Jack Rodney “Rod” Bonner • August 9, 2021



Jack Rodney “Rod” Bonner, age 78 of Milton, Florida passed away on August 9, 2021. He was born in Memphis, Texas to Olen Jack Bonner and Johnnie Mae Weatherly.

Rod loved his Family, his Country and Auburn Football. He was employed by American Cyanamid – Cytec/Sterling Fibers as a millwright for over 40 years and was a member of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Rod coached youth t-ball, baseball and football for over 10 years.

Rod was preceded in death by his parents, Olen & Johnnie Bonner; and his brother Johnny Mack Bonner.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret “Ann” Bonner; his daughters, DeLana B. Drummond (Mike) and Stephanie B. Rowland; his son, Jack Rodney “Rod” Bonner II (Ashley); 6 grandchildren, Dustin Drummond, Darby Rowland, Amber D. Setian (Andrew), Devon R. Johnson, Madyson Bonner, and Cameron Bonner; 4 great-grandchildren, Daryk Bonner Rowland, Bo Rodney Johnson, Anna Grace Johnson, Emmie James Setian; 3 sisters, Olene Cox, Jean Boudwin and Gloria Dehon; and his companion, Daisy.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on Sunday, August 15, 2021 beginning at 11:30AM, followed by a service at 12:00PM. Interment will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Pastor Doug Rhodes will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be; Rod Bonner, Mike Drummond, Cameron Bonner, Kevin Higginbotham, Aaron Gardner, John Paul Rhodes, Jody Bonner and Kieran Crowe and Honorary Pallbearers will be; Daryk Bonner Rowland, Mike Brown, George Garrett, Andy Lashley, Chad Daffren, Graham Pearce.

Masks will be required during the visitation and service at the family’s request.

The family would like to thank all of the families, friends, & co-workers who have called, provided food, sent messages and texts checking on our family and to see what they could do for us. For all the many people near and far who prayed for us and with us this past week and who continue to pray for our peace, comfort, and strength, we are truly grateful.

  1. Wyatte Golson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers ♥️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Betty Arrant says:

    Your notice left me in shock. I know it has been many years since we have seen Rod but we remember him as a very young man who coached our boy on the little league football team. We love you Ann and will be praying for you during this difficult time.

  3. Sharon Lucas Owens says:

    Rod and Family, Don and I are sorry for your loss.

  4. Penny McWhorter Hammock says:

    May God wrap His loving arms around each and every family member and friends of Rod. He will be surely missed by sweet Ann and his family.
    My prayers are with you.🙏
    I am sending my thoughts and prayers
    ~Penny~

  5. Paula Bonner says:

    Sending hugs and prayers for all of the family at this time of sorrow.

  6. Linda Harrison says:

    Oh Ann, Rod and family! I just heard about Rods passing away and my heart aches for each and every one of you during this difficult time! I remember Rod as always having a smile and pleasant countenance about him. I know that not a day will go by that you won’t miss him but time will heal your broken hearts slowly. I’ll be praying for Gods strength in the days ahead.🙏Sending you a big hug and much love❣️ Linda Harrison

  7. Shannon Wilson says:

    Sending our thoughts and prayers from Kentucky. Sorry to read of loss of Rod. Love Shannon Galbreath Wilson

  8. Judy Bonifay says:

    God has been putting you and your family on my heart so strongly especially today. You are continually on my heart as, I pray for Jesus to put His loving arms around you, giving you His love, strength, comfort and healing for your broken heart. Our deepest sympathy and love, Steve and Judy Bonifay

  9. Marie says:

    Oh Ann, what can I say that you dont already know.? Your entire family has been such a joy to so many, many , people. I love you dearly andI always enjoyed Rods humour and laughter❤️ . Please just know youare on my mind and in my daily prayers

  10. Kevin Wilson says:

    My condolences on the passing of Coach Bonner. Hew was a great friend to my dad Dennis, and your family has been a blessing to us family for many decades. Rod will be missed by everyone. God Bless you and your family at this time. Kevin Wilson

  11. Cedric Savage says:

    Rod, sorry to hear of your loss brother. Sending prayers, strength and peace to you and the rest of your family for the days ahead.

    ~ The Savage Family

  12. Jeffery Hughes says:

    Ann, we are so sorry for your loss. Just know you can trust in God to get you and your family through this horrible passing. May the Lord walk and be with you every step of the way. We will be saying prayers for you and your family for healing and love through this extremely hard time. God bless you and your family.

  13. Steve Morgan says:

    Rod, I’m sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in our prayers. 🙏

  14. Becky Mulford says:

    My prayers and love are with all of your beautiful family. Even though it’s been several years, I loved Mr. Rod. He always went out of his way to be kind to me and encourage me. I always admired how much he loved Mrs Ann and his family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Love you all

  15. Karen says:

    Ann, l’am so sorry for your loss. Rod was one of the kindest man l knew, never have l been to your home that Rod was there with a big hug and how are you doing. I know how much this hurts wright now, with gods love you and your family will make it thought. Love you🙏🏻♥️🙏🏻♥️

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