OBITUARY

Mr. William C. Bond Sr.

July 21, 1929September 20, 2010

William C. Bond Sr., 81, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Chattanooga. He was born July 21, 1929, in Chicago. He married Sarah June Stephens in Nashville, TN, on August 22, 1942. They recently celebrated their 58th anniversary. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Tillman and Mary Elizabeth Bond, his infant son, brothers-in-law, Paul Stephens, Jean Stephens, and Roscoe Stephens (Anna Lee). Their marriage was blessed by four children, William Bond Jr. (Rae), Eileen Laudadio (Frank), David Bond (Karla), and an infant son who died at birth. He is survived by grandchildren Daniel Bond, J.D.; John-Michael (Emily) Bond, Shawn Allen, Matthew Bond, Alyson Bond, Vittoria (Dave) Parker, Jennifer Laudadio, M.D., (Ethan Cantwell-Igleheart), and two great-grandchildren, Sophia Faith and Bryce Andrew Parker; and sisters-in-law, Louise Stephens and Elizabeth Stephens Hawke. Bill graduated from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of the Sigma NU Fraternity. Bill worked for Sears across the Southeast from 1952 – 1972. He worked for Southeastern Credit Corporation and Equifax from 1972 to retirement in 1992. He started the first Credit Union at Equifax. Bill and June lived in Jacksonville, Florida and Augusta, Atlanta, Albany, and Marietta, Georgia. They moved to Chattanooga in 1994. Bill was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Augusta and was a deacon at Wieuca Road Baptist in Atlanta. In Chattanooga, Bill joined Ridgedale Baptist Church, where he served faithfully in the Prayer Room and in the Friendship Sunday School Class. Bill fought a courageous fight against Parkinson’s Disease for nearly 18 years, including deep brain stimulation surgery in 2005. Fighting this disease he demonstrated the extraordinary characteristics that were the hallmark of his life: profound faith in God, quiet dignity, a love of his family, a lovely and sometimes unexpected sense of humor, and tenacity and compassion that touched all who knew him. He taught his children and grandchildren many life lessons: Know your Bible and your God; Don’t beat up your sister, she’s your sister for the rest of your life; Prejudice is never acceptable; and Give everything to your family and children. He taught us to face every challenge with courage, dignity, and faith in God. Now we rejoice that he is fully healed and united with his Lord Jesus Christ. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 23, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel with his son, Rev. William Bond Jr., and Pastor, Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will include his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class at Ridgedale Baptist Church. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416; the Ridgedale Baptist Church Faith Building, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421; or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Parkway Plaza, Suite 135, Staten Island, NY 10305-4125. The family wants to express their heartfelt love to those who helped him, Jenny, Lora; Jennifer, his care-giver; Denise, Pat, Rachel, and everyone at NHC Parkwood, and Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 23, 2010
  • Burial Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Lori Roden

September 23, 2010

Dear Bill & Rae, so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you in a very comforting way. Wendell, Josh and I send our condolences.Lori Roden,

September 22, 2010

Sarah June, we are remembering you and your family at this time in prayer.
Sorry that we can not come. Age has a way of doing things that we do not like.
I am not sure that I have your mailing address. God bless you and yours.
John and Irma

September 22, 2010

David and family, and June , I am so sorry for your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time. I know you have many wonderful memories to carry you through this time. Thinking of you, Pat Rice Taylor, Cumming, Ga.

Bob Cooper

September 22, 2010

June and Family : I was so shocked to read of Bill's passing to His Heavenly Father. He was truly an honorable man. I Praise God that HE allowed our paths to cross. Bill taught me so much at Equifax for the many years we worked together (1985--1994) . Please be assured, Bill is in God's Loving, Caring Arms. He ran a hard race of life and now is at Peace, and rest . May Scriptures bring you comfort and peace for the days ahead : John 14: 1- 6 .. Bob Cooper Decatur, Ga

September 21, 2010

With heartfelt condolences. (John 11:24)

M Harris, Conyers,GA

Stephens Parks

September 21, 2010

Sarah June & Family, 09/21/10

So sorry for the passing of Bill. Please know many Stephens & Bramblett relatives send their heartfelt sympathies, prayers & love to all of you. Bill is in God's hands & care & surely is at rest. Please accept sincere condolences from the Lem & Mary Stephens Parks Family. May God continue to hold each & all of you very close to Him. I thank our Lord for the good life of Bill Bond, Sr.

September 21, 2010

Dave, my heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family during this time of mourning. From reading about your father, you were truly blessed to have such a strength of character to help guide you in your physical, emotional, and spiritual development throughout your life. While you mourn his passing, take comfort in knowing he is at peace.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Paige Mizak

September 21, 2010

Sarah June sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You will be in our
thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Peggy Parks Bryan

Jolene Risko

September 21, 2010

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill for years at Equifax and thought that he was a wonderful person. I have thought of him often over the years. I know he loved his family very much.

Kathy Wells

September 21, 2010

Dearest June and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he is rejoicing to be in his new body. I could never say how grateful I am for your friendship when my Mom was there at NHC. You were such a blessing to me. I don't know what I would have done without you. I hope you are able to get some good rest and take care of yourself for a while. You have been an amazing wife and an example for all of us. I love you, Kathy Jennings Wells 104 Charping Lane Anderson, SC 29621