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 Joseph Stephen “Joe” Bond, Jr

Joseph Stephen “Joe” Bond, Jr

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 12 Jun 1951 (aged 58)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 21, Lot 1
Memorial ID 59007659 · View Source
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Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, June 13, 1951, Wednesday, p. 3

Labor Leader Joe Bond Dies After Long Illness

Joe S. Bond, 58, president of the Shreveport Building Trades Council and one of Louisiana's best-known labor leaders, died in a local hospital at 2:10 p.m. yesterday after an illness of five months.

Born and reared in Shreveport, Bond had watched the city grow from a small town to a metropolis and had helped to build it. He had been a leader in local labor activities for more than a quarter of a century.

Bond had been president and business agent of the Shreveport Building Trades Council for the past five years, having been elected to the positions five times. For many years he had served as a treasurer of Local Union 194, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, an organization which in 1949 presented him with a 25-year service pin.

A vice-president of the Louisiana Federation of Labor, representing the Shreveport district, Bond was known among labor and construction leaders throughout the state.

Aside from an interest in labor affairs, Bond took a great interest in civic and welfare work. Last year he served as co-chairman of the construction industry solicitation division in the annual Red Feather fund campaign of the Caddo-Bossier Community Chest. He was particularly active in the solicitation of aid for the Shreveport Association of the Blind, the Home for the Aged, local crippled children's welfare organizations, and local projects for the welfare of Negro residents. He was also an ardent supporter of Boys Town, Neb.

A veteran of World War I, Bond was an active member of the Lowe-McFarlane Post [14] of the American Legion. He was a member of Shreveport's First Presbyterian Church.

Bond was born in a Market Street residence on the edge of what is now Shreveport's business district, the son of the late Joe S. and Sophie Oliver Bond, both members of pioneer North Louisiana families.

About two months ago he rallied from the illness which was the cause of his death. He returned from the hospital to his home at 549 Wilkinson Street, where he was greeted by friends for the first time in weeks. Then, about a month ago, his condition became serious again and he returned to the hospital.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Grace Thomas Bond; a stepbrother, W. G. Patterson, Sr., of San Antonio, Texas; an aunt, Mrs. H. C. Bartup of Shreveport, and an uncle, James Oliver of Marksville.

Funeral services are tentatively scheduled to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the chapel of the Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The Rev. A. W. Townsend, pastor of Mangum Memorial Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. A. Alexander, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Stephen “Joe” Bond, Jr (28 Jul 1892–12 Jun 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59007659, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Shawn Bohannon (contributor 47062096) .