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Norman Bonner

August 18, 1935 — June 6, 2023

Norman Wade Bonner 87, of Gladwin, WV, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Born on August 18, 1935, in Gladwin, WV, he was the son of the late Iva (Smith) Bonner and Sturley Bonner.

He met the love of his life "Rosie" in Wetzel County, WV. They were married on September 24, 1955, and lived happily together for 67 years. He worked in farming and logging and was a skilled and accomplished equipment operator. He was especially known for the quality of his dozer work and treating his customers fairly. He completed many excavation jobs in Canaan Valley and for local family and friends throughout Tucker County.

Norman was a faithful member of Brights Chapel Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. He was honest, hardworking, a good neighbor, and a good example. He was truly loved by his family and friends, and will be forever missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Bonner; a daughter, Ruth Buckley and husband Rick of Ripley, WV; a son, Joe Bonner and wife Kim of Gladwin, WV; four grandchildren, Adam Buckley, Aaron Buckley and wife Tiffany, Melissa Harlan and husband Kenneth, and Hannah Bonner; two great grandchildren, Ayva Buckley and Rachel Harlan; and a brother, Allen Bonner and wife Debbie of Haymarket, VA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Ralph Bonner, Thomas Bonner, Raymond Bonner, Jackson Bonner, Theodore Bonner, and George Bonner.

Friends will be received on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 5 to 7 PM at Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home, 567 Thomas Avenue, Davis. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 11 AM in Brights Chapel with Pastor Lonnie Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the Brights Chapel Cemetery.

The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bonner family at this time.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Dryfork, WV 26263

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Dryfork, WV 26263

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