Phillip Charles Bond(1938 - 2013)

The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Phillip Charles Bond, age 75, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Gabb officiating. Inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to , 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Make a Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
Mr. Bond was born October 18, 1938 in Evanston, IL, son of John and Lucille (Kraft) Bond. He died December 31, 2013 in Inverness, FL. Mr. Bond was an Air Force veteran and Bronze Star recipient. He served during the Vietnam War, retiring after 21 years at the rank of Master Sergeant. After his service in the Air Force, he continued his career with 15 years as a Claims Representative with the Social Security Administration. He was a resident of Citrus County since 2004. He enjoyed flying, golf, traveling and taking cruises. Mr. Bond was a Dive Master, flying instructor, holding multiple pilots license, a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Beverly Hills.
Mr. Bond was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Leilanni, and brother, Paul. Survivors include his wife of over 12 years, Linda Bond of Beverly Hills, son, Philip John (Leslie Davis) Bond of Cape Canaveral, daughter, Terri Bond of Inverness step-son, Chad (Sarah) Anderson of Rockford, IL, step-daughter, Stephanie (Ryan) Anderson-Finney of Phoenix, AZ, 6 grandchildren, Barry (Felicia) Pearce II, Jonna Danielle Bond, Daniel McGee, Meghan McGee, Taylor Anderson and Carter Anderson Finney and 2 great grandchildren, Landen Dan, Kinzie Pearce. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 5, 2014