Whitten Monelison Chapel

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Walter Leslie Bailey IV

April 23, 1961May 16, 2020

Walter Leslie Bailey, IV, 59, of Monroe passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Diana Bailey.

Born in Lynchburg, April 23, 1961, he was the son of Alice Austin Bailey of Monroe and the late Walter L. Bailey, III. Walter was a farmer and a logger. He worked hard to take care of his family. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. He was a loving son, father and grandfather. In addition to his mother, he is survived by five children, Blake Bailey, Walter, L. Bailey, V, Aaron Wesley Bailey, Autumn Paige and Brandon Sullivan; one sister, Debbie Young; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating his life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Falwell and the Rev. Earl Clarkson officiating. Interment will follow in Centenary Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may pay their respects and sign the register on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Walter L. Bailey, III, Father (deceased)
  • Alice A. Bailey, Mother
  • Diana Bailey, Wife (deceased)
  • Blake Bailey, Daughter
  • Walter L. Bailey, V, Son
  • Aaron Wesley Bailey, Son
  • Autumn Paige, Daughter
  • Brandon Sullivan, Son
  • Debbie Young, Sister

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  • Cliff Coleman
  • David Coleman
  • John Bolton
  • Larry Gravley
  • Scott Kerr
  • Jasper Mosby


  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


Walter Leslie Bailey IV

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Brian Thompson

May 24, 2020

I first met Walter 28 years ago. He was generally quiet until you got to know him. But I knew from an instant who the love of his life was. Him and Diana were perfect together and I enjoyed my time with both of them. He had a great personality and would help you in any way that he could. He was also strong as an ox. I wish the very best to all of his family. Rest peacefully Walter.

Jamie Evans

May 20, 2020

Walter was a good person I miss his story he said he to tell he going to miss . When I walked in the store and seen Walter always ask howy day was . You will be miss rip . I am sorry for the family and friends loss

Brice Smith

May 20, 2020

Walter was a good friend to me and many others. We had a lot of good times in high school playing football, cruising the streets of Lynchburg and exploring around the Blue Ridge Parkway and James River. He was kind and funny and loved to laugh. I will miss him. It was an honor to know him and those he was close to. Rest In Peace Walter.

Jean Ferguson

May 19, 2020

With deepest sympathy to the family I pray that God will give you all the strength during this. Walter will be missed but never forgotten . May God bless you all .

Steve Everett

May 19, 2020

My prayers and love go out to all the family during this heartbreaking time. Walter and I shared many happy times during our childhood. His grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. Here is a picture of Walter and I taken in October,1967

Debra Lightsey

May 19, 2020

Walt and my ex husband, Roy Saunders Sr were like brothers. They argued and fought all the time but they couldn't be separated. Our home was like his second home. I have many fond memories of Walter and his late wife Diana.

Mrs Bailey and Debbie, I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow.

Blake, Walter Jr, (Budda), Aaron, Autumn and Brandon, I pray for your strength and peace now and during the hard days ahead. Stay strong for each other as Walter and Diana would want you to.

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.

RIP Walter! RIP Diana! Back together again!

Audrey Saunders Pontarelli

May 19, 2020

Walt was a kind man and for many years was a part of our family. He would show up with a ham every time he visited us in DC. During the last few years, we lost contact and was unable to reach him. We are saddened to hear of his passing. Our prayers are with his family during this time. His legacy will forever remain. Rest In Peace Walt.


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