Funeral Set For Coach Roy Bond

Coach Roy Bond on Bertie's 1995 State Championship Run

Funeral arrangements have now been finalized for former Bertie High School coach Roy Bond.

Bond, who led the Bertie Falcons to two state high school football championships, died Saturday.

A wake for Coach Bond will be held Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Missionary Baptist Church in Windsor. His funeral will follow on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Bertie High School Gymnasium.

From the Bertie County School spokesman Brent Todd:

It is with sadness that I announce the passing a football coaching icon in Bertie County and all of Northeastern North Carolina. Coach Roy Bond, who brought home two state high school football championships to the Bertie Falcons, passed away earlier today at Norfolk General Hospital. Coach Bond had suffered a serious medical issue late Wednesday evening, June 11. He was airlifted to Norfolk General Hospital where he arrived in critical condition. Despite the efforts of medical professionals, coach Bond was not able to survive. He leaves behind his wife Sharon, who serves as Principal of Bertie High School.

Statement from Rickey Freeman Chairman of the Bertie County Board of Education.

It is with very deep sadness and regret that I announce the passing of a Bertie County legend, Coach Roy Bond. I believe I speak on behalf of the entire board of education, administrators and staff of Bertie County Schools, and the entire Bertie County community when I offer our deepest condolences and prayers to his family, his friends, and to all those who have been touched by this fine gentleman. Coach Bond's passing leaves a deep void in Bertie County and across North Carolina where we feel he was a state hall-of-fame caliber football coach. He has mentored hundreds and hundreds of young people during his distinguished career including students, coaches, teachers and others. We will always remember this great coach who brought so much pride to Bertie County by bringing home not one, but two state high school football championships, in 1995 and 2000. Coach Bond will be missed, but Coach Bond will not be forgotten.