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Michael “Doc” Bonnett

d. May 2, 2022

Michael “Doc” D. Bonnett, age 65, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, May 2,2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on April 3,1957 in Springfield, the son of William and Mary Alice (Anderson) Bonnett.

Doc worked for AT&T for over 40 years, after retiring he work part-time as a postal contractor.

He would also help a friend during farming season.

Mike graduated from Pleasant Plains Class of 1975.  In his spare time he liked hanging out with friends, singing Karoke and had the love of his 2 dogs, Annie and Louie. Mike was an avid Cardinal fan that was his #1 team.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Mary Bonnett, Sr. of Pleasant Plains; four brothers, William Bonnett, Jr. of Ashland, Tom (wife, Lori) Bonnett of Sherman, Richard (wife, Sheri) of Middletown, Daniel Bonnett of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one sister, Judy (husband Gene) Brannan of Greenview.  Mike also has loving aunt and uncles, lots of cousins, and loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces & nephews who will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Helen (Smith) Bonnett and George Anderson and Alice (Bee) Anderson-Huber.

Visitation for Mike will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 10:00 until time of funeral services at 12:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Keith Masten officiating.

Burial will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater.

Memorial contributions can be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. I was truly shocked and saddened after hearing of Mike’s passing. My heart goes out to Mike’s family and all of the lives he touched.

  2. Sending condolences from the Carlinville Post Office employees. Mike always served us well and he will be missed.

  3. Mike was the Best. He worked for me driving contract mail. He was one of the greatest guys I knew. He always had a helping hand. He loved his friends immensely. He sang karaoke for me one night when we went out. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. His family especially his parents he loved more than anything. Rest In Peace Mike ❤️

  4. My sympathies for your family. Michael was such a talented gentleman – I enjoyed our conversations. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Our sincerest condolences, on behalf of Enidan Enterprises, LLC. Mike was an extremely dedicated & loyal employee, who provided us with excellent customer service. He was a vital part of our work family and will be notably missed.

    Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal | Isaiah 35:10

  6. Such a shock to learn of Mike’s passing. He was always a really pleasant person. I knew Mike for well over 50 years dating back to his pre high school days at Pleasant Plains where I was a teacher and principal. There was always a smile on his face. I never remember him having an unkind word to say about anyone, I will remember Mike and his entire family in my prayers and ask God to grant all the blessing of His Peace.

  7. I am so sad to hear that Mike passed. My condolences to the family. He was a great friend and fun to be around. We had many good times growing up. Never to be forgotten. Always in our hearts.

  8. My deepest condolences to the Bonnett family. Met Mike at work when we were Illinois Bell Telephone. He has always been such a friendly, kind and generous soul. Very sorry to hear of his passing Rest in peace Mike! You will be sadly missed.

  9. Met mike at the Phone company he was always such a real person and funny also He did alot to organize the yearly Bell bowling tournaments,,he will be sadly missed and was such a awesome human being

  10. Remembering our dear friend & co-worker. The sweetest, funniest, most giving person we know. Mike has left us with a tapestry of colorful memories we will cherish forever in our hearts.

    Greg, Bridget, Karen & Kalyn Lambert.

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