Robert E. Bonds, Jr., 57, of Albion, MI, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. He was born May 24, 1951 in Detroit, MI the son of Robert E. Bonds, Sr. and LuBertha (Card) Bonds.
He served in the US Army during Vietnam where he received a National Service Defense Medal. He was the president and CEO of SPGB Services Inc.
Robert is survived by Wife of 8 Years: Sue Bonds of Albion, MI; Step-Children: Autumn King of Lansing, MI, Katie (Jason) Wicks of Lansing, MI, Lawrence (Cara) King of Bath, MI, Artesia (Charles) Wilder of Lansing, MI, Albert Payne of Battle Creek, MI; Grandchildren: Jordan, Treyvon, D'Mitrius, D'Andre, Lana, Hendrix, Deshon, Ezekiel and Chelsea; Mother-in-Law: Patricia Bell of Haslett, MI; 4 Sisters, 3 Brothers, 3 Sister-in-laws and 3 Brother-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his Parents and Brother: Howard Bonds.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Covenant Church International where served as a minister and was recently appointed to serve as a presbytery board member. He was a life member of the NAACP. He loved camping in his motor home, riding his Harley Davison motorcycle and spending time with his grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from 12 Noon to 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 11:00 A.M. at the Emmanuel Covenant Church International (585 Hubbard Street) with Bishop Hugh D. Smith, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. www.bachmanhebble.com