James-BAYLESS-Obituary

James Raphael BAYLESS Jr.

St. Petersburg, Florida

Obituary

BAYLESS, James Raphael Jr."Jim" 78, of St. Petersburg, passed in his sleep Oct. 19, 2017. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan Bayless and sister, Joann Heiter. He is survived by his devoted daughters, Debra Kucharik and Collene Knowlson; his grandchildren, Alexa Crawford,...

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My husband, Bill and I were very blessed to have known Jim. Our daughter, Jennifer,worked for him when she was in College and took care of all of our family's aching bones. Jim said he enjoyed my cooking ( but I always thought he was just being kind) when he had dinner with us.He was such a gentleman with lots of good stories and had such a sharp wit. After my husband had a stroke like Jim we weren't able to keep in touch as much as we wanted too. We will miss him. Blessings to his family....

I have known Jim for 65 years! We have had some incredable times together.Jim has always had insight, wisdom and a solid patient life style that attracted people to him.WE were born on the same day and year.He in Tennessee
and I in Fla.We both accepted Christ at the same age.It has been an honor and privledge to have a friend like Jim over all these years.For me the good news is in a short time we will be together again! I Pray that God will continue to bless the family in this hour of...

My condolences to his family. I knew Jim, when attending elem. school, jr.,high and high school in Tampa.

I am so sad to see this about Dr. Bayless -I went to him for such a long time and what a great doctor he was -my thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Uncle Jim. You were always so strong and smart. I will miss you. Now you and grandma can be together. Love you. You are always in my heart. Rip

I had the honor and pleasure of serving with Jim in the US Army Reserve out of Tampa when we were both Captains. Jim was the epitome of an officer and a gentlemen. I regret not staying in contact with him after he left the military to study to become a chiropractor. My life was better for knowing Jim. Rest in peace.

Dr. Bayless always had a funny story and knew exactly what to do to make things right. We will miss him and send warm thoughts to the family he leaves behind.

my condolences to the family. Jim was a wonderful friend
Barb Palmer

James R Bayless, Jr. - one of my all time favorite people. A man of his word and a great friend to be counted on. Selfless and with humility, defined character and humanity. We'll all miss him and his love of thoughtful conversation.