Billy Carson Bond

Published 9:55 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

Billy Carson Bond died on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the age of 84.

He was a native of Columbia, Mississippi, and a resident of Monroeville.

He and his wife, Evelyn, resided in Selma from 1965 until 1987. During this time he was employed by Hammermill Paper Company. He and Evelyn enjoyed fond memories of the Selma community and their many friends there.

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He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Mississippi National Guard and served during the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University in forestry and a registered forester in the state of Alabama. He graduated from Jones Law School in Montgomery with a juris doctor degree in law and was a member of the Alabama Bar Association.

He spent his career in the forest products industry. During his distinguished career, he held the notable positions of corporate vice president of Hammermill Paper Co. Inc.; president of Allegheny Railroad, Inc.; and president of Harrigan Lumber Co. Inc. He retired as president of Alabama River Woodlands, Inc. in 2000.
Mr. Bond served in numerous capacities in professional, civic and in governmental organizations. He was inducted into the Society of  Foresters Hall of Fame at Auburn University.

He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Bond; mother, Jewell Garrett Bond Johnson; and sister, Linda G. James.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Stringer Bond; his son Mark (and Dianne) Bond and daughter Jennifer (and Mark) Amundsen; grandchildren Mary Carson and William Bond; and step grandchildren Taylor, Avery, and Johnny Amundsen.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroeville. He was a Free Mason.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Monroeville First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Eubanks officiating. Interment will be at Pineville Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following organizations: Camp Smile-A-Mile, Pilots for Christ or Monroeville First Baptist Church.