Ronald Andrew Bailey

December 31, 1944 - February 5, 2022

Ronald Andrew Bailey of McKinney, Texas passed away February 5, 2022 at the age of 77.  He was born on December 31, 1944 to Ernest Bailey and Elva (Lisman) Bailey in McKinney, Texas where he attended school.  Ronald married Linda Rowell on August 11, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He worked as a Master Electrician.  Ronald was of the Christian faith.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  Ronald will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda M. Bailey of McKinney, Texas; his beloved companion and friend, Lucy Lu; daughter, Cindy Cronberger and husband, David of Allen, Texas; granddaughter, Kristin Duran of Boston, Massachusetts; grandson, Ryan Duran of Denton, Texas; sister, Doyce Gadberry of McKinney, Texas; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his daughters, Sharon Bailey and Lisa Bailey; parents, Ernest and Elva Bailey; and brother-in-law, Tuffy Gadberry.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be made to Operation Kindness or a non-profit of your choice.



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I am so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. He and my husband Robert were great friends and electricians together. He came to Robert’s funeral 4 years ago. Linda, Cindy and families, prayers for comfort. Patsy Black Brian & Melinda Black Patsy Black, February 10, 2022 Love this pic! Ron was such a great person. So kind. He will truly be missed by everyone lucky enough to have known him. I am honored to have been his friend. Sending love, hugs and prayers to Linda, Lucy and his entire family. 
GayNell Doshier, February 9, 2022 I'm going to miss you papa.
Ryan Duran, February 9, 2022 To see this about Ron, is so sad. We would see Ron in his white Ford pickup drive down the alley, coming and going occasionally if we were outdoors. Ron always had a Big Wave & Smile.(we're the neighbors in the corner)Would see the Little Dog out w/Ron in front occasionally. Linda, please take care if yourself-We're down the road if you need anything.. Rest in Heaven Ron.
Becky & Paul Elkins, February 8, 2022 Sending love, strength and prayers during this most difficult time. Lisa Rice, February 8, 2022 You could always count on Ron to be a positive, practical, helpful, kind man who had a great sense of humor too. His complete devotion to his wife Linda, their countless daschunds through the years (currently Lucy Lu) and also to Linda’s mother, Bette Sirmans, was extraordinary. The world lost one of the rare kinda “good guys” with Ron’s passing. I feel lucky to have known him. Lisa Rice, February 8, 2022 Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I know this is a very difficult time for you and I pray that you will find some comfort in knowing that he is at least not suffering anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love,
JoAnn Graessel, February 8, 2022 Ron was my son-in-law & my best friend. He always called me Mom, always wanting to help me any way he could. I couldn’t have chosen a better person for my daughter. Love you always, Mom “Billy, Penny & Bailey” Bettye Sirmans, February 8, 2022 My favorite memory with Uncle Ron- Disney World June 1986
Melissa Hennessy, February 8, 2022
Caring, kind, generous, heartfelt are just a few of the qualities that come to mind when I think about my Uncle Ron. He may have been soft spoken, most of the time, but he sure knew how to make others laugh with his witty humor. In his free time if he wasn't outside tinkering in the yard he was spending time with my Aunt Linda and their four legged "kid." The love they shared for so many years is one that fairytales are made of. A true gentleman always making sure every lady around was taken care of first. He definitely left this world with an imprint that makes it a better place. For all these reasons and so many more I'm proud to be his niece. I LOVE YOU UNCLE RON. Melissa Hennessy, February 8, 2022 Linda Picturing Ron and Mark with their Corona Beers, Buffett songs in the breeze, and the sunlight glistening on the water. Just like before… Love you Patty
Patty Rowell, February 8, 2022 Linda,~ Ron was the most amazing Brother-in-law a sister could ever have. Our family was blessed to have Ron in our lives. He will be truly missed by all of us. Love, Charlene Charlene A. Didden, February 8, 2022 Linda, I am so very sorry. There are no words. I’ve always heard wonderful things about Ron, he was one special man! Look up at the sky at night and find the brightest star, that will be Ron looking over you. He might even give you a wink! Always, Heidi Donovan Heidi Donovan, February 8, 2022