John F. Bond, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Bond was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, son of Grover Cleveland and Bertha Martha Goza Bond. He and Kate Menke were married July 3, 1953, in Cape Girardeau.
Bond served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 31st Field Artillery. He also worked for Florsheim Shoe and later owned and managed real estate in Cape Girardeau.
He was a former member of Eagles Aerie No. 3775.
He is survived by his wife; a son, John David Bond of Bluff, Utah; two daughters, Beverley Reynolds of St. Peters, Mo., and Ann Pobst of Oran, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Bryant and Gertrude Devore of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Bond was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Doyle W. Randol officiating. Entombment will be at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.