Bond, Richard Alan age 56 of Powell, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 28 at Tennova West. At that time, he entered into eternal peace. Alan was a member of One Life Church , where he loved to greet people with a smile. He was born July 10th 1956 at Holston Valley Hospital, in Kingsport, TN. He graduated from Sullivan East High School in 1974. Alan served six years in the Navy on the SSN 704 as a Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator. He worked at several Nuclear power plants and did maintenance on various types of machinery. Alan loved NASCAR racing, going to car shows, riding his Harley, and spending time with his family. He was the husband and soul mate of Cathy Bond for 12 short years; the son of Don and Nancy Bond, (Bristol, TN); dad to Andrew, (Riverside, CA), Sarah, (Laplace, Louisiana), Harley, (LaFollette, TN), Alyssa, (Knoxville, TN), Taylor Bond, Jennifer (Adam) Beeler, (Powell), Christy Summers, (Las Vegas, NV); papaw to Dylan, Melissa, Maverick and Riley: brother to Susan (Andy) Perry (Seneca, SC); sister-in-law and friend, Ellie Howe (Powell, TN); aunts, Beverly Jones and Mildred Murphy; uncle Donnie Murphy; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive Friends Saturday, June 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7:00, officiated by Rodney Arnold. Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway is in charge.
Memorials may also be made to One Life Church , 1506 Callahan Rd. Knoxville, TN 37912. The love for his family homestead in Nicklesville, VA, is where he will be buried.
Alan, you will forever be in our hearts!
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