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  • Robert Ray Bonar, 83, of Ravenswood

  • Robert Ray Bonar, 83, of Ravenswood, WV. passed away on September 13, 2012 at Hubaard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
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  • Robert Ray Bonar, 83, of Ravenswood, WV. passed away on September 13, 2012 at Hubaard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
    He was born October 29, 1928 He was born on a large dairy farm in Murraysville, WV to Nelson Edward Bonar and Ada Mae Polk Bonar.
    He was employed as a railroad worker and was a member of the Teamsters Union, and later retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood as a Millwright. He graduated with the class of ‘48 from Ravenswood High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War.
    After leaving the service, he entered Marshall College on a football scholarship. He faithfully attended sporting events at Ravenswood High School. He was a lifetime member of Coleman Chapel Church, and also a member of Ravenswood VFW Post 6669. He loved singing.
    Survivors: Daughters: Joyce Hill and husband Randy M. Hill, Evans, WV, and Sharon Pease, Millwood, WV; Sons: Jim Bonar and wife Drema, and Don Bonar, all of Fairplain, WV
    Grandchildren: Amy Jo Whited, Brieanna K. Hill, Jacob S. Bonar, Katrina D. Hill, Robert John Pease, Alexander B. Hill, and Jacob Lucas.
    Brothers: William “Bill” Bonar, Parkersburg, WV, Jack Bonar, Jackson, Miss., and Dr. Daniel “Don” Bonar and wife Marty, Granville, OH; Brother-in-law: William “Bus” Davis, Vienna, WV. Many Special Nieces and Nephews
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ruth Ann Sullivan Bonar; brother, Nelson Edward Bonar; sister, Dorothy Davis, and granddaughter, Ashly May Bonar.
    The service is Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV
    Minister Reverend John Frum is officiating.
    Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, with grave side military rites provided by Ravenswood VFW Post 6669.
    Friends may visit the family at Roush Funeral Home on Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 4 pm.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by email at roush94@yahoo.com or on our website at www.roushfuneralhome.com.
     
     

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