Bonner, John Michael (Mike), age 53, of Slapout, AL, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Cain's Chapel United Methodist Church Worship Center, Deatsville, AL, with Reverends H.H. Ellis and Suzy Beeson officiating. Interment will follow in Cain's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ellison Funeral Home directing.
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Mike is survived by his wife of 30 years, Vicky Marler Bonner; three sons, Jordan Grant Bonner, Jon David Bonner and James Michael Bonner; his mother, Shirley Mooney Bonner (James Nobles); sister, Melissa Bonner Wellander (Mark) and brothr, Mark Bonner (Julie). Treasuring his memory are nieces and nephews, Jared Farr Ordis (Brittany), Laura Ashton Ordis, Catherine Washburn Jackson, Robert Brandon Wellander (Morgan), Andrew Mark Wellander, Austin Marler, Ashley Whitfield (Santiago Velez), Aubrey Apperson, Cassie Marler (James Nicholson), Brianna Marler; great nieces and nephews, Jace Jackson, Bayleigh Wellander, Carter Nicholson and Olivia Nicholson; mother-in-law, Jane Vayda (Robert) and father-in-law, David Marler (Bobbie); sister-in-law, Jill Marler Apperson (Steve); brother-in-law, Greg Marler (Carla). He was preceded in death by his father, John Hubert Bonner, Jr. Pallbearers will be Phil Singleton, Denson Holley, Marvin Cleveland, Rick Graves, Jerry Gray and Sam Gibbons. Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Ellison Funeral Home. He will lie in state one hour prior to services. Mike, well known for his boat building abilities, had a passion for people. He cherished his family, friends, and loved storytelling. He was an incredible light to all that knew him.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Apr. 22, 2013