"Dignity without Compromise"
Bob (Bobby) Orval Bond
Bob (Bobby) Orval Bond went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 13, 2007 at his home in Beggs. He was born January 25, 1939 in Enid, Oklahoma to Orval R. and Maxine (Pritchard) Bond. Bob spent his childhood on his family farm at Canton, Oklahoma. Bob gave his heart to the Lord and was Baptized on April 21, 1957. He was a faithful member of the New Beginnings Church of God in Okmulgee. Bob served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1977, serving on the U.S.S. Paul Revere APA248, U.S.S. Whitstone LSD-27, and U.S.S. Newport LST 1179. Bob served as a Navy Diver, Ship Fitter, Supervisor of the Repair Team on ship underwater repairs and served in Vietnam. He was also a shop instructor, engineering officer and retired as CWO3 Chief Warrant Officer. Bob attended night college classes and weekend classes and graduated at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater with a Teaching Degree and Metalargy Engineer Associate. He operated a pecan farm for two years near Bartlesville while attending college. Bob taught for ten years at Oklahoma North West Ag Vocational School in Fairfield, Oklahoma.
Bob was a 32 degree Mason and owned and operated A-1 Oil Operations Company and Peaceful Acres RV Park. Bob was an outdoor person and loved to Deer, Turkey and Quail hunt throughout his life.
Bob is survived by his wife, Linda J. Bond of the home, mother, Maxine Pritchard Bond of Beggs, a son, Jeffery W. Bond of Michigan, brother and sister-in-law, Roy G. and Nora Bond of Naples, Florida, father and mother-in-law, Albert and Doris Jones of Okmulgee, brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Lori Jones of Okmulgee, brother-in-law, George M. Jones of Okmulgee, a granddaughter, Ashley Bond of Washington, a nephew and wife, Shannon Bond of Tulsa, seven nieces, Heaven Ann Bond and Barbara Bond, both of Naples, Florida, Kelli S. Jones of Edmond, Natalie L. Jones, Jenna L. Jones, Ashley N. Jones and Chelsea L. Jones, all of Okmulgee, a great niece, Alexis Jones McCall, a special aunt, Myrtle Bernhiem of Shreveport, his precious pastors and friends, Raymond and Carolyn Doke, special life friends, Paul and Gwen Sepcenko of Iowa and a host of loving friends and church family.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 19, 2007 at the First Assembly of God with reverend Raymond Doke officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Zion Cemetery in Chandler, Oklahoma. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday from 9-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Beginnings Church of God in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs. Condolences may be sent at www.mcclendon-winters.com