A Gathering of Family and Friends remembering the life Philip was held at the Riverfront Park in New Albany on Saturday, August 29 with a private burial to be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Lexington, TN. Arrangements were provided by New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care.
Philip was born January 30, 1966 in Memphis, TN, the son of Margie Sego Bond of New Albany and the late Sammie A. Bond. He was a graduate of New Albany High School and was employed in the New Albany area furniture manufacturing business before retiring for health reasons.
A Christian, Philip was a member of the Mississippi National Guard in earlier years.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his children, Amanda, Rachael and Philip of Pontotoc and Kevin of New Albany, one brother, Andrew Bond of New Albany and a number of grandchildren.
The staff of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Bond family at nafuneralsandcremations.com.
He attended school in Pontotoc and Tupelo High School. Ronnie became very close to his grandparents, Winston Russell “Wink” Shumaker and Romie Rorie. He spent many hours commercial fishing with his grandfather and hunting at their camp near Abbeville. Just before Ronnie left us, he said “I want to go be with daddy and granddaddy”.
Ronnie worked on a riverboat on the Mississippi River. He also worked at Ashley Furniture and Landmark Furniture. He began a career repairing and servicing forklifts and other equipment at Delta Material Handling in Memphis, in 1999. He went to Dunlap and Kyle in Batesville in 2005 and onto Wiese USA in Memphis, and Olive Branch in 2012.
Ronnie spent many hours in the woods waiting on the next deer. He involved his children in hunting and fishing at a very young age. Hunter’s love for both meant lots of time spent with his dad. Ronnie had lots of hunting buddies and traveled to Wyoming several times to hunt with friends. He spent most of his free time with loved ones and friends. They enjoyed cooking out, sitting around the campfire, and riding 4 wheelers. He became the neighborhood “fix-it” man and was willing to help so many.
Ronnie leaves behind a host of friends and devoted family who will mourn his loss, continuous humor, camaraderie, and generosity. Ronnie is survived by his longtime partner Lori Adams, who he affectionally called “Miss Lori” of Pope; two sons Hunter Davis of Pope, and Cody Davis of Florida; and his mother, Dollie Powell of Pope.
The family would like to thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers during this difficult journey. A celebration of Ronnie’s life will be held when it is appropriate to do so.