And I mean I brag. U were always a fashion statement, dressed to the nines. Can't wait to see what u do with ur wings. Hold it down Sugar.
January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013
Fortunately, I was able to see him perform within the last two years. He still sounded just as great as ever. The Ohio Players were is my alltime favorite group. Sugarfoot will always be remembered. RIP.

T. Turley, St. Louis, MO.
January 29, 2013
Thank You Sugarfoot...loved the Ohio Players...!!!!
January 29, 2013
man gonna miss you but the fire still burns in your music
January 29, 2013
Skin Tight.
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot, may you find as much joy and pleasure in your final resting place as you have given to us you have left behind.
January 29, 2013
To the Bonner Family:
May the "peace of God that excels all thought"comfort you now and in the coming days. Phillipians 4:7.
January 29, 2013
RIP God bless your family
January 29, 2013
RIP God bless your family
January 29, 2013
What an awesome talent. Thank you for the music, style and grace. You will be missed, but the music you left us will keep you alive in our hearts. Love you Sugarfoot! Wanda from Texas.
January 29, 2013
The Ohio Players was my favorite group when I was a kid,I was the only one of my friends that had all the groups albums.I had the pleasure of personally meeting Sugarfoot,he will truly be missed.My condolences to the Bonner family.
January 29, 2013
Truly a GEM in the City.... of Dayton Ohio R.I.P " Sugarfoot!" Heartfelt sympathy sent to the family. God bless!
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot was awesome. My dancers and I jammed routines from fire,to love rollercoaster to fop those were the days Thanks Sugar foot. And The Ohio Players...RIP
January 29, 2013
Thanks Brother Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner for opening a door for many musicians all over the world especially in the Dayton, Ohio area as you and The Ohio Players put this place on the map for great music. R.I.P. as all the members of the Group Slave found a strong musical note in all your success in everything you musically done and accomplished!
January 29, 2013
Here's to a job well done.....Mr. Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner....you were one of a kind!!! Thank you for all the good music (funk) that will always be a part of my life!!! You go right ahead and continue doing in heaven what you have always done on earth!!! R.I.Paradise my friend......you will forever be one of the best in view!!! Never will i forget what you have brought too the music world!!! You are gone.....but never will you be forgotten!!!
January 29, 2013
I can recall seeing Sugar tipping thru the Oregon District checking out the different groups. Everybody know him and he would talk to anyone who approached him. And going back in the day he was always the coolest person in the room. He had a way of jive talking with his signature growl and was able to transfer that into his music.

He is the one person we will all miss and my prayers go out to the family, friends and his millions of fans.
January 29, 2013
Carry on suger foot, now u r on a real love roller coaster in the heavens .May God bless your family.
January 29, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 29, 2013
He will ever be a contrast--the gentle, quiet, wise Sugar and the fiery onstage presence. It will all be deeply missed. Words cannot praise adequately. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sugar's relatives and Ohio Players “family.”
January 29, 2013
My prayers go out to the family!!!! Great music you will be missed RIP Sugarfoot.
January 29, 2013
No one did it like U. U were the MAN! RIP
January 29, 2013
R.I.P.My Brother.
January 29, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful memories
January 29, 2013
RIP,Sugarfoot,gone but never forgotten, and thank you for the funk
January 29, 2013
Our condolences to SugarFoot's family. Oh, how we enjoyed the band's music. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. WIth deep sympathy,
January 29, 2013
I ENJOYED YOUR SOUND AND NO MATTER WHAT MISTAKES YOU MADE ON EARTH REMEMBER THAT WAS PART OF LIFE AND EVERYONE HAS THAT PART NOW GO HAVE YOURSELF A GOOD TIME AGAIN.
January 29, 2013
I feel like I lost a family member !! His passing hit me hard !! Sugarfoot's music shaped my life growing up in the 70's !! My condolences to his family !! His memory will live on through his music ! "I Want To Be Free" !! Now you are !! R.I.P.
January 29, 2013
Prayers for the family.
January 29, 2013
To the family; your loved one was/is loved by so many. We embraced him as our own. His music was so transforming. I can recall listening to his music on a transister radio in 1971 when the song "Pain" came out and the music was a cross between James Brown horns, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ramsey Lewis with a big dose of pure funk. He truly was a musical genius. A big part of him will always remain with us. God bless you.
January 29, 2013
i will always remember the time when u came to my home in sandusky my family and i enjoyed u im so greatful u kept in touch for 15 years R.I.P
January 29, 2013
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
January 29, 2013
Sugerfoot, Rest in Peace...
January 29, 2013
Thanks Sugarfoot, for allowing our band to open up for the Ohio players back in the 70's at BTW community center. I was a young kid that you made a positive impression on, so just know, you touched many lives, my brother.
January 29, 2013
nappy head funk
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot was awesome. My dancers and I jammed routines from fire,to love rollercoaster to fop those were the days Thanks Sugar foot. And The Ohio Players...RIP
January 29, 2013
May God continue to bless the Bonner family with strength , grace, and mercy . Leroy is an icon in is own right and his work will be forever cherished
January 29, 2013
"May God's loving-kindness comfort", you at this difficult time.-(Psalms 119:76)
January 29, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot.We all know how you and the Ohio Players rocked the house then and now. You will be missed.God bless the family.
January 29, 2013
I Always Loved The Ohio Players, R.I.P. Leroy, You Will Be missed.
January 29, 2013
To the family of "Sugar" may God give you peace as only He can. Thanks to Sugar for being that special person who had the gift of music & creativity..RIP Sugarfoot....
January 29, 2013
Love you SugarFoot going to miss you
January 29, 2013
May the God of tender mercies bring peace to the family. I have enjoyed the Ohio Players for many a year...and Sugarfoot with the Aough" in song. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
January 29, 2013
SORRY FOR YOUR LOST WHAT A GREAT TALENT HE POSESSED I KNOW HE IS MAKING MUSIC IN HEAVEN NOW WITH THE ANGELS
January 29, 2013
Rest in peace thanks for all the good music .
January 29, 2013
I will never forget going to an Ohio Players concert in Cleveland, OH and how Sugarfoot graciously took a photo with me; no high and mighty rock star, just real people. I will never forget that smile and the funky house party music. May he rest in peace and my prayers are with the family.

Donna Johnson-Detroit, MI/Cleveland, OH
January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013
I will always remember the good times
Rest in peace my friend.

Irma Hurd-Aubrey
January 29, 2013
I will miss u very much I loved everysong u wrote janet stephens. Dayton ohio u wher a good friend to me
January 29, 2013
Your music has always brought joy and happiness to my life. Thank you and all of the OHIO Players. RIP.....Sugarfoot. Prayers going up for the family.
January 29, 2013
I remember going to those concerts and just having a ball dancing to and singing along with all the songs. The music was a sure-fire way to start a party and it still is. May you forever rest in peace.
January 29, 2013
I loved you sugar...and I thank you for your years of music and concerts!
January 29, 2013
To the Bonner family:
May God comfort you during this time. Remember that "he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:6,7)
January 29, 2013

Your music was really music. I can remember. My High School Band. Performing and Dancing to your songs in the 70's.

