Eddie Bailey

Eddie Bailey, 83, of Tenaha, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Center.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha.  A military honors graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Cemetery with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.  
Mr. Bailey was born August 22, 1935, in Haskell, Oklahoma, to Norman Bailey and Mae Criner Bailey.  He served in the United States Air Force, where he retired as Senior Master Sargent after 28 years of service.  He was devoted to serving his family and community.  Mr. Bailey was proud to help wherever he was needed and was well known as “the voice of Tenaha Tiger football”.  His favorite moments were those spent with his family, all of whom he dearly loved.  Mr. Bailey was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha, Tenaha Business Men’s Club, and the Child Welfare Board in Center.  
He is survived by
Wife of 61 years: Doyce Bailey of Tenaha
Daughter: LaRaye Bailey of Tenaha
Like a Daughter: Erin Johnson of Carthage
Grand dog: Hercules Bailey
Special Friends:
Justin Simons and Sarah Wilson of Splendora
Sister-in-law: Karen Cruse and husband, Glen, of St. Louis, Missouri
Brother-in-law: William “Bo” Morris of Tenaha
Special Family: Charles and Sharon Pollard of Livingston
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Norman Bailey and Mae Criner Bailey
Sisters: Norma Wilbourn, Peggy Langford
The family would like to recognize and say a heartfelt thank you to the administration, nurses and aides of Focused Care in Center, Texas, for their outstanding care, love and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at
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