Terry Ford Bonds
- March 30, 1946 - February 15, 2012
- Austin, Texas
of Terry's Passing
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Wow ... What to say? First, the Bonds Family and I thank all of you who loved Terry and helped him through so much. We also thank each and every one...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Reed - Georgetown, TX
“You were the best catcher i ever threw a baseball to. You could have made it all the way. Your friend, Rex
2 of 39 | Posted by: Rex Frasier - Austin, TX - Friend
“My life has truly been touched by Terry--a wonderful friend and an inspiration in so many ways. He always knew how to make me laugh, but he could...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Shannon Mogonye - Elgin, TX
“Terry, I will never be able to thank you enough for all of your love and for teaching me how to love by showing me through your actions. I pray that...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie McCormick - Austin
“My life was blessed because I knew Terry Bonds
5 of 39 | Posted by: Brent - Austin, TX - Friend
I'll never forget the time you visited us whilst on leave from the Marine Corps. I was probably 5 at the time. You danced and sang...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Terri Moore - Addison, TX - niece
“Terry and I were neighbors living on Ramsey in the Rosedale neighborood of Austin, growing up. I was two years older than Terry, but friends never...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Mike McGinnis - Houston , TX
“I remember the ever ready smile, infectious laugh, the feel of being enveloped in the bear hug every time I saw him, and the genuine caring that...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Shannon Marlow du Plessis - TX
9 of 39 | Posted by: Sczarnecki
“Great memories that may even predate elementry school at Rosedale. He was never predictable and always fun. Rest in Peace my friend.
10 of 39 | Posted by: Ron Bird - San Antonio, TX
“Getting grabbed up by Terry and hugged when I shook his hand, well, he was like my Dad for our time together. He was instrumental in me and my Dad's...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Jim Barnes - Austin, TX
“I love and miss my Uncle Terry. He was a force of nature, a good man, and a very special servant of our Lord. I have only happy childhood memories of...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Marielee Sample Rasor - Santa fe, NM
“I met Terry Jan 25 2004. That was the day God blessed me a return to AA . In only Terry Bond fashion, he approached me tossing his Big Book on the...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Jack England - Austin, TX
“Dear Sweet Terry,
As I sit here today thinking about you and the special life you lived...I miss you. You are a part of my story and will always...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Kimberly Hanks-Weaver - TX
“I am not sure when I first met Terry Bonds but the occasion centered around shoeing some horses at his place in Hutto, Texas. I would see him on...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Chuck Young - Quemado,, NM
“As I told you last week my friend, you are loved by a host of friends all who's life you touched in untold ways but touched deeply.
Thanks for being...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Denice Clay - AUSTIN, TX - friend
“How in the world do we put into words what Terry meant to us. Wild, crazy,hilarious, wonderful, loving, deeply spiritual, caring at depth, forgiving...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Craig and Margie Keith - TX
“Terry will be sorely missed!
18 of 39 | Posted by: Melissa Jones Boudreaux - TX
“"Good night, sweet prince, good night. May flights of angels attend thee to thy rest."
19 of 39 | Posted by: David Smith - Austin, TX - Friend
“he always had us laughing and smiling.. we loved him here he was a good man and he will be missed very much by everyone that got 2 know him..
20 of 39 | Posted by: monica
“I met Terry 42 years ago and there never was a better friend. We worked, hunted, went to lodge, AA, and played hard together for all those years and...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: A.E. Stabeno - Spicewood, TX
“I really enjoyed waiting on Terry at Springhill catfish restraunt in Pflugerville. We never knew what he was going to do or say next. He made me...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Tina Payne - leander, TX - friend
“Terry, Thanks for being the man every other man needs when they are at their lowest ! Only the good Lord knows where I would be today if it was not...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Ray Shannon - Georgetown, TX
“We lost a good one with the passing of Terry. He was the friendliest, most jovial friend I have ever had. I often quote something he once said to...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Tom Jones - Pflugerville, TX
“Terry, you were always a loving stable person in the lives of so many. Although you went through many difficult times that would have broken many...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Carole L - Austin, TX - Friend
“I will always cherish the moments I was able to be with Terry. He brought a bright light, smile and laughter to my heart! No matter what kind of...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Brian Roe - Austin, TX - Friend
“Terry my dear sweet friend, I have attempted with several post on Facebook to express what you have meant to me over the years. They all seems to...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Tim Shockley - Austin, TX
“WERE DO YOU START TO TELL HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT A PERSON THAT YOU REALLY THINK A LOT ABOPUT.
