Tony J. Wonacott, 56, passed away on 10/19/2022 while doing what he loved, riding his Harley with friends. Tony was born 2/24/66 in Boise, Idaho to Linda (Conner) Miller and Bill Wonacott. Tony grew up spending a lot of time with his Granny and Grandpa, his siblings Jodi and Kriss and his step-father Jim. In his younger years, he loved boxing and cars. Tony graduated from Meridian High in 1984. In 1990, Tony married the love of his life Colleen. Their son Cody was born in 1991 and daughter Kelsey completed their family in 1993.
Tony began working at Farm Bed Mfg. (later renamed Trinity Trailer) during high school and continued on for 37 years. For the last 6 months he was employed by RSCI. Tony was a master welder, fabricator and supervisor. He taught and mentored many welders over the years and received many chocolate cakes. Tony had a passion for many activities. He especially enjoyed racing at Meridian Speedway, snowmobiling, riding his RZR or his Harley, spending time with loved ones, having gatherings around his fire pit and making people laugh. Tony was very creative and made beautiful metal art. He had a big heart; Tony loved animals, children, his friends and family. He was very approachable and people were drawn to him. Tony had way of making others feel special, he would often spontaneously contact people to let them know what they meant to him and what he appreciated about them.
Tony is probably best known for being FUNNY. He was quick, outrageous, proudly inappropriate and had a bold personality. He was always the life of the party and had a contagious smile. Tony loved making funny videos and pictures for his friends. He would surprise you with off the wall comments or humor at the drop of a hat, and had running jokes with those he loved.
Tony loved his family fiercely. He is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Kelsey, mom Linda (Jim) Miller, and numerous siblings and other family members. Tony was preceded in death by his son Cody in 2020, his Granny and Grandpa, his father Bill, his brother Bobby and his brother-in-law Matt.
Tony’s funeral will be held Friday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m., Meridian Friends Church, 1021 W Pine Ave. A gathering will follow at the Eagles in Boise, 7025 W Overland Rd.
Please remember Tony by being kind to others and treasuring your family and friends.