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Leon D. Bailey

1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leon D. Bailey Obituary
Leon D. Bailey

Virginia Beach - Leon D. Bailey, 86, born on January 15, 1928 in Praco, AL, went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2014. As an active member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church for the past 57 years, he was currently serving as a deacon, a member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Joy Singers Choir. He served 26 years in the Navy; retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. After retiring from the Navy, he also retired from Virginia Beach City Public Schools where he taught at the Vocational Technical Education Center. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie; two sons and their wives, David and Rhonda Bailey, and James and Debbie Bailey; grandchildren, Shayne Fairley, Brody Bailey, Ashleigh and Warren O'Hara, Candice Bailey Hall, and Caitlin and Jeff Snyder; two great grandsons, Jaden Hall, and Ashton Bailey; his sister Fay and her husband Wilford Harris; and his son-in-law Bruce Fairley. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Fairley. The memorial service will be June 25, at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23502. Visitation will be held two hours prior, beginning at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Renovation of the Sanctuary at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, 4392 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 24, 2014
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