Gary Raymond Bonn

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 10, 1944

Departed on February 8, 2017 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

  • Memorial Mass: St Matthew Catholic Church
    • Saturday March 4, 2017 10:30am
  • Celebration Gathering: The Pavilion at Hapeth
    • Saturday March 4, 2017 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Gary Raymond Bonn, 72 years old, born May 10, 1944, went to his heavenly reward on Wednesday February 8, 2017.

Preceded in death by his mother, Ella Mae Bonn and his father, Edward Thomas Bonn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Gina B. Bonn; brothers Stephen Bonn (Mary), Gabriel Xavier(Bo) Bonn (Sheila); sister Mary B. Clark (Don). Gary was a devoted loving father to his four children, Gregory Bonn, Michael Bonn (Jamie), Suzanne Bonn Hammonds (Dustin), Daniel Bonn (Debbie); three stepchildren, Angela N. Snyder (Scott), Raymond P. Newsom (Lauren) and Amanda N. Volkert (Gable); Gary was well loved and known as "Papaw" to his fifteen grandchildren, Alexander Bonn, Ashley Bonn, Corey Bonn, Miles Bonn, Curry Hammonds, Caden Hammonds, Marnie Bonn, Chauncey Bonn, Sophia Ann Bonn, Isabella Snyder, Nicholas Snyder, Carson Volkert, Knox Volkert, Annabel Newsom and Oak Newsom.

Gary was co-owner and manager of Farm Depot in Fairview, Tennessee for 21 years. Preceding that, he worked as an application engineer and tool and dye maker for G.E. Corporation, Teledyne, RWC and Detroit Tool. Gary was the example of a fine Christian man who went out of his way to assist people in any way he could. He touched the lives of many and will be sorely missed. He left a wonderful legacy to the seven children who has survived him.

A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Matthew Catholic Church. A Celebration Gathering will be from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

6 Comments to Gary Raymond Bonn

  1. Angie Oliphant
    February 10, 2017 7:00 pm

    Gary was a great man and well loved by my family. He was a great mentior for Brandon the 16yrs he worked there. My grandkids always called him the man with the bubblegum and loved going into Farm DePot. Hugs and prayers for all the Bonn family.

  2. Wayne & Doris Beasley
    February 10, 2017 7:16 pm

    Gary was a fine man. When Wayne and I would go in his store he was always happy. Prayers for all of his family.

  3. Donna Coode
    February 11, 2017 4:44 pm

    So sorry Gina and family. Gary was a fellow Louisvillian. He was fun to be around and always had a smile to share. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Grayce McKinney
    February 12, 2017 4:30 pm

    My Dear Gina & Family,

    I did not know Gary, but over the years, I’ve always heard what a wonderful man he was. I remember when you two got married, and how happy he made you and your children. I send you my deepest sympathy for this loss, and the joy he brought to everyone. You are in my thoughts, and I wish for you peace and healing.

    Grayce McKinney

  5. Georgette Therault
    February 13, 2017 12:39 pm

    My heart is broken to hear this news. Hard to put into words our feelings for hiim. One of the nicest, funniest people to meet many moons ago when we first moved to Nashville. Have been praying for him ever since we heard about his CA diagnosis.
    Gina, so glad you and he found each other.

  6. Sue McSwiney
    February 15, 2017 5:02 pm

    Dear Gina,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. I remember your telling some stories of him and the Feed store and how much you loved him, when we worked together in OB. Please accept my sincere condolences for you and your Family. May you feel God’s loving arms around you, that you may know his peace and love through this difficult time.

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