Rickey Bonner Sr.
Rickey Glen Bonner, Sr., age 67, of Corsicana went to heaven on July, 19, 2018. He was born in Corsicana, Texas on October 25, 1950 to Lawrence and Martha Bonner, who preceded him to heaven.
Mr. Bonner worked for CISD for 22 years where he met some of his greatest and closest friends. “Granddaddy’s” pride and joy was his grandchildren and great granddaughter. Rickey was saved by God’s grace at Northside Baptist Church at a very young age. He instilled a great love for God to his family. This “Big hearted guy” taught his family how to love each other and Jesus. His family is grateful for his strong quiet faith. He enjoyed time outdoors, his dogs, and playing his steel guitar. He cherished time with his family and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Louise Bonner; his mother-in-law, Irene Terry Brown and sister, Marsha Taylor. He is also survived by his children; Annette Schafer and husband, Carl, Melissa Brooks and husband, Michael and Rickey Bonner, Jr. and wife, Christina, his grandchildren; Joseph Schmidt, Peyton and Austin French, Kailey Bonner, Kaden Brooks, Haley, Tyler and Drake Bonner and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Schmidt.
Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Rick Gazaway officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Schmidt, Stan Lawhon, Pete Putman, Johnny Brown, John Remonte, Carl Schafer, Michael Brooks, Josh Gober and Marcus Blaker. Rickey’s grandsons will be serving as honorary pallbearers.