Jimmie Lawayne Bailey

December 11, 1924 - August 26, 2011

Jimmie L. (Wayne) Bailey, 86 of McKinney, Texas, passed away August 26, 2011. He was born December 11, 1924 to Luther and Dora (Mitchell) Bailey. Jimmie served in the United States Navy for two years during WWII. Jimmie married Wilma Smith Bailey on June 14, 1947 in McKinney, Texas. He retired in 1974 from the Veteran Hospital where he was a supervisor. Jimmie spent his retirement years farming. He loved fishing and visiting with family and friends. Jimmie was a lifelong member of the Eastfork Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Bailey of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Waynette Stone and husband Paul of McKinney, Texas and Glenda Holmes and husband Johnnie of Pottsboro; son, Gary Bailey and wife Debbie of Saline, Louisiana; 14 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Bailey of Garland, Texas and Aubrey “Butch” Bailey of Louisiana; sisters, Wanda Frazier of McKinney, Texas, Katie Wiser of McKinney, Texas and Bobbie Beardslee of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Minchew; brother, Freddie Bailey and sister, Delores Duncan. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2011 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, August 28, 2011 evening at 6:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in McKinney.

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Waynette, I am so sorry to hear about your dad.I know that you loved him very much. I will be praying for you and your famiiy and friends. God has a special place for him in his many maansions. My heart goes out to you alll Love Joan Joan Rogers, August 29, 2011 My thoughts and prayers are with the families during this difficult time. With much love. Susan Williams, August 29, 2011 " Mr.Wayne",I did not know you long in time but felt like I had known you forever.I admire you for your strength and your fighting courage.I also loved you because you loved our LORD.Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life even if it was so brief.See you in HEAVEN.Carolyn carolyn joy rigby, August 28, 2011 Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry to hear of Mr. Bailey's passing. Kenneth, Renee & Desiree Judd, August 28, 2011 WAYNETTE,KEVIN,TERI & KERI, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, WE PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW. WE ARE HERE IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AND KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU. LOUISE & RICKY CARTER & KIM (CARTER) GOSSETT. KIM CARTER GOSSETT, August 28, 2011 My heart and prayers are with you, the family, and all his close friends. Dorothy Lorance Gibson, August 28, 2011 Dear Wilma & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a good man w/a gentle soul. He was a wonderful example and was loved by so many as well. I know that it hurts our hearts to lose such a man, however, he's w/Jesus & His angels, & I can just imagine Sherry up there w/a big smile on her face. Please know that you all are in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this difficult time. We love you all so much! God Ble you all! Darrell & Karen Prce Darrell Ray Price, August 28, 2011 I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Jimmie Bailey though my best friend Ally Bailey. I knew him as a loving grandfather to her as well as a loving husband to his wife. I will remember the light in his eyes when I saw him, that just told you he loved God and his family. He will be missed. Megan Brianne Weaver, August 28, 2011