Funeral Set For Coach Roy Bond

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.


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  • by Chancey Hendrix Location: Seaford, De on Apr 23, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    Coach Bond was our couch and our leader, but God saw fit to call him home. His spirit will reside in the hearts of all us that he touched.
  • by Lakeash Bryant Floyd Location: Greenville, nc on Jun 19, 2008 at 03:44 PM
    Coach Bond was a funny man. I remember when i was the girl that would run out on the field to the tee after the ball was kicked and making the gatorade for the football players and coach bond would tell me make sure i keep filling up those cup. He stayed on top of me at the games and i miss that. He was a good person and my heart goes out to his wife, kids and family. You will be missed. R.I.P. Coach.
  • by TERESA FUTRELL Location: AULANDER on Jun 18, 2008 at 05:44 PM
    I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THE FAMILY OF COACH BOND, ME AND MY HUSBAND RONNIE FUTRELL WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR PRAYERS OUT TO HIS FAMILY. COACH BOND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND TRULY MISSED IN OUR HEARTS. HE WAS A GREAT COACH. THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL SHOCK TO BERTIE COUNTY AND TO NORTH CAROLINA. IT IS GONNA BE VERY UNUSUAL COMING TO THE FOOTBALL GAMES AND NOT SEEING COACH BOND. COACH ROY BOND WAS A GREAT FOOTBALL COACH TO MY HUSBAND AND A GREAT PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH TEACHER TO ME. I REMEMBER BACK IN 1997, WHEN I WAS IN COACH BONDS CLASS 5 MONTHS PREGNANT AND I WAS FEELING SO ASHAMED BECAUSE I WAS 16 AND PREGNANT,COACH BOND STILL ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IN SCHOOL AND EVEN THOUGH I WAS GONNA HAVE A CHILD AT A YOUNG AGE THAT I STILL COULD BE SUCCESSFUL. BECAUSE OF THOSE WORDS THAT HE SAID TO ME I STAYED IN SCHOOL/GRADUATED. TO END THIS LONG COMMENT A VERY GOOD COACH WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
  • by Regina Location: Lewiston NC on Jun 18, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    I remember coming up as alittle girl and coach Bond and my dad was really close friends and still was. My dad use to take us with himn to coach bond house and play with his children. I will never forget him. And to Mrs. Bond my prayers are with you and may God continue to keep you and lift you up. And you know you will always be my favorite principal.SO stay stronge and keep your head up and God is going to take care of you.
  • by Ramona on Jun 18, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    MY HEART GOES OUT TO MY BEST FRIEND(PRECIOUS)AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY.YOU KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU GUYS, AND I LOVE U ALL SO MUCH...KEEP THE FAITH AND BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN IN HEAVEN...NO MORE SUFFERING AND PAIN THEN.....TRUST AND BELIEVE!!!
  • by Shy'Keim Bond Location: Greenville N.C on Jun 18, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    Coach bond wuz mi grandfather we wuz a good man.He kept hiz word on everthing he said he wuz goin 2 do he wanted mi 2 do good in skool .An he wanted mi 2 bea farmer an im goin 2 keep it in our family .Coach bond wuz very good husband 2 his wonderful wife me grandmother Sharon Bond.An while he wuz layin there in da bed me uncle wuz holdin hiz hand an mi grandad grab hiz hand tight an dat wuz hiz last breath he took he loved huntin juz like mi he loved sittin down at da CLUB HOUSE of da silver crow huntin club .We will miss him alot lov u grandad.
  • by Janice Location: Windsor on Jun 18, 2008 at 07:31 AM
    Coach Roy L. Bond, Jr. has left a legacy in Bertie County and in North Carolina. And even as we mourn his passing, let us rejoice for having had him in our lives for the years he was with us. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I watched him interact with students and I know he had a sincere love for each of them. We are all the better because he touched our lives. Roy was a part of my family and I admired him not only as a coach but as a person. He was truly a gentle giant. Sharon and family, my prayers are with you and for each of you. Know that God makes no mistakes. He will be all you need him to be during this time and in the days ahead.
  • by Eddie Graham Location: Lewiston N.C on Jun 18, 2008 at 05:10 AM
    The hearts are very heavy in Bertie CO. Coach presences will greatly be missed. My thoughts and prayer will be with the Bond family. I am very blessed to have been under his wings and guidance for 16yrs. He was a great inspiration in my life. I will always cherish those late friday nights and early saturday mornings we spent together. I am proud to be apart of both state championships. I will never forget when Coach Roberson or the other coaches needed something they would tease coach Bond and say tell your son Eddie to get what was needed. When myself and coach Bond first met in weight lifting we connected. I know Coach will be watching down on the Falcons family.(RIP) COACH
  • by Veronica Location: Clinton, MD and Temple Hill, MD on Jun 17, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire Bond Family. Roy will be missed by all of us, but his impact on the lives of young people will live forever. Veronica Pickett and Shavon Dixon
  • by Cheryl Ray Location: Farmville, NC on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    Precious, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care, Cheryl
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