Carl Edward Bailey

January 20, 1932 ~ August 24, 2007

Carl Edward Bailey, 75, 251 Woodlyn Road, passed away, Friday, August 24, 2007 at Lakebridge Health Care. Mr. Bailey was a Washington County native, grew up in Carter County and attended Central Community and Happy Valley School Systems. He was a son of the late Garth and Polly Lee Gouge Bailey. An infant son, Albin Bailey, one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Hale and her father, David Hale and one brother-in-law, John Huse, also preceded Mr. Bailey in death. Mr. Bailey was a retired Tech Sgt. from the US Air Force after 23 years of service. He had served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr. Bailey had been stationed at several Air Force bases including, Keefleck Air Force Base, England, Athens Air Force Base, Greece, Chanute Air Force Base, IL, Wichita Falls Air Force Base, Texas, Lincoln Air Force Base, Nebraska and the Air Force Base in Iceland. He retired from Carter County School Systems after driving a school bus for 24 years. Mr. Bailey was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was involved in many parish activities. Survivors include his wife, Marie Albin Bailey; five children, Carl L. Bailey and his wife, Debbie, Johnson City, Theresa "Terri"? Hale, Johnson City, Vivian Brocato and her husband Sam, Cleveland, TN, Bill E. Bailey and his wife, Jeanette "Sheila"?, Chicago, IL and James "Jay"? Bailey, Johnson City and his fiancée' Nancy Legault, Kingsport; one sister, Barbara "Bobbie"? Bryant and her husband, John, Wartsburg; two brothers, William "Bill"? Bailey and his wife, Elizabeth, Spokane, Washington and Roy "Gene"? Bailey and his wife, Margaret, Elizabethton; grandchildren, Stephen, Matthew and Paul Brocato, Jo Ann Hopson and her husband Jason, Christy Hale, Tamera Sells, Billy, Brandy, and Jesse Bailey; two great grandsons, Tyler Hopson and Jaden Hale; god son, Michael Cunningham, Johnson City; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marie Albin, Norfolk, Neb., Rita Zitek, Omaha, Neb., John and Darlene Albin, Valparaiso, Neb., Leon and Gail Albin, Grosse Isle, Michigan, Missionary Nun, Sister Pauline Albin, Ghana, West Africa, Lorraine and Albert Firley, Weston, Neb., Patsy and Stanley Sabatka, Weston, Neb., Theresa and Don Schneider, Corpus Christi, TX and Lois Huse, Omaha, Neb, an uncle, George Dalton Gouge and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Bailey will be celebrated at 11 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Father Gerard Finucane will be the celebrant. Mr. Bailey' s granddaughters, Brandy Bailey and Tamera Sells will serve as alter girls. Military graveside services will follow at 1 PM at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons, Carl Lynn Bailey, Bill Edward Bailey, James Jay Bailey and his grandsons, Steve, Matthew and Paul Brocato and Billy and Jesse Bailey and Jason Hopson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church School, 2211 E Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Carl and Debbie, Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of Carl’s father. Your neighbors, Glenn and Nancy Williams

  2. Anonymous says:

    Carl and Debbie, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Carl’s father. Know that you and he are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenneth E. Ferslew

  3. Anonymous says:

    Marie, Jay, Carl and all of the Bailey family — My mother told me of your loss and I am so sorry to hear of it! I am thinking of all of you right now… your family has always had such a special, beautiful bond that enveloped everyone around you, and I know Carl. Sr. was at the heart of it. He was an incredible man, and I know he will be missed. Love to each of you and boundless condolences — Nicole

  4. Anonymous says:

    To: Jay Bailey and all members of the Bailey Family, I want like to express my condolences and let you know that you, your father and all members of the Bailey family are on my mind. You have opened your hearts and invited me in and I want to thank you. I, like most people, are not sure what to say but I can say this about your father. He was and had more courage and spirit than just about any one I have every known in my entire life. He faced life head on and showed others on how to do the same and for that I thank him. Sincerely, Joshua Lowe, The Lowe and Johnson Family.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Vivian, Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Marilyn

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dear Jay, Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow Sorry the miles keep us from being there in person. As you laugh at the good stories and cry at the sad, cherish those memories. We miss you here in Omaha! Carl was very lucky to have such a special son. Give our regards to your Mother. Love Lucy & Bob

  7. Anonymous says:

    In memory of Carl Bailey we have donated to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. ETSU Toxicology Emily Lemieux Kim Hughes Kathy Bryant Patricia Miller Kenneth E. Ferslew

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