Homer Erskin Bonds

Born in Laurel, MS on September 19, 1932

Departed on March 23, 2009 and resided in Brentwood, TN

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Homer Erskin Bonds Jr.Age 76 of Brentwood, Tennessee passed away Monday, March 23rd, 2009, after a long and valiant fight with cancer.
Preceded in death by his parents, Homer and EvelynDanleyBonds, and his son Christopher Erskin Bonds.
Survived by his wife of 50 years, AnneBracyBonds, daughter, Meril DavidGerstenmaier and grandson Stephen Stites all of Richmond, Virginia, stepdaughter Theresa White and stepgrandson Bradley White of Knoxville, Tennessee.
"Big E" as many of his closest friends lovingly called him, was born in Laurel, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Ole Miss with a BBA degree. He belonged to KA fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi honorary business fraternity.
After graduation he served in the US Navy as an officer in the Korean War. He was local sales manager in Nashville at WTVF, Channel 5, and subsequently owned Erskin Bonds Advertising Agency. Later he became Assistant Commissioner Tennessee Conservation & Environment, retiring in 1997.
A former member of Richland Country Club and Brentwood Country Club, he was an outstanding golfer.He was an Elder Emeritus of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and on occasion taught the Adult Fellowship Class. He and several friends established the Chris Bonds Scholarship at Ole Miss, which sends an outstanding student from the Nashville area to Ole Miss.
Funeral service will held at 10am March 28th, 2009 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee, 37215. The family will receive friends immediately after the service at the church. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens on Hwy 100.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Covenant Presbyterian Building Fund or Alive Hospice of Nashville, Tennessee.
Pallbearers are Stafford McNamee, Bob Pomeroy, Harold Crump, Ron Hankins, Ted Potter, and Phil Schulz. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Barber, Charles Fentress, Bruce Hoffman, Bob Norling, Don Morris, Dr.John Lamb, Rob Barber, Stewart Bachman and the elders of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

2 Comments to Homer Erskin Bonds

  1. Bonnie Guy
    March 26, 2009 12:00 am

    Dear Mrs. Bonds, Meril, and family,

    I was saddened to learn of Mr. Bonds’ illness and passing. Though I have not seen any of you in so many years, I have strong and very fond memories of Mr. Bonds and of Chris from Brentwood Academy. They both left a deep and positive impression on me.

    I will keep you all in my prayers as I also thank God for the opportunity to have had your family be a part of my life.

    Sincerely, Bonnie Guy BA ’77

  2. Bioimaging Cool Springs
    March 26, 2009 12:00 am

    We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Bonds. We always enjoyed our time with him and feel very fortunate to have known him. He always brought smiles to our faces.

    Deepest Regrets,
    The Staff of Bioimaging