Harvey W. Bonnell, 95, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Sunday November 14, 2021 at his Charlotte County home with some family and friends present.
Harvey was born on December 11, 1925 in Detroit Michigan to the late Clifford and Mary Bonnell.
Harvey and his wife, Carol, were residents of Florida for twenty-five years coming from Canton, Michigan. Harvey was a loving husband and father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harvey and Carol were married 73+ years.
Harvey was very successful his entire life in manufacturing and precision component machining for numerous industries (aerospace, automotive, defense and the diesel engine). At 54 years of age, he started a precision machining company, Skyway Precision Inc., which began in Michigan in a very small garage sized space with less than ten employees. Over the years since inception, the company continued to thrive and has grown to five plants which are located in Michigan, Wisconsin and South Carolina. Skyway Precision Inc. supplies components to customers such as Cummins Engine and Caterpillar. The company currently employs more than 300 highly skilled employees and remains a well-respected name in the industry.
Harvey was an avid fisherman and traveled to many locations outside of the US such as Costa Rica for large game fish like sailfish and marlin, always for sport catch and release.
Harvey is predeceased by a son, Mark Bonnell in 2017 and his loving wife, Carol Bonnell, February 11, 2020.
Survivors include one daughter Linda (Donald) Hinkle of Fort Pierce, FL; four sons: Gary Bonnell of Commerce Township, MI, Clifford Bonnell of Waterford, MI, William (Deborah) Bonnell of Whitmore Lake MI, Timothy Bonnell of Treasure Island, FL; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Englewood Community Funeral Home with private crematory. 3070 S. McCall Road, Engelwood, Florida 34224. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com.
There will also be a Celebration of Life conducted on December 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at Genitti's Hole in the Wall, 108 E. Main St. Northville, Michigan 48167. Lunch will be served at 12:30 PM.