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Norman Bond '66 October 28, 2022 12:44 PM updated: October 28, 2022 1:58 PM

Norman E. Bond
May 11, 1944 - October 18, 2022

Norman Bond, 78, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Born May 11, 1944, in Houston to Ray and Eunice Bond, Norman is survived by Wanda, his loving wife of 57 years, and his sister, Raynell and her husband, Bill Bowley. He leaves behind two sons-- Clif and wife, Kandy; and Kevin and his wife, Karen. He was a devoted grandfather to Kayla, Kaitlyn, Cade, and Kacie.

Norman entered Texas A&M in the fall of 1962 as a member of Air Force Squadron Thunderbird 10, where he was named the Outstanding Freshman Cadet. He also formed life-long bonds with his "fish buddies" in his outfit, including Richard Jones '66, Larry Jerden '66 and Larry Muzny '66, who were able to attend his funeral services.

Cadet Bond was in T-Bird 10 for two years before going "non-reg" and receiving his mechanical engineering degree in 1966. Norm went on to earn an MBA at the University of Houston. A professional engineer, he led several successful companies before his well-deserved retirement. Later he made sure his children and grandchildren understood Aggie traditions and the history of Texas A&M and what it meant to be an Aggie.

Norm was a dedicated father and grandfather. He served as a coach to his son’s baseball teams and never missed the many events and activities of his four grandchildren.

Norm was an avid golfer and made sure a golf course was near all his vacation destinations. His passion for golf led to him scoring two holes- in-one in the same year. He loved spending time with “the gang” Barbara, Jim, Larry, LaVerne, Ray, Bertie, Caroline, Raynell and Bill.

Norm was a long time member of Fairfield Baptist Church and was active with his Sunday School group.

Pallbearers for the service are Cade Bond, Ray Bowley, Aaron Bowley, Bizo Dinelli, Nick Arnold, and John Allbritton. Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Bowley, Jim Ethridge, Larry Witte, Ray Morgan, Dick Jones '66, Larry Jerden '66, Mel Stanley '66, and Larry Muzny '66.


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