Henry Bond III, 85, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Gainesville, GA. His funeral will be held at Ailey United Methodist Church in Ailey, GA on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00pm, 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, GA.
Henry was born February 16, 1936, in Chattanooga, TN to Henry Bond, Jr. and Kathleen James Lynch Bond. He grew up on Lookout Mountain, TN, attended The McCallie School, and graduated from The Darlington School in Rome, GA. He attended Sewanee (The University of the South), before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in Business. He subsequently graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with an MBA.
On June 21, 1961, Henry married Laura Massee Walker, his wife of 57 years, in Pensacola, FL. He served his country in the Air National Guard, stationed in France at Toul Rosieres AFB (where daughter Laura was born). He also worked for General Electric in Schenectady, NY (where son Henry was born), 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, Henry served as an Episcopal Church Verger. He 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. Henry also had life-long passions for square dancing, music, and playing bridge.
Henry is survived by his two children, Laura Bond Barker and Henry Richmond Bond, their spouses, Jack Barker and Stephanie Bond, as well as his 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 his sister, Frances Kathleen “Kay” Bond Scobell Benson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations 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.
Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Henry Bond, III, please visit our floral store.