OBITUARY

Bailey Williams

July 29, 1936January 8, 2021

Bailey Robert Williams, Sr.

Bailey Robert Williams, Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at his home in Corinth. A private family service is set for 1 pm Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with interment at Henry Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, services may be watched live via Zoom at www.fpccorinth.org by clicking the link on the left. Rev. Waring Porter and Dr. Donald Elliott will officiate.

Bailey was born in Corinth on July 29, 1936 to the late Dr. Fayette Williams and Margaret Schumpert Williams. After graduating from Corinth High School in 1955, he received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of MS. In 1968, he founded Bailey Williams Insurance Agency, followed by Bailey Williams Realty in 1970. The business recently celebrated its 50 year anniversary. He was honored by the City of Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen with the key to the city for his hand in promoting Corinth for 50 years.

Bailey's real estate endeavors included the development or co-development of Creekwood, Deer Park, The Oaks, Shadowood, Cedar Creek, Dogwood Park, Pickwick Road Estates, Meadowbrook, and Beauregard Park subdivisions in Corinth and Alcorn Co., as well as Elk's Landing, Short Coleman, and Coleman Park subdivisions, and Lakecrest Condos in Tishomingo Co. He was also heavily involved in the reinvestment efforts of downtown Corinth's business district.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as Elder Emeritus. Bailey was a member of the Rotary Club of Corinth and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He also had the pleasure of being involved with the Mississippi Association of Realtors, Pickwick Yacht Club and Sigma Chi Fraternity. Bailey enjoyed volunteering at the AMEN Food Pantry and Lighthouse Foundation in Corinth.

Bailey was a true gentleman and never met a stranger. His absence will be felt by all who knew him. He had a deep love for Corinth and said he felt bad for people who didn't get to experience life here. He enjoyed a life of boating, including earning a US Coast Guard Captains license. He was also an avid Ole Miss fan.

Bailey is survived by his wife, Gloria Dixon Williams; daughter, Melinda Roux (Jeffrey); son Robert Williams (Sallie Kate); grandchildren Andrew Roux, Bailey Roux, Margaret Roux, Mimi Williams, Trey Williams, and Kate Walker Williams; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dr. Fayette Creed Williams, Jr. and John Burton Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the AMEN Food Pantry of the Lighthouse Foundation in Corinth.

Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Private Family Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Diane Sellers

January 17, 2021

Bailey was such a remarkable human being and friend. Jack and I so enjoyed being members of the the Pickwick Yacht Club with Bailey and Gloria. I hope fond memories like those are a comfort to you now and always. My prayers are with you and the family.

David & Iris Julian

January 15, 2021

We are so saddened by Bailey’s passing. He will be truly missed. Be comforted that he is Beloved.

Larry Allen Wright

January 12, 2021

Bailey was one of the best friends ever and he taught me to water ski. He had planned for us to get together this past summer at the lake and take Kay and I on a ride in that boat, but the virus kept us from meeting. He surely will be missed.
Larry Allen Wright

Ron & Gail Tutewiler

January 12, 2021

Gloria & Family ,

We are so sorry to hear about Bailey. We always enjoyed seeing him at Roser on Sunday mornings and chatting with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron & Gail Tutewiler

Julie Spellissy

January 12, 2021

My name is Julie and I knew Bailey from Roser Church. I worked in the office at Roser and also saw him on many Sunday mornings. He was one of the first friendly, kind people I met there.

I enjoyed many wonderful conversations with him. I will sure miss seeing him and feel blessed to have known him, even for such a short while.

I will be praying for Gloria and all of Bailey’s family in the coming weeks. I am so very sorry to have heard of his passing.

Saundra Smith

January 12, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss Gloria I'm praying for you and your family

Carolyn Lee

January 11, 2021

Gloria, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May this funeral service be a great celebration of a life well lived for God’s glory and others. A time of reliving happy times together with family and friends. Praying for God’s Grace for you, my friend, in the days ahead.
Carolyn Lee

brian ferrell

January 10, 2021

We will keep you in our prayers. I thought a lot of Mr Bailey and he will truly be missed by many.

Patricia Nelson

January 10, 2021

Travis & I are saddened by the loss
of Bailey. Our prayers for Gloria &
family during this time. He was a
kind gentleman worth knowing.
He will be greatly missed by all
who knew him!

Mark Wayne

January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of Bailey`s passing. Prayers for the family and his many friends. He was a fine man always very professional and He will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY