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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Ernest "Ernie" Bailey

August 13, 1934November 2, 2019
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Ernest (Ernie) Bailey passed peacefully into paradise Saturday November 2, in the late evening. He was born on August 13, 1934 in the oil fields of Jasper County Indiana, to Forest and Gladys Watkins Bailey. He married Nyna S. Marsh on September 14, 1974. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, one son, Joshua Bailey, Greensburg, four daughters, Miranda Maxwell, Madison, IN, Daphne Nolan (Wayde) Kokomo, Cindy Jarrett, Greensburg, and Rhia Bailey, Kokomo. Seven grandchildren and 5 great-grands. Sister Barbara Hall, brothers Elmer and Raymond and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Mildred Rhinehart and Phyllis Hudkins. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1952. He volunteered for the draft and served in Korea for 18 months as assistant battalion supply sergeant. After discharge he attended Tri State College. In 1957 he went to work for Dean Milk Company. In 1959 he went to work for the United Parcel Service and retired from there in 1990 after 30 years of service mostly he served in Staff Positions. He served several places in the country including Germany. He retired to Decatur County with his family where he became very active in the community. He served as officer on the American Red Cross board, instrumental in establishing the VITA tax program at First Baptist Church, was a founder of the Agape Center and the TLC center. He was a Gideon and supply person for the Emmaus Community for several years. He was proudest of all being an active long-time member of First Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and as Chair for several years and on the Christian Education Board. A Memorial Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 pm at the First Baptist Church. Pastor Cliff Bunch and Pastor Steve Wood will be officiating. Memorials may be given to the Gideons International or the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Forest Bailey, Father (deceased)
  • Gladys Bailey, Mother (deceased)
  • Nyna S. Bailey, Wife
  • Joshua Bailey, Son
  • Miranda Maxwell, Daughter
  • Daphne (Wayde) Nolan, Daughter
  • Cindy Jarrett, Daughter
  • Rhia Bailey, Daughter
  • Barbara Hall, Sister
  • Elmer Bailey, Brother
  • Raymond Bailey, Brother
  • Mildred Rhinehart, Sister (deceased)
  • Phyllis Hudkins, Sister (deceased)
  • He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

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Dan Shirley

November 8, 2019

Ernie was an icon within UPS/Indiana. He was one of the most respected men I ever knew, and as a young supervisor, I cherished the times I got to spend with him, for he was a fountain of knowledge, and was willing to help anyone, as long as they were trying to help themselves. I'll always remember what an inspiration he was to me, and so many others. I was manager of the Versailles UPS operation several years after Ernie had the job. Sometimes, I'd stop by his place, just to talk, and get some ideas. He was always willing to help. I'll miss knowing he's out and about. Prayers from me and my wife, Jane, to all who knew and loved him.

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