Donnie Earl Bond, age 86, of Norman, OK earned his Heavenly reward on Monday, September 13, 2021 at his home in Norman.
He was born May 7, 1935 in Pike County, Mississippi to Ernest James and Reta Romelia (Smith) Bond.
Donnie was born and raised in Pike County, Mississippi. He graduated from Progress High School, Mississippi with the class of 1954. Continuing his education, he then attended Southwest Junior College. In between College, Donnie proudly served his country in the US Army. When he returned home from the military, he met and married Dimple Conerly on May 28, 1958 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pike County, MS. He went on to further his education at Mississippi College and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Donnie started his 40 year ministry in Mississippi and preached in several locations including Montana, West Indies, Oklahoma, and Vienna, Austria. Most recently he pastored Emmanuel Baptist Church in McLoud, OK, retiring in 2008. Donnie moved to Norman in 2017 and joined the First Baptist Church where he was an active member and greatly enjoyed attending Sunday School. Although he was a minister by profession, he always considered himself a dairy farmer.
Among his other interests were reading and yard work.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and 1 sister, Juanita Schilling.
Those left with loving memories are his wife of 63 years, Dimple Bond of the home; 3 sons, Michael and Terri Bond of Shawnee, James and Leann Bond of Stroud and Ryan and Lindsey Bond of Longmont, CO; 1 daughter, Carol Bond of Noble, OK; 19 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Glinda Craft of Osyka, MS; and numerous other family and friends.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 with the family gathering to meet with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Cooper Funeral Home. Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sharon Baptist Church, Tecumseh, OK with his son, Reverend James Bond, Stroud Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
Please join the celebration of Donnie Bond’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service. It can also be viewed at sbctecumseh.com.
The family has designated First Baptist Church Missions, 211 W. Comanche St., Norman, OK as appropriate for memorials.
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