Mr. Sons died Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Bradford Heights in Hopkinsville.
He was a retired postal worker and farmer. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Cerulean Baptist Church where he had served as deacon for 50 years, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, chairman of the deacons and church treasurer. He was a past board member of the Trigg County Board of Education, a 50-year member of Cerulean Masonic Lodge No. 875, where he had served as a past master, past board member of the Farm Bureau board of directors. He was an inaugural member of the Trigg County Football Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy Broadbent Sons of Cerulean; one son and friend Jerry Sons and Lisa Guinn of Cadiz; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Stevie Butts of Cadiz; one sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Joe Guess of Cadiz; sister-in-law Evelyn Sons of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Buddy and Joyce Broadbent of Cerulean; two grandchildren, Samantha Butts and Jeremy Butts; one niece, Debra Sons Smith of Moore, Okla.; three nephews, Steve Guess of Bowling Green, Dr. John Broadbent of Paducah and Jeff Broadbent of Cerulean.
He wa preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie R. Sons, Sr., and Eleanor Noel Sons, and one brother, Lonnie Sons, Jr.
Serving as active pallbearers were Dr. John Broadbent, Jeff Broadbent, Mike McGill, Steve Guess, Alan Emerson, Jimmy Hart, Mike Bowers and Kent Blanks. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Billy Turner, Willie Wilson, Bill Marshall, Joe Taylor, David Redman, Sr., Jon Everett Shepherd, Jamey Guinn, Clarence Grigsby, James Butts, Earl Harris, James Lander, Eugene Wilson, Ronnie Bell, The Rev. Henry Ramey and Harlon “Teet” McCain.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cadiz Gideon Camp, PO Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211, or Alzheimers Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Eulogies were provided by Stevie Butts, Mike McGill, Mike Bowers, Jeff Broadbent and Jimmy Hart. Music was provided by grandchildren, Jeremy and Samantha Butts, vocalists, as well as Karen Shepherd, Dorris McGill, Lela Grigsby and Cheryl Bowers, vocalists, and Grace Turner, pianist. Alan Emerson played “Taps” at the committal service.