Brian Charles Bonner, 66 of Edgewater, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021. Brian was born in Flint, Michigan and moved with his family to Edgewater, Florida in 2001. Brian was a graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Law Enforcement. He spent many years working at McLaren Hospital (Flint, MI) in various roles and was also a small business owner. He most recently worked as a Campus Security Officer at Daytona State College. Brian was a loving father and his daughters were the joy of his life. He was caring, loyal, and very generous. While he was a man of few words, he was always ready to contribute to the conversation with his dry sense of humor. Brian found enjoyment in the simple things in life, mostly in spending time with his grandsons, playing Yahtzee and being perpetually early.
He is survived by his mother, Ella Bonner of Swartz Creek, Michigan; brother, Paul Bonner (Kathy) of Grand Blanc Michigan; daughters Hilary Bartholdson (Rob) of New Smyrna Beach and Breque Burkhead (Tyler) of Orlando; Grandsons Theo and Jude; many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Bonner and brother Patrick Bonner.
A funeral in his honor will be held on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Society 1 N Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. Visitation 1:00pm, Service 2:00pm.
Your friend forever, Mark Beckner
Picture of my roommate in college, Brian Bonner. Rest in Peace Brian.
It was a pleasure to know Brian for the last nine years while working at Daytona State College he was a special person, he formed a bond with my now 18 year old son and even brought him back some small items when he traveled to China. Thank you so much Brian
Paul & Jonathan Barnett
Picture of Brian Bonner that I took at work, (Campus Safety).
Picture of Brian Bonner that I took at work, (Campus Safety). Hope you all enjoy.
It was such a great pleasure for me to have met you here, and worked with you at Daytona State College Campus Safety.
We had some good times, shared some great laughs, and broke a lot of bread together many times over the years.
We've shared BBQ's, and Hot Wings, and occasionally some frosty cold cheers too.
Seemed like we always took turns cracking jokes and making each other laugh, while making other people around us either laugh as well, or shake their heads in disbelief. No matter how serious life could get for all of us, whatever we did, or whenever we got together, we always did it with humor and laughter in the mix. (You and I always agreed that it was the best medicine around).
You will be missed my friend, but never forgotten.
Good men are rare these days, but you were one of the best that I have ever met, and I'm grateful for that.
Until we meet again, I will do my best to keep them laughing here.
Rest Peacefully brother.
Forever your friend,