John Alvin Bond

Joe Denoyer - May 17, 2023 4:51 pm

John Alvin Bond, the sixth child, fifth son, of Charles Vinton and Lena (Schell) Bond, was born January 23, 1947, at the home in Stark, Kansas.

He is survived by his partner of eighteen years, Faye Northern of Meade, Kansas.

Sons, Shane Mickel (Miranda) of LaCrosse, Kansas, Terry Duane (Heather) of Satanta, Kansas, and Tony Leon (Michelle) of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Twelve grandchildren, Justin Robert, Nathan Mickel, Austin Scott, Brayden Jo, Hunter Cole, Carson Thane, Kyla Sha, Tyler Jay, John Douglas, Tucker Charles, Derek Stephan, and Emily Morgan; and eleven great-grandchildren.

John was one of twelve children. Surviving brothers and sisters are Oscar LeRoy of Goddar, Kansas, sister-in-law Arva Lea Bond of Plains, Carl Ray (Zita) of Pittsburg, Kansas, Eldeana Fern Winfrey (Gordon) of Plains, Charles Larry (Tonya) of Garden City, Kansas, Edward Lee (Barbara) of Plains, James Dale (Jackie) of Paoli, Oklahoma, Lena Faye Smaltz (Bruce) of Pittsburg, Karliss Jean Cox of Plains, Melba Ann Domer (Ken) of Spearville, Kansas, and Benn Joe (Sydney) of Plains.

Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Vinton and Lena (Schell) Bond, and a brother, Floyd Dean.

Johnny served in the United States Army, being stationed in Korea, worked on many oil rigs, Jayhawk Pipeline and retired from Seward County Road and Bridge as a road grader engineer after twenty-two years.

At retirement, he spent his time/years on the land he grew up on and will be his final resting place. Johnny referred to this as his play pen, where he gathered his most cherished items so he could continually assist his community.

Everyone who met him was a friend indeed and he didn’t forget them. He helped many in need after he retired and never left anyone stranded or feeling alone. He WAS a friend to all.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, and from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorials to the John Bond Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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