JIM C. BAILEY
1933 - 2013
Jim C. Bailey (Born March 24, 1933), loving husband, adoring father, proud grandfather, trustworthy friend, and long-time Escambia County School Board member and community leader, moved to Heaven on March 19, 2013. Jim was married to the love of his life, Patsy McClellan Bailey, for 53 years. Together, they raised 2 daughters.
Jim retired from Monsanto Corporation after 31 years. He was elected and served as the Escambia County School Board District 1 Representative for 22 years, serving as Chairman or Vice-Chairman for 13 of those years. Jim's dedication to the students of Escambia County earned him the honor of a Resolution on the floor of the Florida State Senate, the honor of being recognized by the Florida School Board Association for Outstanding Boardsmanship, the dedication of Jim C. Bailey Park at Hellen Caro Elementary School, and a school named in his honor, Jim C. Bailey Middle School.
Jim's retirement years were full and active, enjoying many fun-filled days with Pat, and many precious hours with his children and grandchildren. He leaves a lifetime of memories to his loving wife, Pat, daughters, Jamie (A.J.) Dufurrena and Jena (Matt) Stucky, grandchildren, Jimmy Bailey Dufurrena, Joshua Dufurrena, Anna Stucky, Claire Stucky, and Adrian Stucky.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., both at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Jamie Bailey Dufurrena will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers are Lynwood Kent, Wayne Watson, Louis F. Ray, Esq., Seldon Pierce, and Jimmy Bailey Dufurrena. No graveside services will be held. Flowers are welcome.
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