Rest In Peace
January 29, 2013
May Lord be with the family during this time. Thank you Sugar for all of the great music.
January 29, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 29, 2013
Thank you for all the entertainment. Rest in Peace.
January 29, 2013
The funk world is sadden. One of the truly great funk master gone but not forgotten rest in peace sugar.

Henry
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot, you will be missed and man I really love the OHIO PLAYERS....."ANGEL" was my favorite..."RIP"
January 29, 2013
Still love your music Sugarfoot and the Ohio Players to this day! Got my Pandora radio station titled "Ohio Players" radio in your honor. May GOD bless you and your grieving family.
January 29, 2013
i love sugar foot so much
January 29, 2013
i l,ll missyou deepley sugar foot
January 29, 2013
RIP Leroy Bonner, Thank You for the Top Notch Musical Contributions and Teachings of a life well lived. Journey Well my Friend, Tony Ware and the Ware Family
January 29, 2013
I GREW UP WITH THE OHIO PLAYERS " THE BEST " I WILL MISS "SAY WHAT " REST IN PEACE SUGAR

CAROLYN COX MILTON, MASS
January 29, 2013

RIP, May God Comfort The Family In this Sad Time
January 29, 2013
A superb talent that I grew up jamming to. Rip Mr. Bonner
January 29, 2013
I remember seeing him stroll through Kroger in Englewood. He walked like royalty and most of the shoppers had no clue who he was. I often seen him in the store and yet never approached him for an autograph. Now I wish I had. I assumed he was unapproachable. I think I was terribly wrong. Lesson learned.
January 29, 2013
He was a good kind friend of mine, rest in peace my brother.
January 29, 2013
RIP Uncle !! :)
January 29, 2013
Lotus, Gold Circle Record Shop, Gettysburg, Lakeview Palladium, Lakeside, Union Hall and the WEST SIDE! What can I say, you were part of our world in Dayton, Ohio. A iconic figure that continued to be part of the community. You will truly be missed as part of the landscape of Dayton.
January 29, 2013
And the Lord shall wipe away all tears, to the family of Leroy Sugar Foot Bonner! May God comfort you during this difficult time, to the many friends and fans know he Funked the music. RIP my brother love you much, see you on the great getting up morning..
January 29, 2013
sugar was simply the best. May you rest in peace and your family find comfort during this difficult time.
January 29, 2013
He will be missed, the Ohio Players' music would set off many a party. I'm from Ohio too. My prayers to his family. God blessed you.
January 29, 2013
Dayton loved you!
January 29, 2013
Thankful for the music you shared with us throughout the years. God gave you an amazing talent, Mr. Bonner! May HE comfort your family and friends in their enormous loss. Rest in Peace.
January 29, 2013
Rest in peace, Sugarfoot!! I guess you are in heaven jamming in their funk band. I will always think of you and smile. You brought so much joy while here. You were truly one of the last great ones.
January 29, 2013
Foots gone!! .. well he's free which is all he ever wanted to be. Ohio Players .. the baddest band in the land!!
January 29, 2013
To Leroy's Family,

May God be with you and comfort you.
Leroy will be missed. His style and talent were so unique. I wish more of today's musicians would emulate the beautiful music Leroy and his bandmates created. Those were the good ole days.
January 29, 2013
May his family find comfort and peace during this time. I grew up on the Ohio Players and I have "Free" and "Heaven Must Be Like This" on my mp3 player. Thank you for music that has stood the test of time. Gone but never forgotten.
January 29, 2013
RIP!!!! Thanks for the music you shared with the world!!!!!
January 29, 2013
We will miss you Sugar and will be praying for your family during their time of mourning. R.I.P.
January 29, 2013
grew up on your music--"That's the of the world" that's heart hitting and memories love it--you will be miss something trouble--
SUGARFOOT
January 29, 2013
Thank you for all the great music. R.I.P. Sugarfoot.
January 29, 2013
My heart goes out to the Bonners family,(SUGARFOOT)will be truly miss.I love the Ohio Player back in the 70s all their music especially (SKIN TIGHT,FIRE).May the "LORD" be with u all "GOD BLESS".
January 29, 2013
rest in peace
January 29, 2013
you were truly my favorite male artist and will be greatly missed
January 29, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 29, 2013
Thanks for the music.
January 29, 2013
Rest in power player. Mungoslate
January 29, 2013
The Great Leroy Bonner aka Sugarfoot the 1st to do it the Best!!!The Music will live forever and the legacy will never be tarnished. Such a powerful influence! I dont have to give examples you here them daily. Now you are FREE!!!!! Peace & Love Chuck Henry InhaleMusic
January 29, 2013
"BAD,BAD MISSES IN THOSE SKIN TIGHT BRITCHES" growing up in Dayton,everywhere I would go, say I am from Dayton Ohio the first thing they would say is "Do you know the Ohio Players, second would be do you know Sugarfoot!" So much great funky music you gave to the world in the 70's and being played forever! RIP my brother, you will be missed Sugar, but never, ever forgotten. God bless his family and cherish the great memories.
January 29, 2013
Rest in peace
January 29, 2013
Sincere condolences to family and friends.Ps.103:12.
January 29, 2013
Well you are free now sugar.... I will always cherish the memories I have of you as a young kid.... I know that you, Satch, and Peewee are up there in heaven jamming now... you will always live on thru your music and in our hearts and memories. To your family my prayers are with you for peace and comfort.
January 29, 2013
My deepest condolence to the Bonner family. The death of a love one cause great grief. May God comfort you in your time of grief. Psalms 55:22.
Jem. FLORIDA
January 29, 2013
Thank you for all the great music. Play well in heaven with all the rest of the great's rest in peace.
January 29, 2013
May you have peace in gods kingdom. I loved dancing to your rollercoaster in the 70's
January 29, 2013
Rest In Peace Sugar!
January 29, 2013
To the family of a wonderful man stay strong and continue to love one another.
Annette R Stephens (Madison, WI)
January 29, 2013
WOW times flies. Just Remembering you when you and your group came to EL Paso and Las Cruses back in the mid to latter 70's. You and "Pee Wee" were the best. Can't believe you're gone, but the memories I have of you and the OHIO PLAYERS will live forever. Thank you for all the fun and good times. RIP "SUGAR"
January 29, 2013
I remember well the first time I heard Skin Tight. I play it to this very day Rest In Peace..........A Fan
January 29, 2013
As a native Daytonian who grew up in the 60's and 70's on the West Side, I am proud to have had the musical upbringing that came along with it. We will surely miss Sugarfoot (and the rest of the Dayton musicians who have gone on). My thoughts and prayers are with Sugar's family. What a treasure we had, but we will always have his music.
January 29, 2013
I had the pleasure of introducing the Ohio Players at Juneteenth in San Antonio years ago and "Sugar" was the most friendly and approachable superstar I had ever worked with. Thanks for the music and the memories.
Keith Toney, San Antonio, Texas
January 29, 2013
WOW..REMEMBERING THE DAYS WE LOVE TO HEAR YOU GUYS PRACTICE OUT IN THE TWNSHIP..A LEGEND THAT STILL LIVES ON WITHIN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS..GREAT MUSIC AND A GREAT PERFORMER..LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE WHEN YOU HIT THAT STAGE. MAY GOD GIVE THE FAMILY AND THE OHIO PLAYERS THE COMFORT THEY NEED AT THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME.
January 29, 2013
My condolences go out to family & friends. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonners blessed us with his wonderful music.
January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013
Love your music ~ God bless you.
January 29, 2013
Thanks for the music. Remember seeing the Ohio Players many times back in the day, condolences to his family, fans friends

