Michael Bonde(1956 - 2013)

Michael Leroy Bonde, 56

A Funeral Service for Michael Leroy Bonde of Mountain Home, Arkansas will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Huskey officiating. Visitation will be Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

Michael passed away March 23, 2013, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 56. He was born July 13, 1956, in Nampa, Idaho, the son of Garry Bonde and Shirley Swearingen Byrd. Michael was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked as a truck driver and had lived in Mountain Home for three years, moving from Little Rock, Arkansas. He enjoyed spending time with his family, attending church, driving his truck, watching wrestling on TV and loved to laugh.

Michael is survived by his mother, Shirley Byrd of Mountain Home, AR, brother, Robert (Lisa) Bonde, of Batesville, AR, sister, Cindy (Craig) Frampton of Ozark, MO, step-brother, Keith (Jane) Byrd of Magnolia, AR, step-sister, Kathy (Russell) Hutchens of Norfork, AR, grandmother, Vivian Bonde of Boise, ID and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Garry Leroy Bonde, step-father, Robert S. Byrd and brother, Scott Ray Bonde.

Burial will be in the Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, AR with Larry Hoffman, Chuck Johnson, Dave Miller, Jimmy Durmon, Brad Elbrader and Bill Adams as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Lone Rock Baptist Church Building Fund or Arkansas Baptist Children's Home.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2013