James 'Jim' A. Bailey
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SALISBURY - James "Jim" A. Bailey, 85, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Born March 20, 1928 in Spencer, he was the son of the late Vesta Lefler Bailey and John Thomas Bailey.
Jim attended Boyden High School and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was an industrial chemical salesman. He was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, the Masons, and the Elks Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward T. Bailey; and sisters, Nell Bailey Stowe and Hazel Bailey Daniel.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sarah Bennett Bailey, whom he loved; son, James A. Bailey, Jr. of Greensboro; daughters, Cynthia B. Fowler (James) of Greensboro, Rebecca B. Dye of Salisbury and Karen S. Bailey of Greensboro; first wife, Mildred McDaniel Bailey of Greensboro; stepsons, Dennis Bennett (Elaine) and Chris Bennett (Sharon); stepdaughters, Vickie Bennett and Kelly Hall (Thomas); grandchildren, William J. and Daniel J. Dye; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Visitation: 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 500 Park Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.
Service: 1 p.m. Wednes-day, Jan. 22, 2014 at Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Entombment to follow at the Salisbury National Cemetery columbarium with military honors by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.
Memorials: Park Avenue United Methodist Church or to the organization of your choice.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Bailey family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.
Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 19, 2014