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Old 05-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Rick Bond, AKA Grumpytrkr passes

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URBANA Richard "Rick" Glen Bond, 53, of Urbana passed away at 11:43 a.m. Saturday (May 4, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Eastlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana.

Rick was born Oct. 1, 1959, in Gary, Ind., a son of Richard Jackson and Ruth Eleanor (Ruehl) Bond. He married Donna Marie Thuney on April 7, 1988, in Urbana. She survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Charles Bond of Bridgeview; a sister, Jackie Flatt of Claremont, Fla.; a nephew; three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rick served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1982, and worked as a truck driver for over 25 years.

He had driven for FedEx, Thrift Trucking, and Burkland Distributors, where he also worked as a night warehouse manager.

He was a life member of Good Sams Club and the NRA, and he was also a member of JAYCO, CHAMCO Good Sams Club, the LeRoy and Danville Rifle and Pistol Clubs, the Urbana VFW and the Illinois State Rifle Association.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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My sincerest condolences to Rick's family. I hope he has gone to that great campground in the sky.
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I'm stunned. I met Rick & Donna at the Urbanna rally & saw them again at Sevierville. He reminded me of a gruff but lovable teddy bear. I'm sure he's giving Richard a hard time now, in that campground up in the sky.

Deepest sympathy to Donna & his family. Rest in peace, Grumpytrkr.

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Another friend we never had the chance to meet. Our condolences to the family.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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So sorry to hear of Grumpytrkr (Rick Bond). My condolences to his family.
I remember him from last April when i was researching Classy Cassis Trucks. He sent me pictures when the company replaced his seats in his truck and put in a tool box/fuel tank for him in his 99 Powerstroke. Thought at the time i would really like to meet up with him some day. Now sorry to say i won't get the chance.
I am sure he is at a campground somewhere up above.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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I am so sad to hear of his passing. Prayers to Donna and family. We met at Urbanna Rally and he had such a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
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Our condolences to Rick's family. Although we never met him, it's always a sad day when a member of the "family" leaves us. We know he is free from earthly pains and problems and know he is at peace.
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I just received an email from Mrs. Grumpy.... She is doing as well as possible. I was unaware of his passing until this minute. Grumpy was a great friend of Tracy and I and I am shocked and saddened at the suddenness of his passing. He became ill while they were camping. Rick had heart surgery the end of April and seemed to be doing well. On Saturday May 4 he coded and they were unable to revive him.
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