Arnold Glenn Bailey
Keyser - Arnold Glenn Bailey, 101, of Keyser, WV, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his residence while under the care of WVU Medicine Hospice of Potomac Valley.
Born on April 27, 1920 in Keyser, WV, he was a son of the late Berkley Glenn and Nora Blanche (Staggs) Bailey. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Lee (Dawson) Bailey on January 18, 2013; a son, Arnold Lee Bailey; two granddaughters, Stephanie Renee Bailey and Baby Sissy Lee and a great-granddaughter, Johanna.
Mr. Bailey was by trade a carpenter and home builder. He worked with the crews that built the original Memorial Bridge, spanning the Potomac River from Keyser to McCoole, MD and operated his own sawmill. For many years, he would plow gardens for residents in the community. In his younger days, he was a member of the Mount Zion Church on Knobley Road, later becoming a member of the Fountain United Brethren Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War, II.
Surviving are his children, George William Bailey and wife Jean of Keyser; Donald Wayne Bailey of Petersburg, WV, Daniel Glenn Bailey and wife Dorothy of Keyser, Carol Darlene Bailes of Keyser and Linda Sue Lee and partner Bruce of Barton, MD; a daughter-in-law, Teckla Bailey of Keyser; 17 grandchildren, Tina Cook and husband John, Donna Lewis and husband Brian, Roy Bailey and wife Carla, Sherry Tillman, Kelly Simmons, Melissa Bailey-Weary, Kim White and husband Walter, DeWayne Bailey, Pamela Bailey, Steve Bailey, Nicole Bailey, Isaiah Bailey, Alexus Bailey, Michael Bailey, Angela Bailes Lillie, Christopher Lee and wife Shanin and Patricia Lee Flores; 32 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Fountain United Brethren Church on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Darryl M. Elliott officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Inurnment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at a later date.
The Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published by Mineral Daily News-Tribune from Jun. 23 to Jun. 24, 2021.