Louisville Kentucky Fan
January 29, 2013
Truly a legend of our time, Heavens musicians have received one of the best, play on Sugar!!!!and may God give comfort to the family.
January 29, 2013
WOW, I grew up listening to Sugarfoot and his bands music (The Ohio Players) and still listen to it today...what great childhood memories with no worries! Thank you for the feel good music and may the Good Lord bless your soul. R.I.P. Sugarfoot!
January 29, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 29, 2013
I always enjoyed the Ohio Players music and I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Bonner's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
January 29, 2013
Another legend is gone from us. Sugarfoot you were the best man!RIP.
January 29, 2013
My condolences to the Bonner family. R.I.P. Sugarfoote! You will always be missed.
January 29, 2013
RIP! What a great legacy you have left in the music world! I still listen and love the Ohio Players music! God's blessings on your family!
January 29, 2013
You r going to be missed.
January 29, 2013
RIP......
January 29, 2013
THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE...YOU WERE A PART OF A GR8T FUNKY BAND... ENJOYED THE MUSIC .......!
January 29, 2013
Early 1976 at the Centennial Colisium in Reno, saw Sugar and the rest of the Players perform magic. May God Bless Mr. Bonner's soul, and be with the family this day and always.
January 29, 2013
Thank you for the great music and even better memories. I was sad when I heard the news of Sugarfoot's passing. His music, and that of the Ohio Players, will live forever in many hearts and minds.
January 29, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Bonner Family. God is a God of comfort and strength may he be with you at this most difficult time. Isaiah 61:2
January 29, 2013
Thank you so very much Mr.Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner for your amazing musics.The Ohio Players is one of my all time favorite bands. May you rest in peace!
January 29, 2013
I am still a huge fan of Funk music and especially The Ohio Players. When the first notes of Brickhouse begin to play, even after all these years the dance floor fills up. Their music is timeless--and it's easy to see their influence in today's R&B, hip hop and rap. I'm very sorry to hear of Sugarfoot's passing and very sorry for your loss.
January 29, 2013
I enjoyed listening and dancing to the music you produced. The day will come when musice will be endless on the paradise earth. looking forward to seeing you again.
BW-Ar
January 29, 2013
"SugarFoot", I was so excited when you performed with the Ohio Players in Jacksonville a couple of years ago and boy did you guys put on a show. I really wanted to see you perform again but I know that I'll have to wait. My prayers goes out to the family, Ohio Players and friends. R.I.P SugarFoot....
January 29, 2013
May your soul rest with the best! God Bless You!!!
January 29, 2013
Iam so sorry for your lost. Iwill keep you in my prayers may the lord be with you in your time of lost.
January 29, 2013
TO THE FAMILY: GOD IS A GOD OF COMFORT AND HE COMFORT YOU DURING YOUR LOSS!DURING THE 70'S I WAS A HORN PLAYER FOR THE DYNATONES' IN LYNCHBURG,VA. AND WE WOULD PLAY SONGS BY THE OHIO PLAYERS. THANK YOU FOR THE AWESOME MUSIC.
January 29, 2013
I danny ivery alone with wife send our condolance.i had chance to jam with sugarfoot at the 19th hole and other places seeing him all over dayton music seen.I thank you sugarfoot for being an idol for me and my playing guitar.I will miss you.
January 29, 2013
Thanks for your light of song. Years full of fun.Your memory lives on.Life's Funk baton stays on the One! Peace flight. Love, Bobbi
January 29, 2013
R.I.H. SUGARFOOT-STILL PLAY YOUR MUSIC, LOVE IT. IF YOU SEE MY MOM UP THERE, HOLLA AT HER, AND SING "FIRE". THAT WAS HER FAVORITE SONG. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
January 29, 2013
To the Bonner Family, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner will sorely be missed. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago through a friend of mine, Cordell "Boggie" Mosson of P-Funk while The Ohio Players were playing here in Atlanta. Sugarfoot had a presence about him that was peaceful, loving, kind and gentle. He was genuine. Recovering from a MS flareup, and walking with a cane, He treated me so kindly, made room for me to sit on the stage and nick-named me Angel. He never met me before that night. How special that was, a night and a spirit I will never forget! Rest solider, you have blessed us with a lifetime of wonderful music. You honored your gift and were obedient to share it with the world. Earth has lost a real treasure. Gone but will never be forgotten. May the arms of God hold you close during this time of grief. God bless and keep you all. Thank you for sharing your loved one with the world.
January 29, 2013
RIP and thanks for all of the great music you provided. Heaven just got a little more funky!
January 29, 2013
LeRoy, I know that you have made the decision at the gate, and you are now held peacefully in God's own Hands. For your family, and close friends, please watch the following for the power of faith and the real vission of Heaven. Its from a book by Dr. Mary Neal (yup-Doctor....so she would know a lot more about this than others:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW2TLZLYgm4
January 29, 2013
TO THE FAMILY OF leroy SUGARFOOT BONNERY YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY
January 29, 2013
Sugar foot
my Mentor &my funk brother,you will be missed,you inspired me to do the things I've done in music . WOW every summer On the hottest Humid days, LOL ,,, I could look forward to you coming over to the house on that Bicycle LOL,,,and sharing your Creative thoughts, personal views and Laughing and joking around ,You Showed the music industry that a hit record can have a personality ,you also put DAYTON OHIO on the map and paved the way for all the major groups that came Out of DAYTON OHIO like , ROGER & ZAPP , LAKESIDE , HEATWAVE, SLAVE, VESTA WILLIAMS ,CC PENNIGTON , your Personality inspire all those groups not to Mention all the Bands who tried to sing and sound like you
(And we no who they are )
Your truly a icon and legend
And my friend
January 29, 2013
Thank you for everything will be miss
January 29, 2013
RIP I use to love your music
January 29, 2013
To the Family of Leroy Bonner;
So many of us grew up listening and dancing to the music by the Ohio Players and enjoyed every moment of it! My deepest sympathy to you. May the God of Peace be with you during this distressing time. Rm. 15:33
January 29, 2013
Through it all,God is good, I had the pleasure of meeting you a couple of times, good brother, good job, RIP.
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot you da man there is no talent like yours i've followed your music since i was 10 yrs old loved every lick of it. you will be missed but listened to forever.
January 29, 2013
Sugarfoot you were a true Funk Legend!! I got a chance to see you last summer in Riverdale Ga. You were Still Rocking !! R.I.P Your music will live on Forever!!
January 29, 2013
Great music,surely be missed at Flash Back Festival in Atlanta. RIP
January 29, 2013
R.I.P Sugarfoot i grew up in Hamilton, Ohio listen to the Ohio Players .Sugarfoot was the best May God bless his band & family.
January 29, 2013
Rip Sugarfoot, you was a legend and your legend will always live on. Gone but never forgotten.
January 29, 2013
RiP Sugarfoot, your legend will always live on. loved by many
January 29, 2013
RIP..MR BONNER " SUGAR "
January 29, 2013
Im so blessed to have seen the OHIO PLAYERS in concert and to have known the music. I love to hear SUGARFOOT. He's been playing longer than I've been on earth, so when I first heard his voice, I desired to see him in person. Thank GOD I did. RIP SUGARFOOT.
January 29, 2013
I fell in love with Sugarfoot when I was 17 years old...I wanna be free remains the best way to tell a lover that it's over without saying a word! Just let the music play! I will be thinking about Sugar until I hear him play again! Say hello to my father up there Sugar!
January 29, 2013
To The Bonner family our prayers go out to each and everyone of you.
January 29, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot those were "the good old days when U could actually dance to great music..it was a blast". You and the music will be missed.
January 29, 2013
Along with the members of Lakeside it was a pleasure to know you and to share all the great times we had performing together for so many years you will be missed by us and all your many fans may god bless your family in their moment of sorrow we love you and will never forget you my brother R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
Along with the members of Lakeside it was a pleasure to know you and to share all the great times we had performing together for so many years you will be missed by us and all your many fans may god bless your family in their moment of sorrow we love you and will never forget you my brother R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
Thank You for the great songs and music to listen too. I send my sympathy out to the Bonner family.
January 28, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
January 28, 2013
Heaven must be like this.... forever grateful for the talent and influence...
January 28, 2013
He will be sadly Missed!! The memories of their concerts will forever hold a place in my heart!! Thanks for that Sugar foot.... Letitia Gardner Pittsburgh, PA
January 28, 2013
To the family, friends, and band members of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, my sincerest condolences about your loss. There wasn't a weekend that went by in the 1970's that we were not dancing with our girlfriends to Sugarfoot's and the Ohio Players songs. The memories of all the great times provided with your music will forever make us smile.
January 28, 2013
An innovator in popular music... his unique singing style influenced generations of artists from Lionel Richie to Larry Blackman of Cameo. As well as myself growing up in Dayton, Ohio watching the Ohio Players taking the world by storm. SUGARFOOT will be truly missed. My prayer are with his family and friends. May God comfort you through this difficult time.
January 28, 2013
My condolences to the Bonner Family. Thank you for sharing Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner with the world. May he entire into his rest with peace.
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the great music!!
January 28, 2013
I was so sad to here of his passing, I grew up hearing them and seeing the bus roll through St.Louis. My favorite song, Aint givin up no ground. RIP Sugar.
January 28, 2013
To Foots & His Family Who Knew Real Old School Music U Will Be Dearly Missed RIP Sugarfoot & The Ohio Players Back In The Day U Were On FIRE !!!
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot. Yes he truly will be missed. The Ohio Players and the music we
grew up on,was the best ever.
January 28, 2013
I send my deepest condolences to the family. I am one of his biggest fans. May God give the family the strength and the courage they need in their time of grief. He will be there to pick you up and carry you in his footsteps when you feel you can not go on!!! R.I.P
January 28, 2013
Sugar thanks for the memories, conversations, and advise. You and my brother Charlie Lee can have a chat now. I thank you for your wisdom you shared with me just this past summer. I'll leave you with an awwww.
January 28, 2013
PEACE MY BROTHER....I'AM SURE THIS IS NOT THE END.
January 28, 2013
Im' going to pull out my old albums with those huge afros. the first funk in spokane for sure. God Bless
January 28, 2013
I just listed The Ohio Players in my new video single called Dedicated 2 The Greatest. I am an avid fan. R.I.P. Sugarfoot - Mo B. Dick (Beats by the Pound)
January 28, 2013
LEROY 'SUGARFOOT' MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY..A GREAT MAN THAT WOKE UP OUR SPIRITS WITH HIS MUSIC,THE REAL DEAL! MAY THE ANGELS OF OUR LORD GOD SURROUND AND GUIDE YOU TO HEAVEN..REST IN PEACE..
January 28, 2013
Hail to one of the "GREATEST BANDS"of the seventies.Loved all of your music as I was a young twenty something adult.GOD BLESS his family.He will surely find out that "Heaven must be like "This". R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
Music will never be the same after the sweet sounds of "Sugarfoot" and the Ohio Players. My husband and I never stopped being fans. God bless the family and may Leroy"Sugarfoot"Bonner rest in peace.
January 28, 2013
A true superstar whose light will never dim. His style & charisma will never be duplicated, but will forever inspire...

