Gerald Mettro Bond
June 15, 2020
On June 15, 2020, Gerald Mettro Bond (Jerry), 79, passed away at his home in Oxford after a battle with Leukemia. Born in Gulfport, MS he graduated from Wiggins High School and attended Perkinston Junior College. He served in the Army National Guard. An avid aviator for 67 years, he was a commercial airline pilot for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines and he retired from Northwest Airlines. His greatest joy was flying his own airplane to wherever he chose to go. He enjoyed traveling many miles with his wife in their motorhome. His love for adventure led him to ranching in Mississippi and in Paraguay South America. Jerry’s gift of gab led him to make many friends he never forgot. He always had a story to tell and never met a stranger. Lending a helping hand was his greatest passion. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and was a member of Oxford University United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mettro and Demetria Bond and his son, Christopher Ray Bond.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn (Charlie) Bond; daughter, Rebecca Bond Garner (Todd); granddaughter, Ann Gates Garner; grandson, Christopher Mettro-Dixon Garner (Mett); his sister, Carolyn Bond (Larry) of Wiggins, MS; his niece, Tana Bond Walsh (Tim) of Forked River, NJ and a nephew Tim Bond of Los Angeles, CA.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private burial will be in Amory, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital, P.O. Box 1510, Ranson, WV, or Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 South 10th St., Oxford MS.
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