Mr. Charles Henry Bailey, Sr., age 89, of Silver Creek, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Renaissance Marquis.
Mr. Bailey was born in Bartow County, Georgia on March 12, 1928, son of the late Auvern Thomas Bailey and the late Carrie Leola Brock Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Christine Roberson Bailey, on March 26, 2016, by three sons, Randy Bailey, Ricky Bailey and Charles H. Bailey Jr., by a sister, Floy Howell, and by two brothers, Harry Bailey and Doug Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic and owned and operated Bailey’s Garage. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Flint Hill Baptist Church, the Gideon’s International, the American Legion Post #5 and was a charter member of Boy Scout Troop #81.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Costlow and her husband, William, Silver Creek, and Wanda Stamey and her husband, Randy, Silver Creek; a son, Jack Farren Bailey and his wife, Madlyn, Silver Creek; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a brother, Thomas Bailey, Piedmont, Alabama; two sisters, Ann Butler, Rome and Doris Green, Centre, Alabama; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Flint Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Don Spears and the Reverend Charles Garrett officiating. Mr. Bailey will lie in-state at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service time. Interment will follow in the family lot at Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. At other hours, they will be at the residence of Peggy & William Costlow.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and include: Jason Costlow, Jonathan Stamey, Ethan Stamey, Michael Warren, Joshua Bailey and Andrew Outlaw.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and caregivers at Renaissance Marquis for the care they gave to Mr. Bailey.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.