Alan Gary Bailey, age 64, of Overton, Pa., passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, as a result of a truck accident in Overton Township, Pa.
Alan was born in Overton, Pa., on Sept. 26, 1949, a son of the late Joseph Stephen Bailey and Helen Marie Beeman Bailey. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1969. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War
from 1970 to 1971. After the war, he continued operating the family farm and also worked as a carpenter for Matt Rinker and other local area contractors.
He was a member of St. Paul's Church of Christ and was a member of the A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W
. New Albany, Pa. Alan had a giving personality would help anyone who asked. He would make popcorn balls at holidays for the VFW and also enjoyed attending antique auctions and caring for his beloved pet dogs.
Surviving Alan is a brother, Sherill LaRue (Butch) Bailey of Tunkhannock, Pa.; three sisters, Patricia Bacorn of Overton, Pa., Shirlee (Calvin) Bird of Overton, Pa., Sharon K. (Donnie) Haines of Picture Rocks, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Eugene Fetherbay of Overton, Pa., and Phil Lewis of Wysox, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Lorraine (Tootie) Bailey of New Albany, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lonnie Bailey; and two sisters, a twin Alice Gayle Lewis and Saundera Fetherbay; a brother-in-law, Russell Bacorn Sr.; sister-in-law, Sandy Bailey; a niece, Michelle Bacorn Fry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at St. Paul's Church of Christ. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday morning at the church.
Graveside Military services will be accorded by members of the A.J. Bird Memorial Post No. 384 V.F.W., New Albany, Pa.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.
The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorial contributions are directed to Dushore Fire and Ambulance, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614; or Sullivan County Library, P.O. Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614; or St. Paul's Church, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614.
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