Henry Bond III
February 16, 1936 – April 22, 2021
Henry Bond III, 85, formerly of Big Canoe, died April 22, in Gainesville, Ga. His funeral will be held at Ailey United Methodist Church in Ailey, Ga. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1p.m., with the Rev. Denise Vaughn of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation in Vidalia, Ga. officiating. Interment will follow at the Peterson Cemetery in Ailey.
Born in Chattanooga to Henry Bond, Jr. and Kathleen James Lynch Bond, he grew up on Lookout Mountain, attended The McCallie School and graduated from The Darlington School in Rome, Ga. He attended The University of the South before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Business. He subsequently graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with an MBA.
On June 21, 1961, he married Laura Massee Walker, his wife of 57 years, in Pensacola, Fla. Bond served his country in the Air National Guard, stationed in France at Toul Rosieres AFB. He also worked for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. before ultimately settling in Georgia for the remainder of his life. He pursued a career in Information Technology Consulting, working for much of his career at Management Science American and American Software.
A lifelong Episcopalian, he served as an Episcopal Church Verger. Bond was involved at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper, and Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville.
Bond had life-long passions for square dancing, music, and playing bridge.
He is survived by his two children, Laura Bond (Jack) Barker and Henry Richmond (Stephanie) Bond and four grandchildren, Kathleen and Martha Barker, and Julia and Daniel Bond. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Massee Walker Bond, his parents, Henry Bond, Jr. and Kathleen James Lynch Bond Kemp and sister, Frances Kathleen “Kay” Bond Scobell Benson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, 202 Griffith Road, Jasper, GA 30143; or Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Ave, NE, Gainesville, GA 30501