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Funeral services for Robert Jackson Bonner, age 66, a Stigler resident, formerly of Atoka, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021, at the Mallory Chapel, in Stigler.
Interment was in Garland Cemetery, at Stigler.
Services were under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, in Stigler.
Bonner passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at his home, in the Community of Cass.
He was born on July 4, 1954, to Jack and Merline Case-Bonner, at Coalgate.
Bonner grew up in Atoka, and was a graduate of Atoka High School. He held an Aviation, Business Administration, and Accounting Degrees from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He had many interests, but the majority of his career was spent in family business in Southeastern Oklahoma.
He married Donna Kates, on July 20, 1990, in Norman.
They resided in Ada and then Oklahoma City until retirement. When retired they made their home in Cass, where Robert had hobbies of bee keeping, gardening, chickens, and helping his brother-in-law with cattle. He was President of the Keota Senior Citizens and lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved to travel and has been to several countries and all 50 states. He also had a very unique sense of humor and could see the humor in everyday life. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile and kind disposition.
Survivors include her wife, Donna Kates; brother, Charlie Bonner; sister, Jerri Bonner-Gordan; sister-in-law, Lora McDaniel; brother-in-law, Gary Kates and wife, Pat; sister-in-law, Nancy Self and husband, Steve; as well as a host of nieces and nephews; and man’s best friend, his cherished Dachshund, Dorcas.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack and Merline Case-Bonner; two sisters, Frankie Bonner and Cindy Bonner; brothers-in-law, Dr. Tim Gordan and Bud McDaniel; niece, Mary Brook McDaniel and; father and mother-in-law, Charlie and Helen Kates.
Memorial donations can be made for the upkeep to the small community cemetery, that will be his final resting place. Garland Cemetery, in care of First National Bank, P.O. Box 669, Stigler, Oklahoma 74462.