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John Raymond Bailes

September 21, 1971October 11, 2021
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John Raymond Bailes Sept. 21, 1971 – Oct. 11, 2021

John Raymond Bailes, 50, of Lake Jackson, TX passed away on October 11, 2021 at St. Luke’s Houston with his family at his side. He was born September 21, 1971 in Freeport, TX, the son William Douglas Bailes and Teri Ladwig. He was a graduate of Angleton High School, Class of 1990.

John worked at TDCJ, where he met his wife, Priscilla, for 5 years. In 2001 he left TDCJ and began his lifelong career as the IT Director for Buc-ee’s. John took much pride in his work with Buc-ee’s where he has spent the last 20 years. He worked so hard for everything that he has provided for his family which also allowed for Priscilla to be a stay-at-home mom and raise their boys.

John and Priscilla began their lives together in December 2001. They moved to Lake Jackson and began a family there. John was a proud husband, father and grandfather. In 2016, John fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a licensed pilot. He had many passions and much love for his family. Family time was very important to him.

John will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father William Douglas Bailes, grandparents Elenore and Robert Bailes and Bessie and Frank Korenek.

He is survived by his wife Priscilla Bailes. He is also survived by his three sons Brett Williams Bailes of Lake Jackson, Blaine Avery Bailes of Lake Jackson and Michael Anthony Ortega (Claudette) of Dallas, TX, mother, Teri Ladwig of Angleton, TX and granddaughter Lori Aria Ortega

Pallbearers will be Beaver Aplin, Brett Bailes, Anthony Ortega, Blaine Bailes, Jason Andrews and Jonathon Guerra. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ralph Avery, Andy McAdams, Paul Ezell, Paco Jimenez, and Grant Neklutin.

The Bailes Family appreciates all the prayers and support from all those that have reached out and been there for them in every way. They are greatly humbled by the outpour of kindness.

“Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.”

Services

  • A Gathering to Share Memories of John

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • A Gathering to Celebrate John's Life

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Jesus alvarado

October 18, 2021

John and I worked together for a few years at tdc he was always there when needed. Im absolutely floored that a great person as he was is not here with us but I know he’s watching over his wonderful family. My deepest condolences Much Love my brother

Ralph Avery

October 16, 2021

I miss you buddy. Thanks for being such a good friend for the last 25 years.

Doug Geist

October 15, 2021

Absolutely one of the best guys I have ever had the pleasure to know and work with.
My sincerest condolences to his entire family and all of his friends.

Lisa Anderson

October 15, 2021

John you will forever be missed! I promise you though that I will be there for Priscilla and the boys always. I already miss you not coming in giving Priscilla and I mess while we are doing some serious studying.

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