Kent Wolf Bond was born in Sidney, Nebraska on February 7, 1936 to Harold and Bonita Bond. He passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 after a long illness.
Kent was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and cherished friend to many during his lifetime. He had a twinkle in his eyes and a gift of quiet strength and intrinsic wisdom, always quick to share wise sayings and provide guidance and help to anyone around him to better themselves and keep things in perspective. Some have even affectionately labeled him “the wise man”.
Kent was born and raised in western Nebraska with his 2 sisters, Rita and Camille. At a young age he showed a natural affinity toward music and as he matured, joined his high school Glee Club, and in college, participated in theater productions, a traveling quartette and chorale group. Music was his love throughout his life … he had a song in his heart and a song for any occasion.
He married Beverly Woodard on August 22, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. He loved his family, and is survived by his wife, Beverly of 61 years of marriage, daughter Kristin Bond Lichtenauer and husband Thomas of McKinney, Texas, and son Kyle Alan Bond and wife Amber of Kerrville, granddaughters Kayden Bond Lichtenauer, Kelsey Bond Lichtenauer, Emersyn Grace Bond, and sister Camille of Kansas City, Missouri.
He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1957. He fulfilled his service in the United States Army and then taught high school English and Drama for two years. Thereafter he enjoyed an array of career choices - dental supply sales, owning his own Pet Shops in Omaha, and eventually made his way into tennis and athletic club management, due to his love for tennis and the ability to teach. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas in 1983 for a job opportunity managing Houston Indoor Tennis Club. He was then employed by Club Corporation of America and enjoyed managing country clubs in south Texas and Arkansas until he retired in 1997. His entrepreneurial spirit would not rest until he pursued one final endeavor of owning his own business once again. In l997 he and his wife Beverly purchased the Terminix Franchise for the Texas Hill Country with an office in Kerrville, Texas. In 2004, son Kyle moved to Kerrville to work in the family business and in 2009 purchased the franchise from Kent and Beverly. Kyle continues to run the business today.
Kent was actively involved in the Kerrville Community having served as the President of the local Kiwanis Club. He served on the board of the American Red Cross, the Hill Country Crisis Council, and the Kerrville Comprehensive Planning Committee in 2000.
Kent loved to play tennis, golf, and fish when he had the opportunity. He loved the arts and supported and attended theater performances in the community and surrounding areas whenever possible.
The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made in Kent’s name to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Peterson Health Foundation, or the Kiwanis Foundation.
Celebration of Life services will be held at Kerrville Funeral Home on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830)895-5111
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