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Chris Bailey

October 10, 1963 - February 9, 2020

Chris Bailey of Bullhead City, Arizona formerly of McKinney, Texas passed February 9, 2020 at the age of 56.  He was born on October 10, 1963 to Major General John H. Bailey II and Velma Jean (Johnson) Bailey on the military base of Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Chris attended schools in different states including McKinney ISD schools due to his fathers’ military career. He was a 1981 graduate of McKinney High School. During his high school years, Chris played basketball, football and ran track. After graduation, he moved on to Prescott, Arizona where he went on to flight school and earned his pilot’s license from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in that flying was his greatest passion.

Chris loved helping others and had a part time job working alongside of the Arizona Fire Department. In 2013, he saved many children from a shelter during the big Yarnell, Arizona fire where 19 members of the fire department perished. Chris received a hero’s Medal of Honor for his bravery. He was also very interested in astrology, watching stars and planets through his telescope at late night hours. Chris was a man of nature, science and the unexplained.

He leaves behind his wife of 20 beautiful years, Mary Bailey of Bullhead, Arizona; father, Major General John Henry Bailey II and wife, Ruth of Houston, Texas; sister, Harriett Denise Muoneke and husband, Mr. Celestine Muoneke of McKinney, Texas; brother, Captain John Henry Bailey III and wife, Renee of McKinney, Texas; brother, Brian Bailey of McKinney Texas; nephews, Quinton Bailey, Cedric Muoneke; niece, Brittany Muoneke; great-nephew, Dylan Bailey; great-niece, Jayla Bailey; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Chris is preceded in the heavenly gates by his mother Velma Jean Bailey.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013 with Pastor Cynthia Allen officiating.

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Chris was a great uncle who enlightened me on many subjects and taught me patience. He would lighten up a room with his intelligence and make sure that those around him were in good hands. He is and will be dearly missed. Brittany Muoneke, March 20, 2020 God has taken a beautiful soul. May He grant your family peace in knowing you are with him. Please ease them with the memories of all you have done while you were here and know they have a new angel watching them now. My prayers are with you all. Judy Jezl, March 20, 2020 I'm going to miss you, Uncle Chris. I hate that I never got to come visit and spend more time with you and Aunt Mary in Arizona. I'll always remember and cherish the time that we did have together. I know you are watching over us from the stars now. Until we meet again. Cedric Muoneke, March 19, 2020 My dear brother Chris. Oh my God I do not know how to start. Chris you were everything and more to me. A true mechanic, cook, landscaper, repairman, sportsman, fisherman, Pilot, most of all a fantastic uncle to my children and the list continues. I do not know what I am going to do without your four times a week phone calls to check on me. But Chris I know we will meet again some day and do all of the things we had discussed over the phone. I love you and will truly miss you my dear brother. Denise Muoneke, March 19, 2020 I’m praying for the family. Ida Fowler , March 16, 2020 Chris was a big part of my youth, he was a great guy!!! I'm sad to hear of his passing. I'm truly sorry I didn't get to see him again. I'm not surprised to find out he was a hero, what an awesome man!!! I'm so glad he followed his dreams and became a pilot!!! He always said he would!!! I'm truly sorry for your family's loss. God and Heaven be with you. Sincerely,
Wes Price, March 11, 2020 To the family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am sending my love and prayers to all of you. My family and I send our deepest condolences.
Camesha Dickerson, March 9, 2020 My sincere condolences.
Shell Perry-May, March 9, 2020 To Chris’ family, I offer my condolences. My memory of Chris was this quiet demeanor about him. He was kind and I cannot remember ever anything negative that I can recall. He was very smart and determined. And pray that his family would remember the good and hold fast to their faith in God. He doesn’t make mistakes and He will provide what is needed for comfort and encouragement during this time. Peace to you all in Jesus name, Amen.
Andrea Grimes, March 9, 2020 Our condolences to the family for the earthly loss of Chris. He was very nice and helpful just like his entire family. It has been said the good that men do lives after them, and this is so true with Chris. Our prayers of comfort and solace will continue for the family. We love you and are thinking of you daily during Chris’ heavenly transition. God Bless, James Shaw and The Shaw Family
James Shaw, March 7, 2020 Chris was an awesome guy to know. Loved talking about the stars. Chris you will be greatly missed. Hope you are in heaven looking down on all your family. Patricia Martinez, March 7, 2020 Sending my prayers and love to the family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss for Chris was like a brother to me. My family and I send our deepest condolences. Camesha Dickerson, March 6, 2020