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Richard Bailey Jr.

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Reverend Richard Coulter Bailey, Jr.


Reverend Richard Coulter Bailey, Jr., 86, husband of Loretta Bell Bailey, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Born in Washington, DC, he was a son of the late Richard Coulter Bailey, Sr. and Ethel Payne Bailey.

A retired Baptist minister, Reverend Bailey served as a pastor in NJ, PA, SC and GA and was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Lorrie B. Covington and Lois J. Downing; two sons, David A. Bailey and Donald R. Bailey; a sister, Ruth Christine Butler; a brother, John Wesley Bailey; and eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A private family graveside service will follow at Graceland East Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 20, 2014
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