James Lee Bond, “007”, 73, passed away at his home in Browning, Mont., on Feb. 2, 2020. Services were held Friday, Feb. 7, at Little Flower Parish in Browning.
He was born on March 26, 1946, in Cut Bank, to Ralph Alvin Bond and Lottie Mae Devereaux Bond. James was raised at Browning “Cut Bank Creek,” and graduated from Browning High School, going on to graduate from Haskell Diesel Mechanics School in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1966.
James joined the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged Feb. 10, 1967. He was self employed at Jim’s Diesel Repair until his death. He also worked from 1971–2018 for BIA Roads Department as a diesel mechanic. He retired from the Browning Volunteer Fire Department. Jim loved working! He also loved snowmobiling, motocross, NASCAR and collecting trucks, trains and toy cars, but most of all Jim “loved to work” - that was his passion.
He is survived by his wife Karen Cobell Bond; daughters Taryn Cynthia Marie Bond and Jackqueline Lee Nelson; son Duane Kemmer; 20 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; cousins and many friends. Anyone who met “007” will forever remember his little chuckle, infectious laugh and great sense of humor.
James was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Alvin Bond; his mother, Lottie Mae Devereaux Bond; sister Pattilou Brown; son James Alvin Bond; and daughter Galela Cobell.
Memorials/donations may be given to his family.