After a valiant fight against cancer, Randy (Randall Paul Bailey) died, September 30, 2012. He is preceded in death by his dear thin friend companion, Lori Boyer; beloved grandfather, Buster Simmons; his father, Jack E. Bailey; his sister, Denise Bailey Hoffpauir; and mother of his children, Susan Thompson Bailey. He is survived by his grandmother, Clarice Simmons; his mother, Paula Moye and step-father, Don Moye; his step-mother, Phyllis Bailey; his sister, Bonnie Carlisle and her husband, Ernie; his step-sister, Lisa Knight and her husband, Craig; his daughters, Sarah Hardin and her husband, Ronnie, Abby Funnell and husband, Luke; his son, Randall Paul Estess; his grandchildren, Emma and Annie Hardin; his beloved friend Billy I LOVE YOU MAN Sanders; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to list, who loved and supported him all his life. He grew up in Groves and Mid-County and was a brick and stone mason and an all around Jack of all trades. He spent the last years of his life on Cow Creek enjoying fishing and all things outdoors. He spent the last months of his life at Oak Grove Nursing Home, which he jokingly called the sanitarium, where he received amazing, tender, loving care from staff and residents alike, especially Best Bud Lori. A memorial service will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, in Nederland, on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., Rev. Mark Gibson and Rev. Clifton Rankin, officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the Groves Knights of Columbus Hall, 3749 Lincoln Avenue, Groves, Texas 77619. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oak Grove Nursing Home, 6230 Warren, Groves, Texas 77619. Details and registry available at: Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012