Jim Bailey

Published 11:54 am Monday, February 26, 2024

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MILL SPRING – Jimmy “Jim” Dean Bailey, 77, of Mill Spring, passed away Saturday morning, February 24, 2024, following a long illness.

He was born at home in Bostic, North Carolina on January 6, 1947. Jim graduated from East Rutherford High School before serving in the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. He retired from Royster Oil Company after 34 years of service.

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Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyte Bailey and Hazel Dobbins Bailey; two brothers, Hoyte Bailey, Jr. and Phil Bailey; one sister, Georlene Holland and brother-in-law, Max Holland.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Patsy Searcy Bailey; two sons, Ben Bailey (Debbie) and Brian Bailey (Brandy) both of Rutherford County; one daughter, Sherry Davis of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Christy Thompson (Bryan) and Holly Greene both of Rutherford County; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His favorite things to do were to spend time with his family and mowing grass on his Cub Cadet.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cemetery in Mill Spring with Reverend Donald Hollifield officiating.

Military honors will be conducted by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

An online guest register is available at mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel