Raymond C. Bailey, 77, of Albany Township, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in his residence.
Born in Greenwich Township, he was a son of the late William C. and Laila M. (Heinly) Bailey.
He was Lutheran in faith.
Mr. Bailey was a 1955 graduate of Kutztown Area High School. He was a career United States Air Force
veteran serving in the Vietnam War
, retiring as a Staff Sergeant after 23 years of service. He then was employed as a welder by the former David Seem, Inc., Kutztown. He also was employed as a manager at the Bandit Truck Stop, New Smithville.
Survivors: Son, Thomas O. Bailey, Kempton, with whom he resided; daughter, Linda M. (Bailey), wife of Leonard L. Green, Lehighton; sisters, Rose M. (Bailey), widow of Ronald Greth, Kutztown, Debra A. (Bailey), wife of Robert Becker, Walnutport; brothers, Sterling C., husband of Sandy Bailey, Lancaster, Dennis W., husband of Joanne Bailey and Randall A., husband of Donna Bailey, both of Kutztown; two grandchildren, Scott L. Green and Dawn C. Pollitt; He was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn M. Bailey; and a brother, Richard L. "Bull" Bailey.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend James R. Hammond officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Honor Guard, Topton, and The United States Air Force, will follow in New Bethel Zion Cemetery, Kutztown (Grimville). Relatives and friends may call Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Flowers may be sent, or contributions may be made to Berks County Veteran Affairs, 726 Cherry Street, Reading, PA 19602, or The
, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.