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Aubry Donald " Donnie " Bonds

February 9, 1938 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 82)


Mr. Aubry Donald Bonds of San Augustine, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, in San Augustine at the age of 82 years, 1 month, 3 days.

Mr. Bonds was born February 9, 1938, in Houston, and had lived in San Augustine for the past 39 years. He served 20 years as an officer with Houston Police Department attaining the rank of lieutenant prior to his retirement in 1981. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. Mr. Bonds was a member of San Augustine County Cowboy Church as well as Redland Masonic Lodge #3.

His survivors include his wife, Mary Bonds of San Augustine; daughter, Dana Gambino and husband Sal of Conroe, Texas; son, Jake Bonds and wife Rosie of San Augustine, Texas; five grandchildren, Cody Gambino and Jennifer, Lacey Jones and Josh, Andrea Gambino, Austin Bonds, Keith Williams and Robin; and seven great-grandchildren, Starla, Keira, Elliana, and Jaxten Williams, Leon Fiondella, Lorelei Jones, and Leia Jones; brother, Leonard Bonds of Spring, Texas; sister, Juanita Fisher and husband Harry of Conroe, Texas, he also loved his bonus children, Jody Pickard,  Cheena Runnels and Kim Corrigan. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Dave Oliver Bonds; his mother, Ellie Mae (Johns) Belch; brother, David Bonds;  a sister, Linda Belch; and a bonus kid, Greg "Elwood" Mills.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020, at San Augustine County Cowboy Church, located at 539 FM 711 North in San Augustine, Texas, with Pastor Chris Burris, Randy Mills, and Terry Scalise officiating. Masonic rites and interment will follow at Thomas Cemetery, located on County Road 274.

Pallbearers: Keith Williams, Cody Gambino, Joshua Jones, Mitchel Barton, Austin Bonds, and Jody Pickard.

In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorials for San Augustine County Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 280, San Augustine, TX 75972; or Houston Police Retired Officers Association,

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Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine, Texas.


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March 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wyman Roberts Funeral Home
316 West Columbia
San Augustine, TX 75972

Funeral Service
March 15, 2020

2:00 PM
San Augustine County Cowboy Church
539 FM 711 North
San Augustine, Texas 75972

Committal Service & Interment
March 15, 2020

Thomas Cemetery
County Road 274, off Hwy. 21 West
San Augustine, Texas 75972

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