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Lloyd Hollis Bond, 86, of Danville, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017 at Presence USMC in Danville.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Danville National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 210.
Lloyd was born on Dec. 15, 1930, in La Rose, Ill., to Elliott and Hazel (Hollis) Bond. He attended LaRose, Ill. schools and Eureka College for one year. Lloyd was signed to play baseball under the St. Louis Browns in Lake Charles, La. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served during The Korean War until Nov. 1954. Lloyd later worked for Essex Wire, Hyster, and Palmer Bank. He was an IHSA baseball and softball umpire for 37 years, as well as the umpire for EI Baseball and Danville Twilight Leagues for another 13 years. Lloyd was a member of Danville United Church of Christ, where he served on the church council for eight years.
Lloyd married Joann "Jodi" Grites in 1994, and the two shared many wonderful years together until her death in 2012. The two of them enjoyed traveling together for 30 years, especially to Branson, Mo. and Gatlinburg, Tenn. with their best friends Nancy and Dave. They were also avid Illinois fans and held season tickets for Basketball, Football, and Women's Volleyball and Basketball. Lloyd also enjoyed fishing, golf, and was a huge Green Bay and Chicago White Sox Fan.
Survivors include a son, Michael Bond of Washington, Ill. and a daughter, Karen (Darren) Leeper of Metamora, Ill.; three grandchildren: Allison (Tim) Hall of Denver, Brooke (Keith) Troise of Washington, and Roger Sullivan of Peoria; seven great-grandchildren; a niece, Barbara (Jerry) Faw; and close friends, Nancy and Dave Ling. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Thomas; and his wife, Joanne.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lloyd's name to The VA Illiana Medical Center, 1900 E. Main Street in Danville.
Published on February 18, 2017
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