Lane Lindsay Bonner III

April 25, 1961October 12, 2020

Lane Lindsay Bonner III went to his eternal rest October 12, 2020 in Charlottesville, VA. Born April 25, 1961 in Charleston, SC, Lane graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy then earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major from the University of Virginia. He then earned his master’s degree from Syracuse University followed by his Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He led a successful career as a commercial real estate developer and manager in Charlottesville and had retired from HasBrouck Management. Lane loved the outdoors and was an expert white-water kayaker. He also enjoyed mountain biking and travelling. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved sons. He is survived by those sons Lane Lindsay Bonner IV and Jon William Bonner. He is also survived by his wife of 25 years Beth Bonner as well as his mother Elaine Bonner (Gene Kizer) and siblings Catherine Bonner Johnson (Bobby), Elizabeth Bonner Colwell (John), and David Rives Bonner (Cheri). He was preceded in death by his father Lane Lindsay Bonner junior. Arrangements were private. Since Lane volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, 919 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903, donations in his memory would be welcome.


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Kathy Scurry

October 22, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Bonner family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Lane!!

Kathy and Johnny Scurry & Family

Bill Kanapaux

October 21, 2020

Lindsay was one of my best friends in fifth grade, and I have no doubt his life was shaped by Mrs. Benedict as much as mine was. We went to separate schools after that but then both ended up at Exeter for the same three years. It was an amazing coincidence. The last time I saw him was on Folly Beach, with his mom. He had just returned from the Phillipines and was planning to move back to Charlottesville. He's someone I've always held in high regard, and I can only imagine the loss for those closest to him. My condolences to the family.

Kenneth Wilson

October 20, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Bonner family. Lane, I am really going to miss you.

Samantha Masone

October 19, 2020

Kite surfing and The Four Agreements, Beam & ginger, Lane & Beth - two of my favorite bar customers of all time. I’ll carry the memories of the conversations and laughs we shared and hold you both in my hearts. Fairfarren, Lane 💔

Sarah and Hossein Haj-Hariri

October 19, 2020

My memories of Lane go back to the late 90’s when I was working in the building on Emmett at AACE, owned by the Bonners. Sometimes I saw Lane in passing, and he brightened my days. Always friendly and smiling, and we had pleasant exchanges saying “Hello.” Sometimes, I went to the Bonner’s Office to bring various things from my boss. I was so shy and nervous around men, having run from an abusive engagement, and he was kind and not intimating.
And my current husband, Hossein, knew Lane. Hossein was buying commercial Real Estate from the 1990s in Charlottesville until, well he still is. He liked Lane and admired him. Gabe introduced them, and Gabe.worked on various real estate projects with Hossein.
So, this morning when I sat at the breakfast table, I realized Hossein was crying, and he told me what happened. I cried as well, led a prayer, and lit a white candle.
We are praying for your family. It’s a healing process for you. I am so very sorry
I am sure you all loved Lane and would have done anything to help him. Our Society does not talk enough about these cases, but we need to. But please don’t blame yourselves. Ever. The human psyche is complex, we perceive differently. We are all mysteries.
Love, Sarah and Hossein

David Fisher

October 17, 2020

One of the most engaging & singularly unique individuals that I have had the pleasure knowing. Great memories.

Thinking of your family.

Harris Haynie

October 15, 2020

I've had many a fun day with Lane over the years on the river and on the bike. He always had a story to tell and an exuberant smile on his face. Just a few weeks ago, during covid - when an elbow bump is likely the most contact one would expect - Lane greeted me with a warm hug. I'll certainly hold many good memories of our time together. My condolences to Beth and the boys.

Whitney Sprinkle

October 15, 2020

James and I are so incredibly sad to hear about Lanes’ passing. We would be grateful to be able to attend any service in his memory. We loved him and would be honored to be able to celebrate his life


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