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Bailey, Bruce
Bruce B. Bailey, 89 years old, retired full Colonel, United States Army Air Defense Artillery, passed away on January 31, 2018 at the Bexley Sunrise Care Facility. Bruce served in the occupation forces at Nagasaki, Japan and fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was born and raised on a cotton farm in Decatur, Mississippi and graduated from the West Point Military Academy. He was well liked by all and known for his witty one-liners such as "whatever it is, I did not do it". He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; and ten children, Bart Bailey, J.C. Bailey, Michael Bailey, Merrilou Dobler, Missy Hess, Melody Phelps, Heidi Bailey, Joy Rosanski, Barry Bailey, and Sloan Bailey. Bruce will be buried with full military honors at West Point starting with a mass in about two weeks. Condolences can be sent to his eldest son, Bart Bailey, at 6300 Cardinal Hill Pl, Springfield, Virginia 22152-2200.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 4, 2018
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