We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ray Funeral & Cremation Service
John Howard "J.B." Bonds, 83, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Chapel Hill, NC. He was born June 6, 1939 in Asheville, NC, to the late J.B. Bonds and Doshia May Henry Bonds.
John attended the Asheville City schools and was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School and excelled as a member of the basketball team. John enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a Police Officer. He resided in New York for a short time and later returned to live in Supply, NC before returning to Asheville. John was employed in the maintenance department with the Asheville Housing Authority for several years.
J.B. was well-known and loved all around from his personality, slick words, smooth talking and the care he showed to others. If you needed it and he had it, it was yours. He will be remembered for his will, strength, fight and life.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents and sisters whom he joined in Heaven.
Left to cherish his memory include daughter, Shikira Bonds-Johnson; sister, Peggy Chandler; grandchildren, Noelle and Ki'Ron; nieces and nephews; cousins including Daree L. Bonds; other family members and friends.
Although it is hard to let J.B. go, he will always be here in spirit with those he loved.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the WC State Veterans Cemetery.