Asa Everett Bailey Jr.
January 15, 1926 – May 3, 2019
Asa Everett Bailey, Jr. passed from this world on Friday May 3, 2019 at Consulate Healthcare Center in Williamsburg, VA.
Born in Gilmer County, WV on January 15, 1926, he lived to be 93 years old. He grew up helping farm the land of his parents Asa E. Bailey Sr. & Edna L. Holbert Bailey of Weston, WV formally of Glenville, WV who preceded him in death as did his 2 brothers, Floyd and Roy Bailey and sisters, Cella Copeland, Phyllis Halfhill and twin sister Mary Stout.
He was married to Glenna Layrue Heckert Bailey for 67 years who preceded him in death in 2013. He is survived by his two children, daughter Shirley E. Bailey Davis and son Everett O. Bailey both of Williamsburg, VA. Mr. Bailey had 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Davis of Williamsburg, VA; Kristine Davis Weatherly of Santa Clarita, CA; Julie Davis Hessian of Port St. Lucie, FL; and Jason Davis of Palm Bay, FL. Great grandchildren include Kayla Davis of Dacula, GA; Caden, Logan and Ethan Weatherly of Santa Clarita, CA; Hunter Hessian of Port St. Lucie, FL and Danielka Davis of Palm Bay, FL.
Mr. Bailey graduated from Tanner High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II as an MP at Camp Shelby, Mississippi POW Camp. He was honorably discharged on December 22,1945.
He was employed with The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company for 25 years starting at Weston A&P in 1946 and subsequently working as manager. He served as manager of Glenville and Marlinton, WV A&P stores as well. During his career in the grocery business he also worked for Go Mart in Glenville, WV; Farm Fresh and 7-11 in Poquoson, VA and Food Lion in Grafton, VA. He was a farmer in his spare time and was always ready to have a “Budweiser” with family and friends.
He will be honored with a graveside military tribute which is planned for late summer 2019 at Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville, WV. His ashes will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Glenna. He will be remembered as a man who would lend a helping hand to anyone and one who loved his family above all else.
He will be greatly missed.
- Asa Everett Bailey, Sr., Father
- Edna L. Holbert Bailey, Mother
- Floyd Bailey, Brother
- Roy Bailey, Brother
- Cella Copeland, Sister
- Phyllis Halfhill, Sister
- Mary Stout, Sister
- Glenna Layrue Heckert Bailey, Wife
- Shirley E. Bailey Davis, Daughter
- Everett O. Bailey, Son
- Jeffrey Davis, Grandchild
- Kristine Davis Weatherly, Grandchild
- Julie Davis Hessian, Grandchild
- Jason Davis, Grandchild
- Kayla Davis, Great Grandchild
- Caden Weatherly, Great Grandchild
- Logan Weatherly, Great Grandchild
- Ethan Weatherly, Great Grandchild
- Hunter Hessian, Great Grandchild
- Danielka Davis, Great Grandchild
- Graveside Military Tribute planned for late Summer 2019