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James Bond

September 27, 1936 August 28, 2019
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James A. Bond 82, of Decatur passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. James was born on September 27, 1936 in Brownsville, TN to the parents of James T & Susie Bond. At an early age, James accepted Christ as his Lord & Savior at Oakview Baptist Church in Brownsville, TN. 

In the mid 1950’s, James moved from Brownsville, TN to Decatur, IL. He began working at the Orlando Hotel and later began a 30-year long-term career at Caterpillar Tractor Plant until he retired from the Decatur Plant.

After retirement, James started working part-time under the CHELP program and enjoyed giving back to the community. He joined New Salem Baptist Church where he was a long-term member and church van driver until his mobility skills became progressively impaired.  

James was a charming and approachable person who enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends.

James leaves to cherish his loving memories: his spouse: Minnie L. Bond of Decatur, IL; stepchildren: Yolanda Brooks-Jackson (Mark), of Nashville, TN, Aquanda Brooks, of Chicago, IL, Oliver Brooks, of Dallas, TX, Robert Gray (Pam), of Kansas City, MO, Harvey Gray (Delores), of Blue, Island, IL, Denise Gray-Neal (Wallace), of Decatur, IL; brothers: John & Barbara Bond, Robert T. Bond, Howard T & (Martha) Bond, Marion & (Florine) Bond, All of Brownsville, TN; sisters: Zelma Taylor, of Mansfield, OH, Elma Rogers, of Brownsville, TN, Mildred Johnson, of Muskegon, MI, Bettye (John) Duckworth, of Brownsville, TN and Rosetta (Rev. Willie Reed) of Gary, Indiana; special Nephew: Vernoll Bond of Decatur, ILalong with a host of extended family and friends.  

James was preceded in death are by his parents James T & Susie Bond, stepdaughter, Sandra Gray as well as a host of other beloved family members who have passed on.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Main Street Church

2000 North Main Street
Decatur, IL 62526

Main Street Church
2000 North Main Street Decatur 62526 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Sep

11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Main Street Church

2000 North Main Street
Decatur, IL 62526

Main Street Church
2000 North Main Street Decatur 62526 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

606 South Church Street
Decatur, IL 62523

606 South Church Street Decatur 62523 IL
United States
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