Joseph Arthur Bond, Jr., 47, of LaPlata, Maryland, peacefully passed away on March 22, 2012 at the Washington Hospital Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Maryland. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland.
Joseph Jr. was born to Joseph Arthur Bond, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Bond of Leonardtown, Maryland (Compton) on March 2, 1965.
Joseph Jr. was blessed with two sons that he loved dearly, Joseph Arthur Bond III and Andrew Jaiden Bond. Joseph Jr. was affectionately known as “Jr.” or “Joe Babe” to friends and loved ones. He was employed at an earlier age as a Supply Manager for the Wildewood Construction Company. He recently was a truck driver for Chaney Enterprises until his health would no longer allow.
Jr. was extremely passionate about the world of Drag Racing and recently fulfilled his dream of owning his own race car. Early in life, Jr. thrived as a baseball pitcher. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, eating seafood and being outdoors working with his hands. He also loved traveling to many vacation hotspots with his fiancé. He was loved by many and enjoyed meeting people; once you met him you were no longer a stranger.
Jr. leaves to cherish his mother Dorothy; son’s Joey and Andrew; beloved fiancé Jan, and siblings Eunice V. Bond (Kelly), Deborah D. Briscoe (Henry), Brian (Tony) Bond, and Dwayne W. Bond (Karla); two nephews Rashad Briscoe and Carlos Bond; and three nieces, Kaneisha Holt, Lexie Bond, and Brittney Bond, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Sr., grandparents John Henry Sr. and Sarah Rosetta Bond and James Andrew and Ann Elizabeth Thomas.