Thomas Jefferson

Bailey, Jr.

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Thomas Jefferson Bailey, Jr.

Oct 25 1955 - Apr 29 2007

Thomas Jefferson Bailey, Jr. (Tom Bailey, Jr.), 51, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2007. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, May 2 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow (Ridgeview Memorial Park) near McKinney. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 pm at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. Matt Chandler will officiate. Tom was born in Sikeston, MO on October 25, 1955. After moving to Amarillo, TX in March of 1965, Tom graduated from Amarillo High School in 1974. Tom met Brenda Clark in 1973 at Amarillo High School. Tom and Brenda celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary June 28th , 2005 in Plano, TX where they have lived since March of 1982. After spending many years teaching Sunday school for youth, college, and young singles, Tom sold his business to start a full time ministry devoted to discipleship and counseling. Ichthus Ministries ( has been running strong for 18 years and has touched countless lives through the teaching and dedication of this man empowered by the Holy Spirit. His legacy lives on through this ministry. Tom is survived by his wife, Brenda, his son, Bryan and wife, Jenni of Rogers, AR, his daughter, Alicia Strange and husband, Teddy of Memphis, TN. Also still living are his parents, Thomas Sr. and Dixie Bailey of Elk City, OK, brothers David Bailey and wife, Beverly of Frisco, TX, Mike Bailey of Derby, KA, sisters Emily Johnson and husband, Jeff of Elk City, OK, Susanne Sherrin and husband, Bobby of Lusby, MD. His grandson, Caden Thomas Bailey, will miss his “Tom-Tom.” It has always been the desire of Tom and Brenda for the ministry that has been established to continue on. In lieu of flowers, please help Ichthus Ministries to continue reaching and helping lives by making a donation (Ichthus Ministries, 1805 Eden Valley Ln, Plano, TX 75093).
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