January 16 1919 December 25 2019
Eugene’s Obituary Eugene (“Gene”) Lowell Bond, 100 years of age, died peacefully on Christmas Day, 2019, with his son by his side. Gene was born in Pensacola on January 16, 1919. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1938. He then attended the University of Florida for one year. Gene returned to Pensacola and married Constance (“Connie”) Rivais in a “secret” ceremony in Bay Minette, Alabama. Connie was just 16 years old. Seven months later, on July 16,1941, Gene and Connie were remarried in a ceremony at Sacred Heart Church. In 1945, their only child, Eugene (“Gene”) Norman Bond was born. Gene was a civil service employee at the Pensacola Naval Air Station until 1943 when he entered the US Army. In 1946, he returned to civil service employment at NAS. In 1950, Gene, Connie, and their son moved to Tallahassee. Gene graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master’s degree the following year. After college, Gene and his family moved back to Pensacola where Gene returned to employment at the Naval Air Station. He retired from civil service in 1972. Gene was gentle, kind, and unassuming. He was thrifty and content with living a simple life. He loved spending time with family, fishing, watching FSU football, reading the daily newspaper and Time magazine; and, traveling and camping with Connie in their motor home. Gene also loved his hometown, and his heritage goes back to Galvez’s arrival in Pensacola in the late 1700’s. Since each of his parents came from a family of ten children, Gene had many relatives in town. He told historical and entertaining stories of life in Pensacola in the early 1900’s. Most of all, he loved his wife, Connie. He was most content when she was by his side. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, William Augustus Bond and Clyde Welsh Bond; his sister, Sylvia Bond Brewton; his brother, John (“Jack”) William Bond; and, by his loving wife of 75 years, Constance Irene Rivais Bond. Gene is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eugene (“Gene”) N. Bond and Barbara Jackson Bond; grandchildren Allen Lowell Bond, Stephanie (“Mickey”) Parker, and Kimberly (“Bill”) Allen; great-grandchildren Jonathan (Hillary) Page, Timothy Page, Jackson Allen, and Luke Allen; great-great-granddaughter Madelyn Page; brother-in-law, Leo Rivais, and sister-in-law, Ruby Brown Rivais; several nephews and nieces, including Patty Casey Northup. Gene loved Patty like a daughter. Her visits and loving attention were much appreciated and always brightened his day. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Waterford at Carpenters Creek and the nurses from Regency Hospice for their care, comfort, and compassion in attending to Gene’s needs. A private graveside service for family will be held at Bayview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. Waters and Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eugene Lowell Bond January 16 1919 December 25 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Pensacola, state: Florida