"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Jennings “Gene” Bond, 79, of Wichita Falls, died Friday, September 16, 2011.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home with Joe Glenn, Larry Suttle and Johnny Bond officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
A son of the late Janie (McClure) and Johnny T. Bond, Gene was born on May 14, 1932, in Stigler, Oklahoma. He was a member of 10th and Broad Church of Christ. Gene served with the United States Air Force for four years during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW #8878, also serving as Commander, and later #2147. He was a member of the Military Order of the Cooties and Eagles. Gene served as District Commander of the VFW District 15 and as State Service Officer of the Texas VFW. He also served as secretary/treasurer of the Eagles Lodge.
Gene devoted 40 years to Sand Beach Skate and Swim. Many children grew up under his watchful eye, making laps at the rink or swimming at the pool. Gene’s dream of a safe and fun place for kids created lots of memories.
Gene was also preceded in death by brothers, Utah F. Bond, Verle Bond, J.D. Bond and Allen Bond. Survivors include wife, Gloria Bond, of Wichita Falls; sons, Kenneth Bond and wife, Tonya, of Holliday and Johnny Bond and wife, Dawn, of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Chance Bond, Braeden Bond and Sarah Bond of Holliday, Dalton Bond and Rebekah Bond of Wichita Falls; sisters; Kathleen Montagna, of Madera, California, Delma Jean Sivils, of Sacremento, California and Palestine “Pal” Leonard and husband, Thomas, of Federal Way, Washington.
For those desiring, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or Church of Christ Student Center at 10th and Broad Church of Christ.
The family will receive friends and family from 7 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.