George Ernest “Bud” Chestnut

April 2, 1940 - February 1, 2020

Chestnut, George E. “Bud” died peacefully at the Hope Hospice house in Fort Myers, FL on Saturday, February 1, 2020 after a brave battle with Cancer. He was born on April 2, 1940 in Elkhart, IN, the fifth of six children.

George graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dayton, OH. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958 thru 1962 and had been employed by General Motors (Delphi Harrison Systems) for 33 years until retiring in 1999. George was a lifetime member of the Masonic Temple, Disabled Veterans, and VFW.

In 2010, George and wife, Bonnie moved from Springfield, OH to Fort Myers, FL. George was an avid wood carver and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered for his wood carving ability; his gentle, pleasant personality; and being a great advisor to the lucky people in his life.

Surviving family members include his wife of 24 years, Bonnie L. (Bond) Chestnut; two children, Douglas E. Chestnut (Linda) of Sterling, VA, and Shari B. Chestnut of Bellbrook, OH; three stepchildren, Tim A. Schuler (fiancé, Kimberly Cartwright) of Urbana, OH, Terri A. Arnold of Springfield, OH, and Tonya A. Bailey of Westerville, OH; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; two brothers and their spouses, John R. Chestnut (Judy) of Carrollton, OH, and Dennis E. Chestnut (Wanda) of Huber Heights, OH; family pet, Johnny; as well as several nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Martha B. (Miller) Chestnut; a brother, William (Randy) Chestnut; two sisters, Patricia Le Donna and Maryanne Mix.

A private service will be held at the family’s convenience.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Christi Feb 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Uncle Bud

    I love you and will miss you.
    I know you are now up there with my mom and dad having fun reminiscing about the trips and all the fun you guys used to have together.


    Christi Todd (LeDonne)

  2. Denise Culp Feb 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    So sorry for your families loss.

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