May peace be upon all of his faimily, friends, and fans as we all celibrate his remarkable life..., & morn his passing. Rest In Peace
January 28, 2013
THEY DON'T COME ANY SWEETER THAN "SUGARFOOT"! A MAN BLESSED WITH TALENT, CHARM AND GENTLENESS. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER SUCH A LOVELY SPIRIT.
January 28, 2013
Time brings us all to this place. Thank goodness my time on earth coincided with the genius of the Ohio Players. Sugarfoot's voice was singular, unique and wonderful. Heaven, indeed, must be like this.
January 28, 2013
To the family of the late Leroy"Sugarfoot"Bonner, I am sorry for your loss. May God give all of you strength, comfort, and peace during this time of sorrow. I am thankful for the music of the Ohio Players. It was good to dance to in my high school years at C.A.Brown High School in Charleston,SC and Tuskegee Institute in Alabama during my early college years. The music made by the group still sounds good today. I will pray for you all as you move forward without "Sugarfoot". God's got it all under control, go to Him as needed for whatever your hearts desire.
January 28, 2013
Foots, you will be missed but you a "free man". Actually, we a little bit jealous 'cause again you seeing Satch, Johnny Wilder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Miles, Michael and all them bad players that crossed over before you. Say hi to my pops. Rest, my brother. Love you madly....
January 28, 2013
I Grew up 2 ur music sugarfoot ! God bless you rest in peace !!!
January 28, 2013
Gone but will never be forgotten. The Lord's strength to Mr. Bonners family and friends. I thank God for all of their talent, and remarkable songs.
January 28, 2013
Mr. Bonner will be missed, but not forgotten. RIP
January 28, 2013
I am one of many inspired, educated and touched by this man and his music. To my "Imaginary Big Brother" I am forever thankful for your light. My condolences to the family. Peace & Love, AFR
January 28, 2013
Some of the best music of all time! Back in the day......RIP and God bless the family and friends of Sugarfoot.
January 28, 2013
To the family and devoted friends of Mr. Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner, please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in Cierra's, China and my prayers. He is already missed, but never will be forgotten.

