Charles Bonin
October 14, 1939  -  August 20, 2018

Charles Bonin

Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Thursday, August 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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St. Paul Lutheran Church
801 East Main Street
Bishop, TX  78343
Friday, August 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Charles Davis Bonin, age 78, went to be with our Lord on August 20, 2018. Known to his loved ones as “Charlie,” he was born on October 14, 1939 in Ville Platte, LA to Voorhies Bonin and Lois Pullen Bonin. Charlie was a resident of Bishop, TX. He also spent 21 years in the military with three in the Marines and 18 in the Army with tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Berlin; retiring as a Captain. Charlie enjoyed gardening, cooking, photography, and woodworking. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, was loved by many, and will be greatly missed.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents and his son Mark Bonin. He is survived by his wife Joy “Mickey” Bonin, his brothers Gene Bonin, Perry Bonin and his wife Gale, his sons Walt Kupke and his wife Dayna, Karl Kupke and his wife Ann, Kenneth Kupke and his wife Heidi, 11 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, on August 23, 2018 at Turcotte Piper Mortuary. Funeral Services will be presided by Pastor Matthew Ulmer and held on August 24, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 801 East Main Street, Bishop, Texas, at 10 a.m. with an interment to follow at Concordia Cemetery in Bishop, Texas. Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.


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  1. Janet M. Hodgson
    Peoria, AZ

    I will never forget Charlie, he was my late husband's best friend, they served together in the Marine Corp. and then both joined the Army. Charlie had such a great personality, he will certainly be missed. I am blessed to have known him.

  2. Sandra B. lanclos
    Arnaudville, LA

  3. Leigh State Elwing
    Bend, OR

    Charlie will be so missed. He was such a sweet, happy and funny man... so genuine, and such a great story teller. I felt honored to know him and be a part of his extended family, thanks to Mark. I believe they are together now, and Mickey has two angels looking out for her now. And heaven must be dancing with their combined charisma! We'll forever miss them both. I'm sending love, prayers, and strength to Mickey.

  4. Everett & Nancy Golden
    Driscoll, TX

  5. Sal & Lynn Salazar
    San Antonio, TX

    We were blessed to have known Charlie and proud to consider him part of our family. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Kristina Kupke
    Canyon Lake, TX

    We will miss you Grandpa! Thank you for all your stories, love and guidance. Your legacy will live on through years to come!!

  7. Ronnie Richard
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Charley is my cousin also a very good friend. We spent many times together in New Iberia and Baton Rouge. He always had that infectious smile that made many friends.

  8. Michael and Laura (Buckley) Cowan
    Pflugerville, TX

    Mickie and Family,
    our deepest condolences to you on the loss of this great man. Sending love and prayers your way.

  9. Richard and Mary Schrader
    Kingsville, TX

    So sorry to read that Charles passed away. You and your family are in our prayers. Mary

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