George Estel Bonney, 97, of Leesburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at his residence.  

He was born on July 29, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas, the son of the late Isaac Bonney and Artie (Loden) Bonney.  

George worked at Hanes Hosiery for over 30 years. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Kernersville, N.C. for over 40 years. He loved people and was always quick to share a joke, making others smile and laugh. He was generous in donating to the local fire and police departments and helping others whenever he could. He also enjoyed listening to music, sewing and spending time with his family and friends.  

George is survived by his daughter, Melissa (Edward) Travis of Leesburg, and a son, Timothy (Ashley) Bertaux of Leesburg; three grandchildren, Roger Hester, Jessica Rogers and Ricky Good; 13 great-grandchildren, Dakota Travis, Katlyn (Hunter) Swaim, Cameron Travis, Anastasia Bertaux, Nathan Travis, Andrew Good, Austin Hester, Aubrey Hester, Elijah Bertaux, Paige Umberger, Eli Bryant, Zoe Bryant and Jordan Elise.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Bonney, on Dec. 17, 2015; and two daughters, Sandy Morris and Patti Bertaux.  

A memorial service will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.  

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