OBITUARY

Robert Wade Bailey Jr.

Passed away on October 14, 2021

Robert Wade Bailey Jr., age 90, of Macon, GA, passed away October 14, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 16, 2021, at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm. The service will be officiated by Rev. Creede Hinshaw with Rev. Sam Lamback delivering the eulogy. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery on Monday.

Mr. Bailey was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Robert Wade Bailey Sr. and Sadie Kathleen Wilson Bailey. He graduated from Georgia Tech in the Class of 1954 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He worked at DuPont for 14 years and retired from Robins Air Force Base. Mr. Bailey enjoyed participating in twenty productions in middle Georgia theaters in Warner Robins, Perry, and Macon. He was involved with Walk to Emmaus and Kairos prison ministry. Mr. Bailey was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and was a teacher and member of Joy Sunday School Class. He was active with the Friends of the Library for over a decade. He was known by all as an accomplished whistler.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Alyce Reeves Bailey; daughters, Ellen B. Harrison (Bill) and Nancy B. Higgins (Lee); his sister, Nancy B.Watkins: five granddaughters and one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

Please visit www.snowsmacon.com to express your condolences or share fond memories. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, 746 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 has charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Bob's honor to the following organizations: Outreach at Mulberry Street UMC, Macon Little Theatre, Friends of the Library.

  • FAMILY

  • Loving wife of 66 years, Alyce Reeves Bailey; daughters, Ellen B. Harrison (Bill) and Nancy B. Higgins (Lee); his sister, Nancy B.Watkins: five granddaughters and one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Outreach at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church
  • Macon Little Theatre
  • Friends of the Library

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Visitation - Following the Service

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

Memories

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Charlie Cloaninger

October 17, 2021

FAMILY OF BOB BAILEY --
A NOTE TO EXPRESS OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY
RELATED TO THE PASSING OF YOUR BELOVED 'BOB'. WE
WERE ALWAYS APPRECIATIVE OF HIS FRIENDSHIP AS A MUTUAL LONG-TIME MEMBER OF MULBERRY UMC.
PLEASE KNOW THAT BOB'S LONG LIFE ON EARTH MADE OUR
COMMUNITY & WORLD A MUCH BETTER PLACE. MAY BOB
NOW ENJOY ETERNAL PEACE...FOR A LIFE 'WELL LIVED' & SHARED WITH HIS FAMILY & MANY FRIENDS.
SINCERELY,
CHARLIE & LINDA CLOANINGER
1439 Old Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210

Betty (Betsy) Backus Martin

October 16, 2021

My memory is from 1954 when you & Bob were dating back at GA. Tech. Bob use to carry me around on his shoulder all of the time
out in our big side yard! I thought I was something else back in those days. I was really Special!! I loved you both so much! Never
forgot it either!!! Loved You So Much. I guess I was about 4-5. I am 76 now. Betty Betsy (Backus) Martin

Carolyn Talbot

October 16, 2021

Alyce, my sincere sympathy goes out to you & your family. I know, as your neighbor for many years at High Point North condominium, that Bob was a dedicated, loving husband, father & grandfather. He was always ready to be helpful to me when serving on the volunteer board at High Point North together. I loved hearing his whistle when he’d go out on walks. I valued both of your friendships and times we visited over the phone and HPN social functions. His Christian beliefs were always evident in his demeanor. I am sorry for your loss.
Carolyn Talbot

Ysleta Morgan

October 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to your family. He was a beloved cousin and I always enjoyed talking and visiting with him. May God bless you with His comfort and peace.
Ysleta Morgan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY