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Portrait of Reford Bond III

In Memoriam

Reford Bond III

August 16, 1930 ~ May 21, 1989

Obituary published in The Oklahoman, May 26, 1989

Reford Bond III, 58, an Oklahoma City attorney, died Sunday, May 21st, at his home. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Hahn-Cook Funeral Home, Northwest 60th and North Western, Oklahoma City. 

Mr. Bond, a senior member of McAfee & Taft, one of the largest law firms in the state, was born August 16, 1930, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. 

He obtained his B.A. Degree with honors in 1952 and his LLB Degree with honors in 1956 from the University of Oklahoma. He was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year at the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was an editor of The Oklahoma Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1956. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army with service in Europe. He joined McAfee & Taft in 1959 after three year’s service with Phillips Petroleum Company as a staff attorney. He was a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was recognized nationally as an expert in the fields of corporation, securities and oil and gas law. He was listed in the 1989-90 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

He was a member of the Oklahoma City Boat Club, and was an avid sailboat racing enthusiast, winning the Fort Worth Regatta in 1982. 

Survivors include mother, Jane Bond, Chickasha; and daughters, Cynthia Rosser Bond of Oklahoma City and Alysoun Hunt Bond of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by brothers, Jay Rosser Bond of Oklahoma City and Myron Humphrey Bond of Dallas, Texas; and by sisters, Kathryn Wootten, Chickasha, and Jane Hughey, Oklahoma City. 

The family has designated either the Kenneth E. McAfee Memorial Fund at the OU Foundation, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 or the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 115 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, as appropriate recipients for memorial donations.

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