Charles Bailey Jr.

  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - christine mallon
  • "Charlie was a good man, I always loved shooting the breeze..."
    - Mike Cichowicz
  • "Prayers and Heartfelt Condolences to the entire Family."
    - Harriet Patterson Key-Jackson
  • "To my uncle Charles, Thank you for the wonderful part that..."
    - Lisa Augustus Tonsil
  • "I'm so sorry for your loss Charlie, I've known you since we..."
    - Samantha and Steve

Charles Bailey Jr., 81, of Cumru

Township, went home to be with our Lord in heaven on February 7, 2019, surrounded by his family during a short respite stay at ManorCare West Reading.

Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., he was the son of the late Charles (Charlie) and Willie (Belle May) Bailey.

He was employed by Stanley G. Flagg in Stowe, Pa., for 38 years and Security Guards Inc., for 15 years. Charles was a local independent cement contractor and grocery store owner. Charles loved animals throughout his life until the end. He enjoyed cigars and was an avid Eagles football fan. The family would like to thank the Heartland Hospice staff for their support in care.

Charles was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne (Delp)

Bailey, in 2015; and 3 sisters: Alma Tonsil, Emma Hill and Wilma Evans.

Surviving are his four children: Charles Craig Bailey, of Sinking Spring; Christine Bailey, of Cumru Township; Mark Bailey, husband of Ginger, of Muhlenberg; and Todd Bailey, husband of Angela, of Sinking Spring. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Todd Bailey, Marcus Jones, Jaden Bailey, Mariah Bailey, Keagen Bailey and Danny Murray; brother, Arthur Bailey, husband of Lois, of Reading; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. John Baptist de LaSalle, R.C. Church, 42 Kerrick Rd., Shillington, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives at church from 9-9:45 a.m. The interment will follow the Mass at Gethsemane Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the

Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Whelan-Schwartz Funeral Home of Reading is in charge of arrangements; online condolences may be made at

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444 North Ninth Street
Reading, PA 19601
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Published in Reading Eagle from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, 2019
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