Obituary of Bonnie Choate
Bonnie “RED” Choate, 93, went peacefully to his final resting place on Sunday, April 30 th , 2023. He was born in Fountainhead, Tennessee on October 5, 1929, to James and Gertie Choate. Besides his parents, he was proceeded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Choate, three brothers, including his twin Lonnie, James “Bud”, and Eugene Choate, and his sister Margaret Moore.
Red lived in the Indianapolis area most of his life, and worked for Bridgeport Brass for 33 years. He enjoyed a long 39 years of retirement. During this time he went camping; travelling with his wife, and spent time with his grandsons. He loved gardening, working on his house, and was a huge race fan. Red loved to cook. He often baked zucchini bread to give out to his many friends and family. He was a hardworking man and will be missed greatly by everyone.
He is survived by one brother, Bill Choate (Callie), his two sons, Steve (Lori) Choate, and David (Linda) Choate. Also surviving are his grandsons Michael Choate, Christopher Choate, and Dustin Choate, and his two step-grandchildren Melissa DeBlieck and Eric DeBlieck, as well as his sweet; precious great-granddaughter, Olivia Choate.
The visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2023 at Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46224. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A procession to the burial and a short service will be held at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, Indiana.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Springs of Mooresville and IU Health Hospice for taking care of Red in his final days.
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