Charles Bailey

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GALLIPOLIS — Charles Okey Bailey, 81, of Gallipolis, died Thursday July 10, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center.

Born Nov. 14, 1932, in Cabell County, W.Va., Charles was the son of the late Okey E. and Anna M. Saul Bailey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile Virginia Halley Bailey, whom he married Nov. 17, 1961, and who preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1912.

Charles was a retired buyer from the Shell Plant in Apple Grove, W.Va. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of Morning Dawn Lodge 7, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Gallipolis Shrine Club, American Legion Post in Pt. Pleasant, and a life member and past commander of the VFW 4464 in Gallipolis.

He is survived by daughter Charla (Todd Fife) Murphy, of Gallipolis; granddaughter Wendi Ferrell, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Eric and Michael Ferrell, of Gallipolis; four sisters, Mildred Stiff, of Chesapeake, Va., Mary Emma Waugh, of Crown City, Margaret Bailey, of Gallipolis, and Frances (Bob) Wood, of Bidwell; and brother Bob (Peggy) Bailey, of Bidwell.

Funeral services will 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014. Masonic services will be conducted by Morning Dawn Lodge 7 at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Military funeral honors will be conducted at the cemetery Tuesday by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from July 11 to July 12, 2014
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