I MET TERRY BACK IN THE SEVENTIES WHEN I WAS BUSINESS...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: LEMOINE PITMAN, SR. - Fulton., TX
“He made me feel loved as he'd hold my face, kiss me on the mouth and say "are you being good to you?" so I didn't mind him being in my personal space...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Lucinda Corley - Austin, TX
How do words even begin to truly express how your unconditional love touched not only my life, but so many others. I can hear you say, as...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Alicia Glover - Austin, TX
“Terry was an amazing man... The type of person that always made you feel like YOU were the most important one in the whole room, even when it was...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Kimberly - TX - Friend
“Met Terry at northland!!
He always gave out big Hugs!!
Always asked how I was!!
We,ll miss you Terry!!
All the Best
32 of 39 | Posted by: Carlos Fernandez Jr. - Austin, TX
My words cannot express enough what this GREAT man has given to my LIFE.
Terry Ford Bonds was a FATHER figure, my FRIEND and...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: KENNETH C SCHULTZ - AUSTIN, TX
“Thanks Terry for sharing your life with us and being "the other Cowboy" in my life! You brightened up our world when you came to Cowboy Christmas...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Janice & Rudy Woods - Bastrop, TX
“Terry: Thank you for being a part of my life. You gave me so much love during a very difficult time in my life. You never judged me. You always...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Kerri - Katy, TX - Friend
“Terry, we walked a lot of paths since high school. I am glad ours kept crossing all these years. Our visit times were always fun and emotional too....Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Dalton "Dolly" Mogonye - TX
“In the short time I knew you Terry, I saw a wonderful, caring and loving man that only wanted one thing, Karen! Your devotion to each other was an...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Michele Mehalic - Cedar Park, TX
“Terry, what a great man you were. Thank you so much for the countless amount of laughs, cries and memories created! Until we meet again, may you rest...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Jennifer Collier - Austin, TX
“Thank you, my friend, for all of your help and guidance.
39 of 39 | Posted by: Wayne Walker - Friend
Terry Ford Bonds, age 65, of Hutto/Austin, TX, passed away on February 15, 2012, with Alzheimer's.
Born and raised in Austin, TX March 30, 1946, Terry graduated from McCallum High with a scholarship to play baseball for UT Austin. He was later to become a proud Marine and loved this country til the day he died. He rodeoed, worked hard and played hard. He was so honored to be a Past Master of the Round Rock Masonic Lodge #227.
In his 20 years of sobriety, he found God and gave hope to so many through his compassion and love for others.
He is preceded in death by his parents Alice and Herbert Bonds and his beloved son Baron Thomas Bonds. He is survived by daughter Amanda Denton, sisters Ann Moore + Donna Bonds, and brother + wife, Jerry and Amy Bonds, grandson Blake Thomas Bonds, nieces and nephews, best friend of 50 years Terry Dailey, and countless others whose lives he touched.
Special thanks to those who helped Terry walk through his illness with grace and dignity, most especially his (and the family's) darling Karen Reed who loved and carefully cared for him to the end.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Masonic graveside will follow at Austin Memorial Park with USMC Honors.
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February 19, 2012
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
3125 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78705
February 19, 2012
3125 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78705
Masonic Graveside Service
Sunday February 19 2012
Austin Memorial Park
2800 Hancock Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
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