October 17, 1928 – November 23, 2012
Former Austin, Texas resident JD Bailey, 84, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012, at his home in Dardanelle, AR. He was born October 17, 1928 in Webberville, TX., the Son of John William and Frances Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Judie Bailey, a sister, Juanita Graff and a son, Joe Douglas Bailey. He is survived by his son, Terry Bailey and daughter-in-law, Vicki Bailey; daughter, Sheryl Ann Donovan; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He served in the Marines and was a veteran of Foreign Wars. After serving in the military JD spent most of his working years as a truck driver. Later he retired from the State Purchasing and General Services Commission as a Security Officer. JD was a loving father and Papaw who shared his zest for life. He loved to share stories of his past with his children and grandchildren. He lived a very blessed life and was loved dearly by all of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation for Mr. Bailey will be held on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 from 6pm to 8 pm at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home at 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Funeral services will be held at 1pm, November 28th, 2012 at the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden Capital Parks. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park at 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749.
- Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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December 5, 2012
So many memories of Paw Paw. When Joe Bailey Jr. and I were first dating, we went to visit Paw Paw and "Banana" and he made us fried pork chops. YUM!
I have pictures of Paw Paw and Banana dancing at our wedding. Pictures of Paw Paw with Jessica and Joe Douglas Bailey the 3rd.
I can still hear the message Paw Paw would leave on our voicemail.
"Hello Bailey's!! This is Paw Paw here!!"
He was a great man who always asked about his great-grandkids and my own family.
I will truly miss him.
November 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Bailey family.
November 28, 2012
Michael and Pamela Sargent
Daddy rest in peace we love you
Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)
November 27, 2012
Thank you, JD, for your service to our country.
November 27, 2012
Sherry and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed chatting with your dad when he worked the front desk. I remember a conversation with him once about you and the girls and he told me you were absolutely a daddy's girl and a good one at that. I know he treasured you. My sympathies and thoughts are with you and your whole family.
November 27, 2012
I will always cherish the memories of JD's booming voice, his love and concern for everyone, and his positive outlook on life. He was always asking about the family and how you were doing.
I got to know him when he was a security guard at the LBJ State Office Building in Austin. We visited often when I would come in to complete some work at night. He welcomed my (then) young son Mark and allowed him to run the radio controlled cars in the halls. He was well respected by everyone that knew him, including the clean up crew that made up most of the night workers at the building. Believe me, not much missed JD when it came to looking after the building, the workers there and the property.
JD and his wife Judie were also frequent visitors at my Ranch East of Austin when we had an office party or whatever. I remember one time he came out on a Saturday and helped me and my brother, Harold, cut firewood. He was completely pooped out at the end of the day, but he wouldn't give up. Course, I don't recall that he volunteered to do that again either! What a pleasant memory.
I know I am like most people that knew JD and will miss him a lot. Even in his later years, he never failed to call me occasionally and check up on me and the family. Regretfully, I was only able to come to Arkansas one time for a quick visit. But I will remember it forever.
Thanks for the memories JD.
November 26, 2012
So glad that we had such great conversations.and visits. We enjoyed great times and will again when we will all be together. May legions of angels sing you into heaven. I've prayed Chaplets of Divine Mercy, Rosaries, and included you in the Prayers of the Faith at Mass this weekend. Love you, Uncle Jake, and you will remain in my prayers til my end. Brenda Kay and Family