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Charleston, SC 29414
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“Mrs. Bonds and your family please accept our condolences on the loss of Mr. Bonds passing.My Mother and Father were both very happy to be your...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Skeeter Jutzeler

“My thoughts and condolences are with all of you. May the God of all comfort continue to be with each of you during your time of bereavement. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: B. Banks

“To Gail, Leslie & Lisa,Urquit and I are so saddened by the loss of Richard. Our prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Bonds. May the love you shared and the bond you had help to lessen your pain, and bring a smile to...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Iola

“My condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Bailey. May the love you shared and the bond you had help to lessen your pain, and bring a smile to...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Iola

“I had the honor of working with Dick through my association with Phillips Industrial Services over the years. Dick was a very honorable and hard...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Tim Hyland - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Richard and I were coworkers in the shipyard for many years until our retirement We were also friends and neighbors. Richard was an outstanding ...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Paul Hart - Charleston, SC

“Gail, I am saddened by Richards passing. We will keep yall in our Prayers. We share your grief. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Ruby Nelle & sisters Black - GA

“TO: Gail and Family: We are so sorry about Richard's illness and death. He was always so special to us and all his Mt.Zion Classmates. We share...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Callie & Billy Bell - Winnsboro, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richard was such a hard working man. Always the good neighbor. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Jill Weatherford - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you the strength you need. To endure during this sad time in your life. Again I'm so sorry...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“You have our deepest sympathy. Richard was a great man and will be missed. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Richard and barbara Walsh - SC

“Richard always like to say, "if it does not support production, it does not support". Great guy. Ron ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Ron Rowland - Charleston, SC

“Gail,William and I are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May God sustain you with His strength, love, and peace. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Selwyn Pearson Turner - Winnsboro, SC

“Gail. Peter and I want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Kay Hughes - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Dick worked for my Dad and during my time at CNSYD I had the pleasure of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Hart - Las Cruces, NM

“My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.Sam Wilds, Accounting ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Sam Wilds - Charleston, SC

“Richard's favorite message was that he was 200 hundred pounds of rompin, stopin, romance! Quite a smart man. I will miss him. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Ron Rowland - Charleston, SC

“Richard Bonds was a good man and an impressive example for those who knew and worked with him. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Joe O'Saben - Goose Creek, SC

“I worked for and with Richard at Charleston Naval Shipyard for many years. He was probably the hardest working man I have ever known. Richard always...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Folsom - Mount Pleasant, SC

“You all are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you all! ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Brian andd Jennifer Mosier - SC

Richard Alvin Bonds, 79, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Gail Black Bonds died Saturday, September 23, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Richard was born September 9, 1938 in Winnsboro, South Carolina, son of the late K.C. Bonds and the late Louise Berry Bonds. He retired as a nuclear ship superintendent at Charleston Naval Shipyard and worked as a project manager at Phillips Industrial Services. Richard enjoyed golf, home repair projects, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Gail, he is survived by his daughters Leslie Bonds Phinney (Tony) of Summerville, SC and Lisa Bonds Hulsebos (Peter) of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, William Carson and Abigail Jordan Walls of Summerville, SC; and siblings, Willie Mae B. Price (Bill, deceased) of Asheboro, NC, Weldon Bonds (Lillian), of Winnsboro, SC, and Don Bonds (Judy) of Winnsboro, SC.He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Berry and Perry Bonds.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464