OBITUARY

Robert "Steve" Stephen Bailey

May 29, 1945May 15, 2018

Robert S. "Steve" Bailey passed away on May 15, 2018, at his home in Sugar Land, Texas, surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 29, 1945 to Charles L. Bailey, Sr. and Gladys Talley Bailey in Knoxville, Tennessee. Steve grew up in Knoxville and graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also obtained his Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University in 1971. He was employed initially by Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan after graduating college, ultimately retiring in 2002 after 35 years with various divisions within what ultimately came to be known as Schlumberger. Steve was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Land, Texas.

Steve was an avid reader, a die hard Tennessee Volunteers football and basketball fan and would rather have spent his time hiking in the Smoky Mountains over anything else.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon Needham Bailey. Children: Michael S. Bailey and wife, Jessica, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Christine Bailey Oliver and husband, Daniel, of Richmond, Texas. Grandchildren: Amethyst Archer, Brayton Bailey and Beckett Bailey of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Jaxson Oliver of Richmond, Texas.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, to be immediately followed by a graveside Committal Service. We welcome guests to join us for a Reception following the Committal Service at the Memorial Oaks Reception room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Robert Bailey to the Great Smoky Mountains Association to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (https://www.smokiesinformation.org/info/make-a-donation)

Services

2 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

2 June

Committal Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

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Sandy Benak

May 23, 2018

Sharon and family, we are just so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. We certainly enjoyed celebrating Christmas and the holidays with you both at our annual holiday party. You have all been in my prayers since we heard of Steve's passing and will certainly remain so. Sharon, we miss you and look forward to having you back with your "work family". All the best and our deepest sympathies, Dan and Sandy Benak

T Semien

May 23, 2018

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. At times like this it can be hard to lose people we care about, but just know that God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthian 15:26 and he has resurrected people in the past and the Bible gives 8 instances to give us comfort here is one John 11:39-44. God is the creator of life Psalms 3 6:9 so he is capable of restoring life to our loved ones so take comfort that you will see your loved one again. The ultimate explanation from God is why we die the Bible answers this at Genesis 3:17-19 and Romans 5:12

J W

May 22, 2018

My condolences to the family, no one can prepare us for the grief we experience when we lose a loved one, at 1 Peter 5:7 we are encouraged to "throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." Even though missed your loved one is not forgotten and God who is the life giver is eager to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death and promises to do so by means of a ressurection. ( John 5:28,29)

Abdul Seedat

May 20, 2018

Steve worked for me or should I say worked with me from May 2000 until his retirement in 2002. He was a hard working professional and recognized as an Industry Expert in his field. Our working relationship turned out to be more as colleagues and friends rather than Manager/Employee.
We kept in touch after his retirement and he made sure that he with his wife Sharon attended my leaving dinner in August 2003 when I left the US to go back to Dubai, UAE.
Even after I left the US, we kept in touch regularly and whenever I came to Houston, I would have dinner with Steve and Sharon together with our friends John and Sharyn Sporar.
I will miss my friend.

Abdul and Khadija, Dubai, UAE

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