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Cleve Arden Bond

January 25, 1930 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 91)


Cleve Arden Bond was born January 25, 1930 to Lawrence Bond and Leatrice Breashears Bond. He grew up in Bismarck, Arkansas and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1948. He joined the US Air Force in 1951 serving in Germany, England and finishing his service at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, in Oklahoma in 1955.  Using the GI Bill to attend Collage at Southern State Collage in Magnolia, AR starting 1958 transferring to The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR in 1959, and Graduating 1961 with his Electrical Engineering Degree.

He started working for International Paper Company in Moss Point MS in 1961, then to Hover Die casting in Malvern, AR in 1968.  In 1974 he went to work for General Cable in Hot Springs, AR then to Anthony Timberlands in Bearden, AR in 1976 till he retired in 1992.  Where he started his own Company in 1992 GEM Inc with his son Bryan where they closed the company in 1998.

He was a member of Charity Heights Baptist Church in Hot Spring, AR.

Cleve is survived by his son, Bryan Bond, daughter-in-law Gwen; grandsons, Bradley and Justyn and granddaughter, Brittany and her husband Justin Pulley, they had his only great-grandson Carter. He also survived by his brothers, A. J. Bond his wife Lavern, Paul Bond and wife Pat and his sister, Velzene Burroughs.

Cleve was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Clarice McClard and his companion, Juanita Bishop.

Visitation will be at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 starting at 3pm to 5pm April 9, 2021.  Graveside Service will be at DeRoche Cemetery at 2:30 pm April 10, 2021.

Arrangements by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.

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April 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Funeral Home
517 Clay St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Graveside Service
April 10, 2021

2:30 PM
DeRoche Cemetery
939 AR-128
Bismarck, AR 71929

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