Ross H. Bailey

August 28, 1927March 20, 2020

Ross Holt Bailey of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at age 92. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sue Bailey; Sue’s daughter, Donna (Charlie) Lute; her son Bryan (Alison) Lute; her daughter Kari (Brian) Hartstack; Sue’s son, Mike Martin; his son Christopher (Lauren) Martin; his daughter Melissa (Arron) Smith; Ross’s daughter, Terry Christine Poivre; her daughter Danielle Poivre; Ross’s daughter, Rhonda Bailey; her sons, John (Lori) Van Fleet and Luke (Tara) Van Fleet; and 15 great-grandchildren; a nephew and a niece.

Ross is happily walking with his savior Jesus and he is reunited with his first wife of 42 years, Nancy Patricia Bailey; his parents, Benjamin and Irene Bailey; his brother, William Robert Bailey and wife Joy, who preceded him in death.

Ross was born in Liberty, Missouri on August 28, 1927. He attended Central High School and Rockhurst College. He voluntarily served his country for the U.S. Army in Korea. He has been recognized for his volunteer hours with many groups, such as Ronald McDonald House, Harvesters, Research Hospital, Salvation Army, among others.

More than anything he loved being with family and friends, joking with people. Ross was a wonderful son, brother, husband and father. He blessed us with a legacy for which we are truly grateful.

Ross will be laid to rest at Antioch Cemetery, Holt, MO following a private funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Sterling Acres Baptist Church, 11200 E 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 640133 in memory of Ross.


  • Sterling Acres Baptist Church


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March 31, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. We are so lucky to have our memories of those who pass before us.

Janice Finch Wilkerson

March 24, 2020

My prayers are with you, Terri, Rhonda & Sue. Ross was a wonderful man, & I loved him dearly. I will keep all my memories of him & ours families being together deep in my heart.

Pat and Roger Jacobs

March 22, 2020

We will always remember Ross's great sense of humor . We'll miss his beautiful singing especially on our birthdays! Ross was always very hospitable and very generous. We will love him and miss him always.