ESSEX - Earl Glen Bond, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born July 18, 1923, in Randles, son of the late Harry and Ethel Tyson Bond, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves. A member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston where he had served as chaplain and served two terms as commander, he was also a member of the Bloomfield Lions Club. Before retiring he was a farm equipment salesman for many years with the Cooney Equipment Company and later for Nelson Equipment Company.
On Dec. 27, 1945, at Piggott, Ark., he married Lois Long who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Larry Bond of Caruthersville; and one grandson, Eric Bond of Bloomfield.
Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. The Rev. John Bouldrey, pastor, and the Rev. Bryan Davis, former pastor of the church, will officiate.
Full military graveside rites will be conducted at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Pallbearers will be: John Scarbrough, Charles Campbell, Carl Bogle, John Southern, Jim Allen and Joe Riney.