Ernest Patrick Bond

November 10, 1936February 21, 2013

Ernest Patrick (Pat) Bond 1936 – 2013

Ernest Patrick (Pat) Bond, 76, died February, 21, 2013 at Courtyards of Pasadena. Pat was born November 10, 1936 in Goose Creek, Texas, later re-named Baytown, to Clifford Myrick (Sparky) Bond and Jean Ray Bond.

Pat attended Robert E. Lee High School where as a member of the 1955 track team, he helped lead his team to a state championship. Pat attended the University of Texas and completed his degree in Marketing Administration in 1959. At UT, he joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and Longhorn Singers. Later in life he participated in many church choirs. Pat’s first business venture was a very successful sandwich cart in the dorm hallways of the University.

Following graduation, Pat returned to Baytown and joined the sales department of the Humble Oil and Refining Company, later Exxon. While attending Army Reserve Training Camp in Petersburg, VA, he met his future wife, Jo Anne Halloway. They were married August 5, 1961, and later divorced. Pat and JoAnne were blessed with a son, Joseph Patrick (Joe) Bond and a daughter, Nancy Sheally (Bond) Venezia.

In 1968, Pat earned his real estate license and joined his father as Director of Residential Sales for the See Bond Realty Company. After his divorce, Pat moved to La Porte, Texas and started Pat’s Courier Service, a successful courier business with a long list of law firm clients. When technology erased the need to deliver documents in person, ever the entrepreneur, Pat delivered prescription drugs instead.

A life-long Texan, friends and family were Pat’s primary focus. Pat was a gifted writer who wrote and emceed many a roast for those lucky enough to be his friend. He never forgot a birthday, loved to share his positive platitudes, thoughts and memories.

Pat is survived by his son Joe Bond (Cindy), and daughter, Nancy Venezia, and grandchildren, Ethan, Peyton and Kyle Bond and NicoVenezia. half-sisters, Donna Darlene Hood (Maury) and Bonnie Vale Huett, sister-in-law Mignon Bond, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Ray Jacobs, step-father, Jack Jacobs father Clifford Myrick Bond, step-mother Mildred Bond and two brothers, James Ray Bond and Wallace Clifford Bond.

Visitation will be at Earthman Funeral Home Sunday, February, 24th from 3-6pm. A Celebration of Life and graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, February 25, at Sterling White Cemetery.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 25, 2013

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February 26, 2013

"I am very saden by Pat's leaving us. I missed his hungry face and his quick stop at Krogers for the potato salad at the Christmas Social at Bay Pointe this year. He never failed to show up where food was involved with a big smile on his face. I am sorry I missed his services, but I just received the notice. We wish you good bye Pat and we will miss you." Maggie Anderson, Bay Pointe Town Homes & Editor of Around La Porte

February 26, 2013

I met Pat in 7th grade homeroom at Horace Mann Jr High School. We were closer friends in jr high, but I always considered him a good friend. I looked forward to seeing him at the high school reunions. I don't think he missed a single one until 2010.

He is missed.

Robert Boucher

Jeanne Morlan

February 26, 2013

I was saddened to read, too late to attend services, of Pat's passing. He lived down the street from me on North Jones when we were growing up. At the University of Texas, he asked me to teach him and a fraternity brother how to do the soft-shoe to a topical parody of "Carolina in the Morning". They used it in the Round-up competition and, if memory serves, won first place.
Though our paths hadn't crossed in some time, I remember him fondly for his friendliness and good humor.
Please accept my condolences.
Jeanne Marie (Raney) Morlan

Martha Page (& Dave) Merrell

February 26, 2013

We pray that the family will be blessed in this time of transition. We know Pat will be missed. The class of 55 feels this loss as well. May the Lord guide the family to be blessings to each other.

February 26, 2013

I remember Pat as "Mr. Personality." I knew him first in elementary school. I
remember what a good time we had working
on the high school yearbook together.
My sympathy to the family,
Julia Ann (Bonner) Council

charles hillis

February 25, 2013

Pat was not so big in statue, but he was big every where else. he was my best friend in high school and I suspect that he was a lot of guys best friend.. he would stay with you through thick and thin. he was a real competitor - all 140 pounds of him. he also seamed to have touble with girl friends-they changed a lot. I am sure that his kids and grand kids will really miss him. charles hillis

Lori Pitts

February 25, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.