OBITUARY

Earl Len Bailey Jr.

September 26, 1963February 16, 2013

Earl “Len” Bailey, Jr., 49, of Abilene, Texas passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Abilene, Texas of natural causes. A memorial service will be held at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory St. There will be no burial service. A visitation with the family will be Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5 to 7p.m. at the funeral home.

Len was born September 26, 1963 to Earl Len and Patricia (Magness) Bailey in Harrison, Arkansas. Len grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High School in 1981. In 1992 he met Patricia “Patri” Regan and later married on April 2, 1993.

Len was a man of integrity and had a very strong work ethic. He was a District Sales Manager for Bimbo Bakeries USA. He also had the gift of gab, there was no story he couldn’t tell and no joke he would turn away. He enjoyed fishing, golf, chess, playing tennis and had a love-hate relationship with the Dallas Cowboys. He looked forward to his time playing tennis at Rose Park with “the over 50 bunch.” If a need arose and he could meet it to help someone out, he gave with no expectation, except that they pay that kindness forward. The only thing he loved most in the world was his family and was so very proud of all four of his children and his only grandchild.

Surviving Len are his wife, Patri Bailey; his children, Leah Danette Adams, Shelby Len Bailey, Tanner Shawn Bailey, Maggie Len Bailey; granddaughter, Presley Faye Adams, all of Abilene; his parents, Earl and Pat Bailey of Nocona, Texas; many extended family members, close friends and his spirit animal, Oreo. Len is preceded in death by his grandparents; infant sister and infant daughter.

Memorials may be sent to Connecting Caring Communities, 402 Cypress St., Ste. 420, Abilene, TX 79601.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Darren Dannenberg

July 23, 2013

Earl and I grew into adulthood together. Shared so much, like brothers really. I still hear his voice and feel his passion for life. There will always be a void never to be filled. He was a great man and offered so much to the world and people he knew. Thank you Earl for saving my life. Until we meet again...

Kenneth & Danice Allen

February 27, 2013

Earl was our childhood friend back at College Hights we did get to meet up with him as adults and he was as always the same pleasant Earl he will truly be missed Kenneth & Danice Allen..

February 26, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss.
Your family is in our prayers.
The Watsons
Troop 232

Mary Devanney

February 25, 2013

We are very sorry to hear about your husband. Tanner is a fine young man, I understand now where he gets it from. Your family is in our prayers.
The Devanney Family
Troop 232

February 25, 2013

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Len's passing. May the Lord give you the strength to sustain you during the difficult days ahead.

Patricia Lynn Bailey Melton
(PattyLynn)

Margaret Forrester

February 25, 2013

Patri and family, I am saddened that I lost a good friend and neighbor. Len was a very helpful and thoughtful neighbor. We had some good talks and laughs over the fence. I will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Janice Buckley

February 25, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Len.My prayers are with you and his family.

Renee Riggs-McClellan

February 24, 2013

Patri and family, I am so sorry for your loss! May peace flow into your hearts and soul and may God bless your family in this storm.

Heather Cooke

February 24, 2013

Patri - I am so very sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts.

February 23, 2013

Earl seems like family - we knew him since we were little kids on Glendale. My mom says she remembers Earl ( we called him Len back then) and Steve singing "There was an old man named Michael Finnegan" over and over...and over. Earl will be fiercely missed, and the world is already a little colder without him. As Steve used to say as a kid ... "Earl Len Bailey, Jr. - man, he's outta sight!"