Charles "BoBo" Dones

Charles “BoBo” Dones, 87, widower of Lucy Bradshaw Dones, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. He was born in Illinois and raised in Louisville, KY to the late Roy and Grace Shain Dones on February 16, 1935. Bo was a veteran of the United States Army and a Union Iron Worker and a member of Local 70 for 67 years. He worked on several steel construction projects across Kentucky and the United States, including one of the original I-75 Clays Ferry Bridges which was constructed in the 1960s. He loved to fish, hunt, play golf, and play pool, He also cooked the most amazing BBQ Ribs, and man could he raise some tomatoes.  But most importantly he loved his family and he loved telling his stories which some would say could have been a tad bit exaggerated.  He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Mistie (Robert) English, Nicholasville; 2 Grandsons, Bobby English, and Kelly Merrell; great-granddaughter, Claudia (Michael) Carlton; 2 great great grandchildren, several neices and nephews, plus 2  bonus children, Juanita and George Dailey, lifelong best friend, Bob Crabb, and his beloved granddogEskamo. Eska was the only dog in the world that loved daddy and he loved her just as much.   In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his son, William Merrell; sister, Nancy Goff; and brothers, LeRoy Dones and Robert Keith Dones.  

Additional survivors include the residents and all the staff at Bridgepoint.  Bo was the Mayor at Bridgepoint and he loved each and every person up there.  Our family can't say Thank you enough to everyone that has taken care of him over the past 6 years.  Always remember "Don't let anyone sit at his table".  

Daddy also loved hats so feel free to wear your favorite hat!  

 Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing. Rev. George Dailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as casketbearers will be Doug Goff, Freddie Bradshaw, Carl Bradshaw, James (Jazz) Baker, Dominic Ferguson, Lucien Edward Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Crabb, Don Wells and Jim Peyton. Following the burial, the family will have a reception back at the Legacy Center from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Visitation will be from 11 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Belgian Malinois Rescue https://www.malinoisrescue.org/info/donate  and or Kentucky Sports Radio Flood Relief Fund  https://www.kychamber.com/ksrfloodrelief