Mr. Bryan Richard “Ricky” Bonnell, age 56, of Trenton, FL, passed away on November 3, 2021, at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville after an extended illness. He was born on January 21, 1965, in Gainesville to John and Dorothy (O’Quin) Bonnell. He grew up in Gilchrist County and was a 1984 graduate of Trenton High School. Ricky was a dedicated loving husband father, “Big Daddy”, brother and had a passion for helping those in need. In 1998, Ricky opened his own business, Bonnell and Sons Forestry Services, which he owned and operated until the time of his passing. When he wasn’t in the woods, he enjoyed spending time with his family and working on the farm. Ricky was a member of the Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Ricky is survived by his wife of 34 years, Belinda (Gonzales) Bonnell of Trenton; his sons, Julian (Lacee) Bonnell of Chiefland, Emanuel (Christine) Bonnell of High Springs, and Korie Bonnell of Trenton; his grandchildren, Kayla, Jayden, Aubree, and Hailee all of High Springs; siblings, Marianne (Casey) Carlisle of Trenton and Edwin (Deanna) Bonnell of Ocala; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins also survive.
A funeral to honor Ricky’s life will be held on Saturday, November 6, at 10:00 am at Center Hill Church of Christ. His interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, November 5, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Watson-Milton Funeral Home. His services will be officiated by his brother, Edwin Bonnell. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 352-463-8888. www.WatsonMilton.com
In lieu of food, the family respectfully asks that if you want to serve them during this time, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Ricky’s honor.