Comer Bond

Obituary of Comer Elwood Bond

Comer “Garry” Elwood Bond was born July 28, 1950 in Piqua, Ohio. After earning his GED from Jackson High School, Garry would proudly serve our country in the United States Army. Soon after he was honorably discharged from the service and in order to provide for his family, he would take employment with Ford Motor Company as a line worker and remain there for thirty years. Garry would perform maintenance on fire extinguishers in the greater Detroit area and continue to do so until his passing.

When he craved spiritual nourishment, Garry would attend New Apostolic Church in Sterling Heights to fulfill this need.

Being quite the card shark, Garry would never miss an opportunity to play a friendly game of poker. He could also often be found showing off his skills in the game of pool at the local pool halls. He always enjoyed and made time for a round of golf with his brothers.

Family was very important to Garry and he treasured the times he would take his daughters fishing, when they were younger.  When his daughters grew and started their families, Garry would expressly love and cherish the time he spent with his grandchildren.

On Sunday’s, Garry would often be found watching a football game, aka “sleeping on the couch”. He also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers play, especially if they were winning.

Comer “Garry” Elwood Bond, age 69 passed away suddenly on Saturday July 11, 2020 at his home.  In addition to his passing, he was preceded by his stepfather: Donald Pepka and siblings: Arthur Pepka, Susanne Pepka-Crenshaw and Danny Bond.

To cherish his memory, Garry leaves his mother: Audrey (the late Roy) Warsaw; his father: Comer (Polly) Elwood Bond; two daughters: Melanie (Matthew) Yavorsky and Crystal Bond; six grandchildren: Elise and Aspen Yavorsky, Ryan, Aleksa and Nicholas Foster and Jordan Bassler; his former wives: Sandra Bond and Linchie Goins; siblings: William Blair, Donald Pepka, Jr., Tim Bond, Jimmy Bond; step brother: Ronald Warsaw; step daughter: Malisa Tatro and many nieces and nephews.

Garry’s services are scheduled for Saturday August 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at New Apostolic Church 37800 Utica Road, Sterling Heights 48312. Inurnment at Great Lakes National Cemetery will take place on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.. Merkle Funeral Service North, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185 were entrusted with his arrangements.   Online guests may leave words of comfort or share a photo by visiting

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