Frank Bailey

October 16, 1956July 27, 2011

Frank A. Bailey, died July 27, 2011 at Northwest Medical Center. He was born on October 16, 1956 in Prairie Grove, AR to Loy and Mildred (Ragsdale) Bailey. He was the loving husband of Patricia “PJ” (Stubbs) Bailey of Bentonville.

Frank was the Disability Counselor at Northwest Arkansas Community College. He was a member of the NWA Center for Equality, trained AIDS educator, former regional director for Regional Aids Interfaith Network (RAIN), former youth leader and Sunday school teacher at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Fort Smith, AR, and lifelong liberal Democrat. Frank was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville and was very devoted to his family and making memories. He loved to cook and enjoyed animals.

He is survived by his wife PJ; daughter Amy Bailey of Fayetteville, three grandchildren, Yulonda, Julien, and Jasmine; two brothers Kenneth (Sandy) Bailey of Farmington and Joe & family of Fayetteville; father-in-law John Stubbs of Centerton; three brothers-in-law Paul (Bonita) Stubbs & their children, Brandon, Jason, Cory of Centerton; Todd (Shirl) Stubbs of Elmer, NJ, & James Stubbs of Avoca; sister-in-law Beth & Steve Phillips of Centerton & their children, his godchildren, Bradley, Nicholas, & Zachary, sister in law Carolyn Bailey of Owasso, OK; Niece Kim Bailey Maples & husband Tom of Owasso, OK Great niece Brandi Maples of Owasso, OK, Great niece Brook Crawford (Travis), and great great nieces Jaden, Baylee & Laney of Owasso,OK

Memorial service will be Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the All Saints Episcopal Church, burial to be private at a later date. Services are under the direction of Callison-Lough Funeral Home, Bentonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NWACC Foundation: Disability Resources Center, 1 College Dr., Bentonville, AR 72712 or to the All Saints Building Fund, 406 W. Central Ave., Bentonville, AR 72712.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Zanette Douglas

September 28, 2011

It has taken me some time to address Frank's death. I was at my desk today and thinking about how a message from him would pop up when I wasn't expecting one. I miss that.

Frank was one of those students that every professor would want. He was committed, focused, engaged, and compassionate.
From the first day he walked into the Office of Adult and Returning Students(OARS), to the day he received his master's degree, Frank grew from a nervous returning student into a leader and accomplished professional. During his years working in the OARS Office, he not only assisted students in any way he could, but he organized the first OARS student association, played Santa Claus for the children during the OARS Christmas parties, and organized trips and activities, among other activities.

Frank was not only my student; he became my friend and then my colleague. I was so proud of him when he was hired at NWACC, a dream of his to work at a college. Then his first year at the college he went on and received the Rehabilitant of the Year award from the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA). He wrote to me and said that he never thought there would be a chance he would be joining the NRA, and here he was receiving an award.

When he wrote that the State Rehabilitation Agency in Benton County wanted him to apply, he was torn, but what an accomplishment for him. He told me to keep my fingers crossed, but there was no need to. Frank's ability was always apparent, as well as his passion for assisting those with disabilities.

Frank, I will always have a place for you in my heart. You thanked me all the time for assisting you, but I thank you, as you are the one that always made me feel successful.

Sarah Saulsbery

August 30, 2011

P.J., Frank volunteered for me at Peachtree Hospice in the past. I dont know if I ever met you, but I feel as if I know you from all the times Frank spoke of you. I was shocked to hear yesterday of Frank's home going. I am asking God to give you comfort P.J. - words are so inadequate at times like these - only God can minister adequately to us. I can only tell you how very sorry I am.

Karyn Williams

August 25, 2011

Holding you close in thought and prayer.

Maggie Zimmer

August 6, 2011

Frank was very dear to me and I will always cherish having his friendship.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Stephanie (Estes) Spencer

August 4, 2011

Frank was a lifelong family friend who, just like his parents, was always there to provide love and support to everyone in our family. He was truly a remarkable person who made a positive impact on everyone's life he touched, no matter how brief. Although I very rarely had the opportunity to see Frank, the last time being when my dad passed in January 2008, and even though it had been literally decades since I'd seen him last, he had a hug and comforting words that made me feel as if I had just spoken to him yesterday. I will genuinely miss him, but it makes me smile to know that he is reunited with his mom & dad and many other loved ones who went before him.

Pam Oden-Raggio

August 2, 2011

Frank was such a kind soul, always helping others, always being a friend. We talked often on FB and I always enjoyed Franks quotes and words of wisdom he would share. I pray for comfort for Frank's wonderful family he lives behind.

David Lawson

August 2, 2011

Frank was an awesome and caring person. I loved him and he was always there for any one who needed help. He will be missed by many..

wayne wagnon

August 1, 2011

frank will be missed

Roger & Lynne Young

August 1, 2011

Frank was a special friend, and a member of my church family, We shared many long talks and had many similar interests. He had a special compassion for everyone and always had a smile and a warm glow wherever you were with him. Frank, you will be missed not only me, my wife, and kids, but by everyone you came in contact with. God bless you...

Shiloh Henry

August 1, 2011

PJ, my heart aches for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Frank was such a kind, generous man, and he will be missed. I will treasure my memories of our times together in OARS. He touched a lot of people, and the world was better for his place in it.