BOW - On Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Horace W. Bailey began his trip across the "Great River" which separates the life here and the life hereafter.
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Born May 28, 1927, he was 84 years of age. He was the son of Horace C. and Ruth (Mudgett) Bailey formerly of Newbury, Vt. Mr. Bailey had lived in that town, as well as Lisbon, Goffstown and Concord. He had lived in Bow since 1954.
Mr. Bailey was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. For most of his earning years he worked in the architectural engineering field. Since 1981 he owned and operated Pine Tree Products, a native-pine coffin producer.
Over the many years in Bow he served his community in ways too numerous to mention. He was a member of the Bow Community Men's Club since 1950, a member of American Legion Posts 37 and 21 in Hooksett and Concord and was also a Life Member of the NRA, among others.
His family members include his wife Anna (Criss) Bailey; sons Scott and his wife Pati, Matthew and his wife Michelle, and Bruce; daughters Anne and Melissa; and beloved sister Betsy Hatch. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A casually social Celebration of Life for Chip will be held Tuesday, May 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Bow Old Town Hall, 91 Center Rd, Bow. Stories are welcomed.
His urn will be laid to rest at Oxbow Cemetery in Newbury, Vt. at the convenience of the family.
For those friends who are so inclined donations in Mr. Bailey's name may be made to the National Rifle Association at NRA Processing Center, P. O. BOX 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648 or online at www.membership.nrahq.org/forms/donate.asp or to Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Assoc. Hospice House at CRVNA 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord 03301 or online at www.crvna.org/donate.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, Boscawen office is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial please go to www.csnh.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on May 12, 2012