Bonson Leon ‘Jiggs’ Bailey

Published 3:48 pm Monday, July 27, 2015

Mr. Bonson Leon “Jiggs” Bailey, 90, of US 64 E., Mocksville, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Bailey was born Feb. 16, 1925 in Davie County to the late Bonson and Josie Tucker Bailey. He was retired from Dixie Furniture. Mr. Bailey was a member of Fork Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Mae Danner Bailey; a daughter, Wanda Flippin; a brother, Alfred Bailey; and 2 sisters, Mamie Jean Hartman and Peggy Jones.

Survivors: a son, Tim (Debbie) Bailey of Advance; 4 grandchildren, Kevin Gilbert, Kerri Creel (Rob), Clint Bailey (Barbie) and Lauren Flippin; 6 great-grandchildren, Gracen, Bubba, Shayna, Tyler Carter and Brylie; and canine companion, “Puppy.”

A graveside service was to be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 at Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Alzheimer’s Assoc. Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Brancomb 10, Charlotte,   28215-3220.