Austin Richard Bond

Born on October 9, 1935

Departed on March 5, 2020 and resided in Mount Juliet, TN

  • Visitation: Hendersonville Funeral Home Room: State Room
    • Sunday March 8, 2020 5:00pm to 8:00pm
    • Monday March 9, 2020 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Celebration of Life: Room: Chapel
    • Monday March 9, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Austin R. Bond age 84 of Mt. Juliet TN. passed away on Thursday March 5th, 2020. Funeral services for Mr. Bond will be held on Monday, March 9th at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with interment to follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens where military honors will be rendered. The family will accept visitors at the funeral home on Sunday March 8th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM. A masonic service will be held Sunday evening at 7:30PM. Visitation will continue Monday from 1:00PM until service time at 2:00PM.

Austin was a pilot in the United States Airforce as well as a pilot for American Airlines for many years. He was a member of Hendersonville Lodge #359, Al Menah Shrine and a Scottish Rite Mason.

He is preceded in death by his parents Henry & Bess Bond as well as his brother Nathan Bond.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Donna Bond. Son Kevin R. & (Debbie) Bond, son Robert A. & (Ronda) Bond, son Michael T. & (Ellie) Bond, Son Vinod & (Gita) Khilanai, son Bhaskar & (Cindy) Mukherjee. He is blessed with a great number of Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren.

Austin was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, neighbor and friend. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Shriners Hospital. These donations can be made at

15 Comments to Austin Richard Bond

  1. Dottie Sawyer
    March 7, 2020 12:58 pm

    Austin has been a dear friend of mine for 54 years. He, Donna and their sons are a loving , caring family who go out of their way to love, assist and do anything to make another person’s life easier and happy. Austin was full of fun and a true friend in every sense of the word. He will be missed . RIP my friend.

  2. M D Flatt Jr
    March 7, 2020 1:48 pm

    I am so sorry. Austin was a deer friend . I will miss him him too

  3. Bob and Jan Paty
    March 7, 2020 4:20 pm

    Austin was a great man and very good friend. He will be missed as he was always there to help anyone who needed help. He had a great and very productive life.

  4. Robert G Hoch
    March 7, 2020 6:21 pm

    We are deeply grieved by Austin’s passing. What a true gentleman and good friend he was. Our prayers go out to Donna and the entire family.

  5. Martin Case
    March 8, 2020 12:06 pm

    Austin was a really nice guy and a great story teller . He always had a smile on his face and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed one . Having flown with him many times , I can also tell you he was a very Good pilot . Bobbie and I will miss him .

  6. Fred Vogel
    March 8, 2020 12:21 pm

    Donna & Family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Austin. He was truly a great person & a respected pilot and Grey Eagle. He will surely be missed by you, your family & anyone who knew him.

    Sincerely, Fred

  7. Joe Lanza
    March 8, 2020 1:53 pm

    A good and honorable man.

  8. Fred Dejacma
    March 8, 2020 2:03 pm

    Austin was in our class 66-34 in Chicago in September 1966. We all called him “007” .A good man with a good sense of humor. He will be missed.

  9. Ray Conley
    March 8, 2020 2:34 pm

    Austin was a very good friend during and after my days at the Nashville crew base. Always in good humor with wonderful stories to tell. I flew with Austin many times and knew him well. So long to a good and noble man.

  10. LtGen(ret) John B Conaway
    March 8, 2020 3:38 pm

    Austin was a good friend and a superb fighter pilot.
    I flew many times with him on training missions in the Kentucky Air National Guard.
    I checked him out in the RF-101 and gave him several of his check rides. He was always solid. A natural pilot!
    LtGen (ret) John B Conaway

  11. Mike & Diane Tschida
    March 8, 2020 3:56 pm

    Austin was a great guy and fellow pilot. He’ll be missed at the monthly gatherings and every place he went.
    I flew with Austin on many trips and always enjoyed his good humor. He will be missed by his family and
    all who knew him. A Great aviator and friend.

  12. Jack hundemer
    March 8, 2020 4:40 pm

    Once more the bell has sounded and the world is a little less than it was. But for those of us who shared time on the ground and the best of time, in flight with Austin, were truly blessed.

  13. jackhundemer
    March 8, 2020 4:59 pm

    For all the time shared on earth, but especially for the time shared above it, I thank you Austin.

  14. Ivan Reddington
    March 8, 2020 7:33 pm

    It was always pleasant to visit with Austin and he always had a great attitude. I will miss seeing him around the AA System.
    Ivan Reddington

  15. Lisa Lamberth Haddock
    March 14, 2020 8:46 am

    Mrs Donna and boys- so so sorry for you loss. Mr Bond was a happy, jovial gentleman. He and Mrs.Donna always full of laughter. I am sure he will be missed physically however memories will last forever. Sincerely, Lisa Lamberth

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