Timothy Warren Bonner

Timothy Warren Bonner

Timothy Warran Bonner

February 17, 1955 – February 19, 2020

Timothy Warran Bonner, 65, died Wednesday.  He was born in Munising MI to the late Fred & Irene Johnson Bonner.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  He was a member of the United States Marine Corps League & Marine of the year in 2010.  Tim also was Chaplain from 2010 -2013.  Tim’s family was his life and loved helping out his community and he was a much beloved man who will truly be remembered.

He is survived by his wife of over 42 years, Deb Wade Bonner of the home, children, Jeremiah “J” Bonner of Suffolk, VA, Shelly Fulk of Sylva, sisters, Cathy Mickelson (Don), Janet Benson (Leif), grandchildren, Kaylin, Cady, & Hailee Bonner, and Gabby Fulk.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Marine Corps League, Air Land NC Detachment 1257, Wounded Warriors Project, or Alzheimer’s Research.

 Funeral service 7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 6-7:30 pm, prior to the service & other times at the home.  www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Kellie Angelo Monteith Posted February 21, 2020 2:53 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bonner family. May your memories bring you comfort now and always. Kellie and Curtis Monteith

  • Danny and Ginger Hicks Posted February 21, 2020 3:05 pm

    Praying for peace and courage in the coming days for the entire Bonner family. We were very saddened to hear about Tim’s passing. May you forever hold memories of him in your heart. Deb, please let us know if you need anything.

    Danny and Ginger Hicks

  • Reinaldo Olavarria Posted February 21, 2020 3:29 pm

    This great man will be greatly missed. It is the unfortunate reality that we all must cross that bridge. But as I observed “from across the street”, there are and always will be a wealth of memories from glorious life experiences with this treasure. God Bless to the surviving family members, especially Debbie and the grands and family. Sorry for your loss and I and my family share your pain.

  • John W. Adam Posted February 21, 2020 7:38 pm

    Semper Fi 🇺🇸; Santa 🎅 I know your guarding the pearly gates of heaven. I’m the Marine that Mrs. Claus 🤶 said to me Santa is a Marine! God Bless y’all

  • Denise and Jim Roberts Posted February 21, 2020 7:54 pm

    Dear Deb and family, Jim and I are so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. So many wonderful memories of the times we spent together when you two first met.

  • Jan Little Posted February 21, 2020 9:12 pm

    Deborah. I’m relaying everyone at the drugstore sprayers and thought of you and your family. Tim will be so Missed by all of us. Not just us at store but the whole community, we love our customers so much and you guys are at the top of that list. Prayers for your family in this sad time. The girls at wendell drug

  • Rick Posted February 22, 2020 5:29 am

    Please do not view my comment as self serving in any way, but my wife Grace and I live a few houses down from the Bonner’s and were the first responders on the scene. I administered CPR until the EMT’s took over. Watching these dedicated professionals do everything possible to save the life of an amazing man was awe inspiring. But, our all knowing God wanted Timothy at this time. Our tight knit neighborhood will miss seeing this wonderful man outside in his most unique garden working on one if his many projects. And, Christmas without his brilliant light displays just will not be the same.

  • Sue Moody Posted February 22, 2020 8:14 pm

    Deb, I am so sad to hear of Tim’s passing. Thinking of you and your family and all the memories you have to share. My love to you and them.

  • Don Williams (Producer of Lake Myra Christmas ) Posted February 22, 2020 8:15 pm

    When I heard this, I was in total shock. Tim was one of my best friends which we only met about 5 years ago. We both shared almost the same interest, we both served our country plus we loved when the Christmas holidays came around. I will never forget Him and Deb talking with children and families at the light show in Wendell. He cared so much for them! I have seen him in tears when he talked about how much he enjoyed visiting with the children. He helped me and also his wife Deb in
    setting up the display so that we could meet our scheduled opening. A few times he would work to the point that his chronic pain got to him and I had to tell him to go home. Well my friend the pain is no longer and you have left me and a lot of people with a wealth of memories and experiences. Thank you for being my friend, We all love you!!

  • Kim Lovelace Posted February 22, 2020 9:05 pm

    Deb, so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you in the coming days!

  • Angie Morris Posted February 24, 2020 2:59 pm

    Sending a great hug to you Deb – and to your family. With a prayer for comfort and peace.

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