William E. Bonner, 71, supervisor

August 15, 2006

William E. Bonner, a retired supervisor at McCormick & Co., died of heart failure Aug. 7 at his Oviedo, Fla., home. He was 71.

Born in Williamson, N.C., he later lived in Suffolk, Va., where he attended high school. After serving in the Army, Mr. Bonner moved to Baltimore in 1956. He went to work for the spice company in 1959 and retired in 1996.

In 2002, he and his wife of 47 years, the former Grace Jackson, moved to Florida to be close to their daughter, Cheryl Ireland, and her two sons. In Florida, he became active with the Images of Glory Church in Sanford.

Mr. Bonner was an enthusiastic gardener who took pride in his lawn and flowers, and an avid cook who loved to make leg of lamb.

Funeral services were held yesterday in Oviedo.

In addition to his wife, daughter and grandsons, Mr. Bonner is survived by a son, Stephen Bonner; two brothers, Alexander Bonner of Baltimore and Robert Bonner of Suffolk, Va.; and four sisters, Tillie Bonner and Marie Treadwell, both of Baltimore, Mattie Bonner of Adelphi and Ruth Jones of Suffolk.

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