Dr. Dennis Bonner 63 of Oxford, Alabama transitioned peacefully on January 4, 2021 at UAB Hospital of Birmingham, Alabama. He lived in the Oxford, Alabama area for over 26 years. He was born February 24, 1957 in Roanoke Alabama to Carrie Bradshaw Daniel and Charlie Barsh Sr. He was raised in the Roanoke/Welch community and a member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Roanoke Alabama. He graduated from Five Points High School in 1975. He attended and graduated from Alabama A&M University in 1979. He enlisted in the US Army in 1979 as a flight surgeon rising to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service. He earned a medical degree from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Emory University. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Florida. He specialized in Interventional Cardiology and practiced at Anniston Cardiology. He was affiliated with Regional Medical and Stringfellow Hospitals of Anniston Alabama. He also served as Chief of Staff in his earlier years with RMC hospital of Anniston Al.. He was also licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and Florida. He was a member of; The American Medical Association; The American College of Physicians; Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.) and The Association of Black Cardiologists. Dr. Bonner leaves to cherish his memory and love; His wife of 21 years, Vanessa A. Bonner, 3 sons Patrick M. Bonner, Robert A. Bonner (Analia Carrosco) and Jonathan E. Bonner; Granddaughter Madison Lee Bonner. Father Charlie Barsh, Step Mother Julia Barsh. His Brothers; Luther Bradshaw (Denise), Nathan Bonner, Marshall Bonner, Charlie Barsh Jr. (Janice) Israel Barsh (Larrissa) and sisters; Novelette Collins, Margaret Pringle (John) and Jessie Ruth Barsh. Step brothers; Dr. James Daniel (Patricia), Wilburn Daniel. Step sisters Deborah Cannon and Janis Daniel. He also leaves one Aunt Beatrice Esters and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mother Carrie Daniel. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2021, 12 noon at Skyview Memorial Cemetery 31279 Hwy 431 of Five Points, Alabama 36274. Reverend Calvin Trammell of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church officiating. The Procession will begin at 9:30 AM from the home of Dr. Bonner at 64 Thornwood Road in Oxford, Alabama. Calling hours from 1 p.m-6 p.m. at Goodson Funeral Home on Monday January 11, 2021.
Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 9, 2021.