Donald Lee Bonnewell

06/02/2013 12:00 AM

06/02/2013 12:11 AM

Donald Lee Bonnewell, 65, of Apex, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at WakeMed in Raleigh.

Don was born in Norfolk, VA on June 3, 1947. He retired from NC State Bookstores in 2007 as the Assistant Director - Book Division Manager. Don's enthusiasm for books and "Book People" led him to serve on the board and as President of the College Stores Association of North Carolina.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Alvah Perry Franklin Bonnewell; and brother Al Bonnewell.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen Kelly Bonnewell; mother, Doris Freeman Bonnewell; son, Ross Kelly Bonnewell and his wife, Meredith. Don is also survived by his loving friends from "Space Pie".

A celebration of Don's life will be held at 1pm Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Ritter Park, 301 Lochmere Drive West, Cary, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Don would encourage casual attire because he always appreciated a good party.

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