John Hugo Bond went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2023. He was born on November 26, 1948 in Selma, Alabama. Because his father served in the United States Air Force, John lived in many other states during his young life, including Alaska, Tennessee, and Virginia. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Business Administration and was a Certified Public Accountant. He was a loving and devoted husband to his late wife, Joyce, and wonderful father to his two daughters Rebecca and Jennifer, as well as adored Papaw to his nine grandchildren.
John is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Timmons and her husband Luke of Bartlesville and their four children: Brendon, Blake, Brock, and Braleigh; and his daughter Jennifer Hobbs and her husband Brian of Edmond, Oklahoma, and their five children: Alice, Evelyn, Martin, Gwendolyn, and Violet. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Wendell Holder, of Rossville, Georgia; and his sisters-in-law, Gwen Pressley of Lafayette, Georgia; and Marcia Bond of Clearwater, Florida. John was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Joyce Holder Bond; his parents Col. Ralph Winston Bond and Alice Faye Allen Bond; and his beloved brother and best friend, Col. David Allen Bond.
John was a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He established Diversified Systems Resources (DSR) in 1982 in Bartlesville, a technology company that continues to thrive. Throughout the more than four decades of leading DSR, John continually attributed any business success directly to the Lord and also to his DSR family. John was a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Known for his philanthropy, John generously gave to many worthy Gospel-centered missions and ministries and charitable causes in Bartlesville, across Oklahoma, and around the globe. He had a huge heart and was always willing to help someone in need.
An ardent patriot, John deeply loved the United States of America and always wished to honor those who bravely serve to defend her. He enjoyed traveling, cheering on his Tennessee Volunteers and Oklahoma Sooners football teams, collecting vintage cars, cranking up the music on his Altec theater speakers, and spending time with family and friends. He was a child at heart who loved ice cream and splurged on the occasional banana split. John was recognized for his gentle spirit, moral integrity, and kind smile. He will be greatly missed by many family members, friends, and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 11:00am at Bartlesville First Church of the Nazarene (3650 SE Adams Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006). Family visitation will be held at Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home Friday, July 28, 2023, from 5-8pm (710 S Dewey, Bartlesville, OK 74003). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to On the Rock Ministries of Bartlesville at ontherockministries.com.