James Russell Bailes
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NEWARK: A memorial service celebrating the life of James Russell Bailes, 82 of Lehigh Acres, FL, formerly of Newark will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Gus Andrews officiating.
James passed away December 1, 2013 at his home. He was born October 21, 1931 in Montgomery, WV to the late George and Rebecca (McMullen) Bailes. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Owens-Corning in 1988 after 35 years. Following his retirement James moved to Florida. He cherished his special dog, Baxter. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles and feeding the birds.
Survivors include his wife, Marilee (Francis) Bailes, whom he married September 18, 1954; daughters, Karen (Phil) Dishon of Newark, Sheryl (Craig) Szweda of Seattle, WA, and Brenda (Deke) Richards of Newark; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three infant sons, James Russell Bailes, Robert George Bailes, and Ronald Earl Bailes; a sister, Sara Hughes; and many aunts and uncles.
Friends and family may call from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service Friday at VENSIL & CHUTE FUNERAL HOME, 1850 W. Main Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to a
Published in the Advocate on Dec. 11, 2013