In Memory

Daniel Bond

Daniel Vandigriff Bond, 63, of Irving, died of congestive heart failure on Nov. 11, 2014. Daniel was born June 15, 1951, to Elaine and D.W. Bond, Jr. in Ville Platte, La. He was predeceased by his parents, and younger brother, James. He is survived by his daughter, Sarah Bond, his sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Mark Anderson, and his two grandsons, Daniel Gremar and Noah Gremar.


As a toddler, it became apparent that Daniel had a quick mind and instinctively knew about cars and engines. His grandfather would delight in having Daniel recognize every vehicle which passed by his line of sight, with never a mistake. Daniel had a lifelong passion for music, and he loved to play the guitar. A graduate of Pampa High School, Daniel consistently medaled in track and field while in junior and senior high schools. He attended Austin College, San Jacinto Junior College, Odessa College and North Texas University. After many years at Harley Industries, he worked at Lightbourn Equipment for 20 years, until retirement.


His friends remember him for his spot-on acerbic wit and keen memory. Daniel adored his daughter and grandsons, and was very proud of them. He was devoted to his church, The Fairview Church of God, grateful for the comfort of that community, which sustained him through his illnesses.


The family would like to thank Tommy Rush, Roberto Sanchez, Lightbourn Equipment and the doctors, nurses, therapists and staff at Presbyterian Hospital, Baylor Medical Center Irving, Pate Rehabilitation and Ashford Hall.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Funeral Home, 624 East 2nd Street, Irving, TX, 75060. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be sent to Lion Hospice, 2208 N. Highway 121, Suite 180 Bedford TX 76021, or the Dallas Amputee Network, 1303 Green Meadow, Richardson, TX 75081.