Jimmy Lee Bailey

Published 4:06 pm Monday, October 30, 2017

Mr. Jimmy Lee Bailey, 68, of Sheffield Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born May 2, 1949 in Davidson County to the late Major Henry and Mary Nell Jones Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a member of New Union United Methodist Church where he had served as a Laity Speaker, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, a member of the Men’s Fellowship and helped with other activities. He was a veteran of the U.S. military and had served in the N.C. National Guard for 10 years.  Mr. Bailey was retired from Hayward Industries.    

Survivors: his spouse of 45 years, Ruby Cleary Bailey of the home; a brother, Charles Bailey (Judy); a niece, Sherry Bailey McKnight (Tim); a nephew, Michael Bailey (Mandy), all of Advance; a great-niece, Zowie Bailey; 3 great-nephews, Matthew and Bailey McKnight and Parker Bailey; and a special friend, Hunter Dyson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Eric Lineberry and Rowan Fay officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in New Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Beck, Jerry Keller, Donald Jones, Dale Lanier, Kenneth Merrell and Jamie White and honorary pallbearers, Al and Wanda Sutphin and Hunter Dyson.

Memorials: New Union UMC, 1436 Sheffield Road, Mocksville; Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; or charity of donor’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.