November 6, 1953 - November 16, 2010 Resided in St. Petersburg, FL
BONSEY, JAMES J. 57, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Loving husband to Debi and father of Vicki, Amy and Leah and devoted son of John and Jean Bonsey. Ace car mechanic, machinist and longtime owner of JB Automotive, Inc. Renowned racecar innovator who invented the Sidewinder formula model and built cars from scratch in his shop. Also a highly accomplished, respected driver on national solo and road-racing circuit. Attended Bishop Barry, married 34 years to H.S. sweetheart Debi. known for warm smile, calm demeanor and caring ways. Served as usher at St. Mary‚Ä(TM)s Catholic Church. Also survived by sons-in-law Steve and A.J., and granddaughter Gianna Maria. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services.