WILLIAMSBURG - Born on the Fourth of July, 1933, Thomas L. Bonday, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2014 at the age of 80. A Newport News native, Tom graduated from Wofford College in 1956. He was the proud owner of Book 'n Card, Inc. and Hampton Roads News Co., Inc. until 2004, when he retired. Tom was predeceased by his wife, Rhonda, his father, John H. Bonday, his in-laws Sue and Russell Derring. Survivors include his three sons, Steve and wife Kim of Hatteras, NC, John Chris of Williamsburg, VA, Tom, Jr. and wife Trisha of Kitty Hawk, NC, daughter Karen B. Williamson of Williamsburg, Va., two grandchildren, Meliszabeth McGuire and J. Caelan Williamson, and a great grandson, Thomas Braiden Wright. He is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth League Bonday, 104, three sisters, Margaret B. Powell and husband Edwin, Gwendolyn B. Howe, and Vicki Goodhart and husband Fred, sister-in-law Carole D. Cox and husband John, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Parklawn Mausoleum Chapel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at11am, with a gathering of family and friends in the Parklawn Funeral Home immediately following the service. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com
to share memories and words of condolences with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue in Hampton, 23666.
Published by Daily Press from Jun. 15 to Jun. 17, 2014.