Rest In Peace, Sugarfoot.
January 28, 2013
His music will forever play on.
January 28, 2013
I WON A LOT OF DANCE CONTEST BACK IN THE EARLY 1970 THRU 1975 JAMMIN OF OF THE OHIO PLAYERS SKINTIGHT AND FIRE,AT A NIGHT CLUB CALLED,THE GREAT GATSBY..THEIR WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER OHIO PLAYERS BAND,AND YOU CAN TRUST AND BELIEVE THEIR WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER LEROY[SUGARFOOT]BONNER........BUMPKING CLASS OF 1975 ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL[CHARLES LANDERS]
January 28, 2013
Rest in Peace to the brother.Growing up in the city while grooving to the Ohio Players is one of best memories to have while living on the west side.
Plus going to Hoover,Huber Heights and Skateland jamming to the Ohio Players was it for a teen growing up. Thanks for for the FUNKY,classic memories for sure
January 28, 2013
MUCH LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY!
January 28, 2013
MAY GOD COMFORT YOU, REST IN PEACE! INGA MCDANIEL
January 28, 2013
I would like to send my condolence to the family,  May God bring you comfort during this difficult time Psalms 5:28,29
January 28, 2013
Thank you for all the great music you have given us. My condolences to the Bonner family & friends.
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the great music, fantastic classic songs, and the memorable live performances. You did your music your way, and made your mark in Funk music history. We thank you for sharing your talent with the world! One love!
January 28, 2013
I'm going to miss my uncle. Although I didn't get to spend as much time with him as I would of liked to he always kept me laughing when we did get to see him. Memories of him will always remain in my heart. I now, as well as my family have gained another Angel along side my dad, mom, and numerous other family, in heaven to watch over me and my family......
January 28, 2013
There will be know other like him rest in peace may God bless the family-Ronnie L Williams(Winston-Salem,NC
January 28, 2013
Rest in peace sugarfoot.
January 28, 2013
LIH SUGAR, YOUR MUSIC WILL ALWAYS BE HERE TO CARRY YOU ON. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL.
January 28, 2013
The Ohio Players was one of the bands that I grew up listening to. Thank you Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner for some great music. You can rest now. Rest in Peace!!
January 28, 2013
Sugarfoot,
You brought great joy to a generation of baby boomers who will always and forever love your music. Skin tight, fire, and rollercoaster to name a few. We thank you for your gift of music that you have shared with us and we hope that you are now making music for the Lord and his angels in heaven.
January 28, 2013
I am sorry to hear about Leroy Bonner death. Although I did not know him personally, I would like to send my condolences to the family. May the "God of all comfort", comfort you during this difficult time. Our heavenly Father is "Near to those broken at heart". Also, God is there to sustain you through all your anxieties because "he cares for you".
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. Sugarfoot! You will be missed! I grew up on Ohio Players. May your soul rest with the best! God Bless You!!!
January 28, 2013
To The Bonner Family:

Other than the Wright brothers' flight, nothing else, only the Ohio Players and Sugarfoot's sound has served to put Dayton, Ohio on the international map. No matter where we've lived, Sugarfoot's voice on the radio or a DJ's wheels of steel, always serves to fondly remind us of where we're from. Like James Brown's, when you hear Surgarfoot's voice...you know... its his. May God comfort you always with the knowledge your love one has left a legacy who's legend will continue to grow. Rest In Peace, Sugarfoot.
January 28, 2013
I GREW UP IN FLORIDA BACK IN THE DAYS LISTEN TO THE OHIO PLAYERS IN THE 70'S BONNER MADE THE SHOW.RIP(BROTHER)
January 28, 2013
A wonderful gift of music from God.
January 28, 2013
May God Bless And, You Rest In Peace "SUGARFOOT". You And THE OHIO PLAYERS Inspired Good Old School Style Music That was Shared by Generations of my Family and Friends.Truly A Sad Moment. My Sincere Condolences to the Bonner Family. This Music Will be Played for Years to Come.
January 28, 2013
Yes... SugarFoot "You Are Free"
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the best soundtrack ever to all of us during the 70's high school years.The Ohio Players will always remain iconic and be a part of all of us.You took us on a Love Rollercoaster, savored the sweet sounds of Honey,danced all night to Fire, mellowed to the sounds of I wanna Be Free,even told us Heaven Must Be Like This...gone but never forgotten,to God be the glory!
January 28, 2013
R.I.H Sugarfoot you will be missed!
January 28, 2013
My condolences and prayers goes out to the Bonner family. A very talented artist and good human being will surely be missed.
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. SUGARFOOT! My heart is heavy now because of your passing. The Ohio Players one of my all time favorite band. (One day chile i wont have to listen to your lies etc... Awe girl put that suitcase down you're not leaving town....) those are my jams and i listen to them now. MR BONNER WILL Be Missed!!!
January 28, 2013
SORRY TO HEAR OF LEROY SUGARFOOT BONNER PASSING. I GREW UP ON THE OHIO PLAYERS MUSIC. REST IN PEACE
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. Sugarfoot! I've been a long time fan every since the 70/s with Fire, Skin Tight, I'ts all over, Heaven must be like this, Let's do it to name a few. He will be deeply missed no one else can capture that voice (chile) You are a legend!!!! My condolences to the Bonner family. To the remaining members of the Ohio Players you have my condolences. The Ohio Players one the BADDEST BAND EVER!! Love Your Music (Classic!!)
January 28, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 28, 2013
May GOD embrace you in his open arms. I remember the first time I heard your music. Those memories will last a lifetime. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES SUGAR
January 28, 2013
The real deal.
January 28, 2013
To the Bonner Family;
I am sorry about the loss of one so dear to you. Now is the time for all to share in the sweet memories of one so loved by immediate family and friends. Matthew 5:4 states, blessed are those who mourn since they will be comforted. I will be praying for you all during this time of your bereavement.
January 28, 2013
My friend & Guitar Mentor RIP now U R Free!
January 28, 2013
May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears. And, above all, may our prayers make you strong.
Sincerely yours,
Resa Boydston
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
My friend of 15 years going to miss your calls checking to see if i were ok due to my cancer. We will meet again. R.I.P
January 28, 2013
ONE WORD SUMS IT ALL UP,'CLASSIC', REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.
January 28, 2013
Foots you will be soulfully missed. Much Luv R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
the rippeys Columbus Ohio
January 28, 2013
My heart is too heavy to describe Loved you from a teen up into my fifties I will always play your music for it is and always will be LEGEND
January 28, 2013
I remember seeing the Ohio Players in Fort Wayne Indiana, when I was a young girl, we used to jam off all the Ohio Players music.........Sugarfoot, you will be missed, May God bless the family during this difficult time.
January 28, 2013
R.I.P sugarfoot you are a legend and will truly be missed but your talent will live on forever
January 28, 2013
Rest in Peace my friend my prays are you and your family...In Jesus name..Amen....
January 28, 2013
To the Family & friends, My sincere Condolences of Mr. Leroy Sugerfoot Bonner.. "Roller Coaster" was the best tune I love spinning..Thank you for the great memories..
January 28, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful music sugarfoot .....r.I.p.
January 28, 2013
Rest in peace Leroy,your music will live on forever.
January 28, 2013
HE GIVES GOOD HAT!
January 28, 2013
SugarFoot,
May you rest in Peace ! And thank You so much for the music that you have gave us.
And when you get to heaven you
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot--Thank you for the "Real Music" that will last forever!!! My condolences to your family and friends.
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot you are in me forever as you were such an integral part of my youth. Nothing but pure style my man.
January 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. May God grant you peace and may He provide your family and friends with comfort during this time of loss. You and your band are THE pride of Ohio!
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. SUGARFOOT,I WILL NEVER 4GET UR MUSIC.TO THE FAMILY ,MAY GOD BE WITH U AND HOLD U CLOSE IN THIS TIME OF SORRY!
January 28, 2013
RIP Mr. Sugarfoot. Your music and the Ohio Players band has been an inspiration to me since I can remember the first time I fell in love listening to "Skin Tight" and "Heaven must be like this". My sincere condolences to your family. The universe lost one musically talented man.
January 28, 2013
Loved your music, man.
January 28, 2013
rip sugar man i loved ur music i want to be free
January 28, 2013
I used the soundtrack for "Fire" for my storyboard in college for fire extinguisher..got an "A"!..Love you! R.I.P...you're "Free"
January 28, 2013
Been a real blessing, much peace to the family!
Paul Jordan
Indianapolis
January 28, 2013
To you the one who made us dance and to remember the good times, Thanks.
Terry Wiggins
of Hamilton Ohio
January 28, 2013
R I P SUGARFOOT YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY
MY FAVORITE SONG WAS HONEY
January 28, 2013
I know we all have to relocate, but if there was one person that I would have wished to remain, it would be Sugar. He taught me how to wear my jeans (Skin Tight)and how to appreciate the FUNK. An absolute musical blessing to me, all of my natural life, and so sexy. My sincere condolences to the Bonner family.

