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Bobby Bonds

May 15, 1939 — February 27, 2024

Bobby Gene Bonds of Elm Park, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 in Charleston, Arkansas with his loved ones by his side. Bobby was born May 15, 1939 in Elm Park, Arkansas to Lee and Ida Belle Bonds. He was 84 years old. Bobby was a longtime member of Packsaddle Community Church. He was a devout Christian and loved to share his faith with everyone.

Bobby met the love of his life, Minnie, at a very young age. They grew up together in the same area and became best friends, companions and eventually marrying. They enjoyed 61 blessed years before Minnie went to wait for Bobby in Heaven. The love they had for each other and their family was priceless and an example for all. Bobby was a very proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a huge supporter of all military organizations. Bobby spent countless hours enjoying long visits with his brother J.L. and together while sitting on the porch, they would "solve all the world problems". He never met a stranger and always had a smile and a warm welcome for all. Gardening, shopping and eating fast food hamburgers were just a few of the things Bobby loved. However, spending time with his family, laughing and making sweet memories, was what Bobby treasured most.

Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Tammie Gray of Greenwood, Arkansas and Eugene Bonds of Elm Park, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Michael Gray, Samantha Jones, Paige Spann, Allison Griffis, Cameron Bonds and Madalyn Knight as well as his great grandchildren: Liam, Braxton, Kason, Adaleigh, Rylea, Tristen, Madisyn and Brinleigh. Bobby is also survived by his companion dog Foxy and one brother, J.L. Bonds. Bobby will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and loved ones dear to his heart.

Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Minnie Bonds, his parents, Lee and Ida Bell, two brothers: Jimmy Bonds and Wayne Bonds and his beloved Shorkie, Remi

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Richard and Lou Gray who went above and beyond to help with Bob. Also a special thanks to Heart of Hospice who provided amazing care during the last few weeks of his life.

Bobby's celebration of life will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2024 at the Packsaddle Community Church near Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Jeff Wilkinson and Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Freedom Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Bobby's pallbearers will be Eugene Bonds, Cameron Bonds, Billy Spann, Jeff Henderson, Richard Gray, Justin Jones, Michael Gray and Jeff Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Bonds and the men of Packsaddle Church.

Bobby's visitation will be Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home

1879 W 6th St, Waldron, AR 72958

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Celebration of Life

Monday, March 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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