Ronnie Ray Bailey

March 4, 1939August 23, 2012

Ronnie Ray Bailey, 73, of Amarillo died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

Ronnie, the oldest of seven children, was born March 4, 1939, in Hall County to W.L. and Hallie Bailey. He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1957. He married Sue Daugherty on Feb. 27, 1959, in Memphis. He worked for White Swan Grocery until he started in the golf business. In 1968, he took a position at Hale County Country Club as a golf pro. He went to Tule Creek Country Club in Tulia in 1970, then to Southwest Golf Course in Amarillo, where he stayed for many years. Ronnie was a member of Amarillo Senior Citizens Association, Top of Texas AA and attended Lamount Drive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Hallie Bailey; a brother, Jerry Don Bailey; and a grandson, Garrett James Elders.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Hill and husband Marvin of Amarillo; two sons, Guy Bailey and wife Stacey of Abilene and Mike Bailey of Brazoria; two brothers, Larry Bailey and wife Naomi and Gilbert Bailey and wife Bobbie, all of Childress; three sisters, Cleta Caison, Carolyn Bailey and Wanda Meeh, all of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Desiree Childers and Evany Reed and husband Charles, all of Amarillo, Bree Hancock and husband Cody of Fort Worth, Brook Bailey of Denton, Bear Bailey of Abilene and Jared Hill and Rebecca Hill, both of Canyon; two great-grandchildren, Tagg Childers and Paxten Childers, both of Amarillo; and his best friend, Betty Hughes of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to Cornerstone Outreach, 1111 N. Buchanan St., Amarillo, TX 79107; or Lamount Drive Baptist Church, 8400 Lamount Drive, Amarillo, TX 79110.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ronnie Ray Bailey

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September 4, 2012

So sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing. He was a classmate of mine graduating in 1957. He was always a great guy & friend. I last saw him at our 50th high school reunion in April 2007, I hope all your many good memories will give you peace and comfort. Pat Clark Bradley, Tucumcari, NM

Lori Johnson

August 25, 2012

Ronnie was a very special man & we all loved him. He will be missed dearly. Thoughts & prayers are with the family.

kim heathington

August 25, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is just lost my mom last week. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim Price Heathington canyon tx