James Leonard Bailey, 76, of Chuckey, Washington Co TN, passed away Friday, Autust 31, 2012, at his home.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Jane 'Millie' Bailey, who passed away August 18, 2012.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Reed, Jane Southerland, and Karen Bailey; a grandson, Jeremy Southerland; two great-grandchildren, Trinton Southerland and Evan Southerland; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law, Ruth and Dale Dykes, of Limestone, TN, Wanda and Clifford Knight, of Telford, TN, and Imogene and Jim Street, of Jonesborough, TN; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Jeannie Cousin, and Larry and Diane Cousin, all of Jacksonville, FL; several nieces and nephews; his special friends, Joe Faulkner and Kenneth Lamb; and many other special friends.
The family extends a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Smoky Mountain Hospice, and to Jim Brown and Terry Nelms of Veterans Affairs at Mountain Home for their continued support.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2012, at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, Afton Chapel.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at East Greene Free Will Baptist Church with interment in GraceLand Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Anthony Payne and the Rev. Jack Dykes will officiate.
The Greene County Honor Guard and Tennessee National Guard will convey military graveside honors. Pallbearers will be Jamie Street, Randy Cousin, Conley Cousin, Andy Story, Dustin Wolfe, and Tyler Briggs.