Sincerely,
Ruby Goodwin
West Memphis, Ar
Columbus, Oh
January 28, 2013
In the 70's no party was complete without an Ohio Player's album on the turntable. Thanks for the great times and the fond memories. May the family and friends find comfort from Almighty God and His Word.
January 28, 2013
I loved their music. I grew up on their music. I can remember the good times I use to have dancing to their music. I just loved their music. R.I.P. SUGARFOOT.
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
We Will All Miss You Sugar & The Good Times We Had When You'll Were On Top U Were Right As U Said On Fire !!! RIP
January 28, 2013
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, you were a legend in your lifetime, you made a contribution to beautiful sound that will never be forgotten, unique in everyway. Thanks for all the memories x. Sincere sympathy to all those you have left behind, take comfort and know he is singing and playing up a storm in Heaven.
January 28, 2013
RIP my friend...
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. SUGARFOOT You Will Truly Be Missed
January 28, 2013
I saw them play in Pittsburgh and it was a great show but when Sugarfoot sang Heaven Must Be Like This everybody went wild. Now he will get a chance to see what Heaven is really like may you rest in peace.
January 28, 2013
Your talent and music will live on forever in my music collection. May you rest in peace Sugarfoot!
January 28, 2013
Greatest Funk Band that ever played. I grew up on this music and I miss it. Sugarfoot, you will be missed
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
I saw the Ohio Players perform in Stubenville, OH years ago and the music was just as sweet as it was when I was in college. I still jam to the greatest hits CD. RIP Sugarfoot and know your music lives on.
January 28, 2013
God bless your soul and be with your family.
January 28, 2013
Loved "Fire", "Sweet Sticky Thing" , "Love Roller Coaster" and their many other great hits, rip, friend.
January 28, 2013
Sending condolences to the Bonner family. Thanks for the music from you & the Ohio Players!
January 28, 2013
The Music, the Magic, the Man, you are missed. Condolences to family and friends.
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the memories,classic music and your professionalism. You sure knew the FUNK and knew how to get the crowd going. Skin Tight for life..
January 28, 2013
I AM SO SADDENED AND MY HEART IS SUPER HEAVY RIGHT NOW....ONE OF MY MOST DEAREST FRIENDS AND WHO I WAS HONORED AND BLESSED TO HAVE TRAVELED AND WORKED WITH LEROY "SUGARFOOT" BONNER....OMG...I HAVE MISSED HIM SO MUCH ANYWAY BUT NOW KNOWING I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THAT GRAND SMILE AND HEAR THAT VOICE AGAIN...MY GOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME THE HONOR TO BE AT HIS SIDE LIKE I WAS....A TRULY GREAT MAN AND A ONE OF A KIND LEGEND...I LOVE YOU "SUGAR"....IN THE SHORT TIME I SPENT WITH YOU I LEARNED A WHOLE LOT ABOUT LIFE AND HUMBLENESS....R.I.P. "FUNKMASTER"
January 28, 2013
R.I.P. Sugarfoot, thank you for all your great music I just could not stop dancing to. My pray's go out to his family & his dear friends.
January 28, 2013
I'll keep all my vinyl L.P.s because the music is forever and so are my fondest memories. In HIS Hands you are.
January 28, 2013
My condolences to the Bonner family and the Ohio Players. I grew up enjoying his music and still listen to it now; "Angel" and "Good Luck Charm" are some of my favorites. He will truly be missed.
January 28, 2013
Sugarfoot will be deeply missed, Thank You for all the great music! I had the chance to have a drink with him in Fresno,Ca. after a show,i will never forget it. R.I.P
January 28, 2013
R.I.P Sugarfoot u will be truly missed
January 28, 2013
I am very sad at the passing of Sugarfoot. I have loved the Ohio Players since the early 70s (Pain, Funky Worm) and saw them perform live for the first time in 1975 and then many times after that. Your music lives on. I am a fan for life. RIP Sugarfoot
January 28, 2013
No question about it. One of the best bands that ever was put together. I still like listening to their music and to see them preform live is amazing. They still had it going on.
January 28, 2013
TO THE BONNER FAMILY, YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY! RIP SUGARFOOT, YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED! "FIRE" WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
January 28, 2013
I have listen to your music all my life. Im 62 I listen to all your music on music choice. God Bless M Mccain
January 28, 2013
we are going to miss you
loved your music and energy
Sorry for the loss to his family and friends. my heart goes out to you. sending prayers your way. Be Blessed
January 28, 2013
My Condolences to the family. Your music and memories will live forever....
January 28, 2013
My Heart Felt Prayer to The Bonner Family For the Lost Of A Great Man And Musician His Soul is at Rest But His Funkmanship Will Live Forever
January 28, 2013
We all did some serious roller skating in the 70's to the Ohio Players. Fire was my favorite! Thanks for the music..God Speed!
January 28, 2013
You and ur band and ur music made high school fun. Rest in peace, Sugarfoot. You will be missed dearly.
January 28, 2013
RIP
January 28, 2013
loved their music sad to see of his passing
January 28, 2013
You will be missed. You were the Original Ohio Player. My condolences to the family.
January 28, 2013
Peace to the family,friends,fans,R.I.P.My brother,every time I hear a Ohio Players tune,OOOOOWWWW,OOOOWWWW,met&talk with ya;memories to cherish,oooowwww, C.T. Jackson,Ms
January 28, 2013
Rest In Peace "Sugarfoot". I remember this; "You know what I think heaven is, I think heaven is you - You know that place where I can find happiness
A place close to your loveliness - Some where to rest my aching mind, al, al" You will forever be remembered in our hearts.God Bless your family and may they all have Peace.
January 28, 2013
Your contributions to music added all the necessary joy for our young lives that carried us on into adulthood. The air in the 70s rocked with happiness because of you and the Players. Thank you for giving us your all. You will always be remembered and honored. Rest in Paradise.
January 28, 2013
Rest in peace, praying for the family.He made us dance
January 28, 2013
Sorry to of the loss your your loved one and a lovely singer.
January 28, 2013
Sugar foot, I stand proud to have been friends in the View(SKIN TIGHT)I will play that record from now on, I love you,your music,OHIO PLAYERS $4 life
January 28, 2013
The band in heaven need a guitar mestro and decided that Sugarfoot would be an excellant addition. Just imagine the music in heaven now.
January 28, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to the family over this horrific loss. Sugarfoot was one of the finest musicians to grace our stage of music! He's one of the best! Now he's up there playing in the greatest bands there is! You will be greatly missed!! Peace
January 28, 2013
Ran into Sugarfoot when I worked in Dayton. A class act who will be sorely missed.
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugar - you will be missed and forever loved! No one can duplicate or imitate you - you were the voice of the Ohio Players!
May your family find comfort in all the good memories of you and the outpouring of love that is being shown. Continued blessings!
January 28, 2013
You'll be missed, but your music will live on. Rest in peace
January 28, 2013
RIP

To all the clean music that was made, it has been really appreciated!!!!
January 28, 2013
WOW~ THIS IS SO VERY HARD FOR ME MY DEAREST OF FRIEND...TEARS ARE FLOWING AS I TYPE.. BUT I KNOW YOU ARE SMILING DOWN UPON ME AND TELLING ME ITS ALRIGHT.. ALREADY.. SO I HEAR YOU FRIEND AND I BELIEVE.. SO FROM THE PALMER FAMILY DAYTONVIEW~ BRENDA, MARY, ELAINE, MARTHA, LARRY AND IRELITA RESTING. I. P. SHE IS.. YOU HAVE MET HER ALREADY I'M SURE :-)LING... WE SEND OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AT THIS VERY TRYING TIME..I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF BEING BY YOUR SIDE HERE IN SHREVEPORT IN 2011..I WILL ALWAYSAND4EVER LOVE YOU AND CARRY YOU IN MY HEART...NO MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING MY FRIEND.. I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I COME THROUGH THE PEARLIE GATES...SIGHINGGGGGGGGGGGG.. R.I.P. MR. LEROY "SUGARFOOT" BONNER..YVETTE PALMER..
January 28, 2013
May you rest in peace Mr. Sugafoot Bonner!!!!
January 28, 2013
He surely will be missed. My condolences to family and friends. John 5:21
January 28, 2013
I will miss my friend LEROY Bonner aka SUGARFOOT of The OHIO PLAYERS. He was a man of GOD! The was very gifted in his craft as a musician and entertainer. I family man and a friend if you knew him!! My condolences to the family. The MASTER OF FUNK REJOINS HIS BAND MEMBERS TO SEE IF HEAVEN MUST BE LIKE(THIS)....NOW YOU ARE FREE, LEROY!
January 28, 2013
May God bless and fill the void. For Mr.Bonner's family.May he enter Soul Heaven and live for ever with. The greatest. Musicians of all times
January 28, 2013
Thanks for being my "Rollercoaster of Love" in the 11th grade. I loved you guys!
January 28, 2013
you will be missed
January 28, 2013
Aww Child - no one could do it like Sugarfoot. One of a kind, you will be missed but,your music will live on - R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
The Ohio players is the greatest band of all time. Rest in Peace....Sugar
January 28, 2013
I knew 'Satch' and originals...good keeping going...
January 28, 2013
I was sadden when to heard about the death of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner. I always remember the fellows grooving on their funky sound. Family, friends, and fans can look forward the seeing him again when everyone in the memorial tombs hear our Lord and Saviors voice and come out.
January 28, 2013
wow!I was in the audience at a function in Atlanta some years back and he recognized me. He made me feel like the celeb. He spent a lot of time in Middletown - a fabulous artist a gentle soul. He has left quite a contribution to R & B. RIP
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
Condolences to the Bonner family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during Mr. Bonner's homegoing. The music that he and the players from Ohio made will forever be remembered in my heart, mind and ears!
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot, I certainly enjoy your music. Rest well
January 28, 2013
I grew up in Dayton. Sugar was a Family Friend And a great teacher of music&lyrics.
January 28, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 28, 2013
Thank you for the funky music, Mr. Bonner. Sincere sympathy to your family, and friends. God speed.
January 28, 2013
My symphathy and condolences to the Bonner family. Mr. Bonners music and The Ohio Players Band influnced me when I was young. Thank you for the musice, my God watch over you till we meet again in heaven.
January 28, 2013
Another singing talent taken but will never be forgotten you have left the old school world and fans some great music to your family be proud and look to the Lord above for your strength through this time R I P
January 28, 2013
When you mention the "Ohio Players" you can't help but think of the early 70's'. What fun we had with "Skin Tight", we party all night off that song. R.I.P. you deserve it.
January 28, 2013
I woke this morning and found you had gone on home. Words were at a loss for me then the pain was so real. you never forgot me a child,wayward teen, or a grown women. you were my streetfather and I will never forget your words of wisdom. or the truth you told. I'll always remember you Sugar. Love lilPearl May Angels Sing Your Homecoming RIP (KWade)
January 28, 2013
CONDOLENCES TO THE BONNER FAMILY FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE DAYTON MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION LOCAL 101-473 OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS. We have lost a giant!
January 28, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the Bonner Family loss. I grew up listening to the Ohio Players. May the family find comfort in the true God Jehovah words found at Psamls 68:20.
January 28, 2013
RIP Suger ! Thank's for the funk, dance,
and putting Dayton OH on the map!
January 28, 2013
We'er sure gonna miss you.
January 28, 2013
To the Bonner family and friends:I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Mr.Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner rest in paradise. *A TRUE MUSIC LEGEND*
January 28, 2013
You will be miss but your music will go on.
January 28, 2013
Rip. You will be truely missed soul heaven awaits you.
January 28, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2013
Just enjoyed your show in Mobile, AL in 2011. RIP and thanks for the memories
January 28, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to his family loved the music
January 28, 2013
Rip Sugar,, you'll be missed very much. I'm glad I got to meet you.. You are a great person. I grew up listening to the ohio players and I still do
January 28, 2013
My condolences to a great musician and entertainer. I still hear you playing "Skin Tight" one of your great pieces. May you rest in peace. May the Lord grant you rest and strength to your family in this time od sadness. You will never be forgotten.
January 28, 2013
FUNK TOUR STILL JAMMING, GOOD MUSIC
January 28, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 28, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family of Leroy Bonner. I listened to there music as a child up until now, I truly enjoyed it and still do. May the God of all comfort be with the family and friends during this difficult time in your lives. We all yearn for better conditions. It is refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear.-Isaiah 65:17, 21-24, will shed more light on this.
January 28, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2013
My sympathy goes out to family and fans of sugarfoot.you will be deeply missed but never forgotten.Look to the Lord day by day and he shall give you comfort.AMEN
January 28, 2013
To the Bonner Family Our condolences on the home going of Mr. Sugarfoot.Your in are prayers.A.Viney & Family peace be unto You.O.G.'S in Ohio.
January 28, 2013
SugarFoot was the man rest in peace !
January 28, 2013
RIP......I KNOW GOD LIKE "SKIN TIGHT" BECAUSE IT HOLDS OUR SOULS FOR HIM"...RIP
January 28, 2013
long live da funk
January 28, 2013
Always loved the music even with my cousin Larry Humphrey Band.May God Bless Your family. And the rest of your followers.Now he's ready to open up the golden gates for another angel.God Bless
January 28, 2013
ALSO #1 OHIO PLAYER FAN. MY SINCEREST THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THIS MAN'S FAMILY AND GROUP FAMILY. GOD I LOVED HIM AND HIS MUSIC AND WILL CONTINUE. STILL JAMMING OFF HIS LAST VISIT TO COLUMBUS GA.(GEEZUS ALL DAY IN THE MONING)
January 28, 2013
We all will miss your voice love all
your music you was just so very talented
R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
Wiil be missed very, veery much. Love you much!!!1
January 28, 2013
i learned how too play guitar listening too SUGARFOOT! R.I.P
January 28, 2013
Back in 75 when i heard the album honey my world changed! I was back in high school in the bronx ny and had a box radio with and 8 track in it! My track team mate told me to play his new 8 track. That 8 track was played to every track meet from then on and became our theme songs for years to come till that 8 track wore out! Many years later i find a new friend at Cq! Mayan your my friend and if you need anything let me know man! Love to you and your mother Nina and of course your whole family! Rest in Peace Mr Bonner!
January 28, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about the death of this talented person. May god comfort the Bonner family in this time of grief.
January 28, 2013
This is such a loss may god our lord be with the family and bring you strong and close. I grew up on the ohio players,such a loss.rip sugar foot
January 28, 2013
I grew up listening to the Ohio Players. They are awesome! "I Want To Be Free," will always be my favorite. Growing up in a remote area, The Ohio Player's was a band I've always wanted to see in concert!
May God Bless
January 28, 2013
RIP "Sugarfoot" Your great music will continue to live on as a testiment of a phenominal vocalist and overall entertainer!! #OhioPlayers4Life
January 28, 2013
In total shock, I was just listening to the Ohio Players early music from their Westbound Years. Pain, Pleasure and Veree is Love.
My heart and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.
God does no wrong and only He knows when it's time to come home to heaven.
May he Rest In Peace and may his family be at peace.
Never to be forgotten but forever will he be missed...
January 28, 2013
My sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Sugarfoot. We fans will always remember him and the music of the Ohio Players the badest band in the Land. God Bless you and keep you all.
January 28, 2013
I will never forget you, Mr. Bonner. Your band inspired me to become a drummer and a keyboadist. I met you once in Augusta, Ga.. I must say, I became an even bigger fan of the Ohio Players that day. RIP
January 28, 2013
R.I.P...you made Dayton, Ohio proud.
January 28, 2013
"Sugarfoot" is gone, but not forgotten. The Ohio Players music will live on.
January 28, 2013
There will never be Another "Sugarfoot" He was unique n very talented.The Ohio Players were my boys.R.I.P. Sugarfoot.
January 28, 2013
I want to be free..well you're free. R.I.P. Sugarfoot!!! from Denise "Lucky Charm", San Antonio, Tx
January 28, 2013
Sugarfoot,what a great loss!
Funk personified!
You inspired,and will be missed!
January 28, 2013
TIME MAY STAND STILL BUT YOUR MUSIC WILL ALWAYS KEEP US MOVING R.I.P. YOU WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS LET THE MUSIC PLAY
January 28, 2013
My Condolences to your family. Thank you for your legacy and gift of music. On to Heaven to join the Heavenly Band.
January 28, 2013
Love condolenses and respect to the family "ONE DAY CHILD"
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the "Old school" band music that I still love today.
R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
Sugarfoot will always be one of the absolute greatest. Rest in Peace My Brother, You will NEVER be Forgotten.
January 28, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 28, 2013
Loved listening to the Ohio Players. Prayers to the family.

