Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in both Lincoln, Nebraska, and Okinawa, Japan. He then went on to graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.
He spent his early career as a claims adjuster for State Farm. A graduate of the YMCA Nashville School of Law, he began practicing law with the firm later known as Agee, Bond and Hunt.Following his life long dream of public service, he was elected in 1990 as the Criminal Court Judge for the 15th Judicial District.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Jo Ann Hughes Bond: sons Jim, Josh and Joe; grandchildren Jackson, Lauren, Sammy and Thatcher Bond.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Susie Anna Bond and siblings Minnie Bond Hopkins, Mildred Bond and Floyd Bond.The family requests that memorial donations be made to: 15th Judicial Drug Task Force, P.O. Box 307 Hartsville, TN 37074; Humane Society of Wilson County, P. O. Box 247 Lebanon, 37088 or the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 522 Castle Heights Ave. Lebanon, 37087.
Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.