Funeral services for Detroit broadcasting legend Bill Bonds were set Sunday as his colleagues continued to remember him fondly.
Bonds' funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham. His visitation is from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Clawson. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a sharing of memories service.
Many years ago in the late 1980s I flew to a Tiger Baseball game in Tom Monahan's helicopter and watched the game from the press box..I was wedged between Bill Bonds and Sonny Eliot...OMG what a funny pair these two Detroit legends were! The language was pretty rough and they really turned on the charm and entertained the show promoter girl....Bill was so smart and funny...RIP Mr. Bonds.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Bill Bonds, a broadcasting legend who made his name at Channel 7, has died. The longtime 7 Action News anchorman passed away Saturday.
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He suffered a heart attack this afternoon.
Bonds started at WXYZ in 1963 and worked here until 1968. He came back three years later in 1971 and worked here until his retirement in 1995. TRIBUTE VIDEO HERE
He was actually moved by ABC to stations in New York and Los Angeles to help boost the stations in those cities.
Bonds was inducted into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 with fellow colleague, former WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Jerry Hodak.