R.Williams, MD
January 28, 2013
Very talented man who has now gone to join the choir.
January 28, 2013
One of the greatest bands of the 70's...Rest In Peace Mr. Bonner your music will live on...

V.Coates Columbus OH
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
Gary Indiana is where I grew up. The Ohio Players were being blasted from every car and home stereo in the neighborhood. They made so many legendary hits, Heaven Must Be Like This, Pain, and Let's Do It (Let's Love). Not to mention Skin Tight and Fire. The list goes on and on. To the family of Mr. Leroy Bonner, Peace Be With You. Sugar, thank you for the music and the memories. RIP...
January 28, 2013
RIP Brother Leroy. Thanks for music and the forever memories.
January 28, 2013
"Heaven Must Be Like This" that song came to mind. Sugarfoot, may you rest in peace, you will never be forgotten, Love you!!! To the entire family and band members, my prayers and thoughts go to you all. God Bless
January 28, 2013
My prayers and condolences to the family, friends, and fans.."Sugarfoot" will truly missed, his music lives on in the households of many.
January 28, 2013
RIP Sugarfoot!
January 28, 2013
I
I remember dancing and getting "funky with it". Love the Ohio Players. Rest in peace, "Sugarfoot" Condolences to the family. Baltimore, MD
January 28, 2013
"RAGUS" Now that you are free, your energy can spread through-out the universe. peace and love.
January 28, 2013
The family has my prayes he was amazing.
January 28, 2013
His passing reminds me of my younger days in South Carolina. Sugarfoot, you were the man. RIP !!
January 28, 2013
Mr. Bonner will be missed but not forgotten, prayers for his family such a wonderful talent person love his music.
Mary, Martinsville,Va.
January 28, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
January 28, 2013
May the eternal light shine upon him....
January 28, 2013
R.I.P.
January 28, 2013
My thoughts n prayers go out 2 da families. I still love me some Ohio PLayers. They were like my big brothas as I was growing up. R.I.P."SUGAFOOT" from Ms.Sharon n family of Brownsville,Tn
January 28, 2013
Thank you for the great sounds of what I call MUSIC ... R.I.P. Never forgotten Proud to have been an OHIO native
January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
You have our deepest condolences.
January 28, 2013
Leroy,
David and I always supported your cause.
R.I.P.
XOXO,
Pat
January 28, 2013
"Old school " gone but not forgotten. Please accept my sincere sympathy and these words of comfort. Even though the loss of a loved one can bring you to a low point, God will raise you up to face each day. (Psalm 9:9) . . .And Almighty God will become a secure height for anyone crushed, A secure height in times of distress."
January 28, 2013
Grew up listening to the Ohio Players. A gifted musician. May the hope that soon all sickness and death will be a thing of the past. I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.
January 28, 2013
One of our all time favorites was "FIRE"
Light Up Sugarfoot!
January 28, 2013
Thanks Foots!! You made me want to learn how to really play and perform.
January 28, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
January 28, 2013
Thanks for the memories and classic music.
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