Breitenbach-Anderson Funeral Home

517 South Sutphin Street, Middletown, OH


James Walter Bailey

March 19, 1944August 2, 2020
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James W. Bailey, 76 of Middletown, Ohio passed away 8/2/2020, surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1944 in Wolfe County, KY, to the late Calvin and Nola Bailey.

On May 22, 1965 he married Bonnie Bush, they just celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Jim worked for DeBord Builders for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two daughters, Sheila (Brian) Papania and Milissa (Ron) Heinlein; two sons, Rick (Sandy) and James C. Bailey; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 5 sisters, 2 brothers, many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, 1 brother and 1 granddaughter.

Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Thursday 8/6/2020 at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin St., Middletown. Funeral Services will be 11 am, Friday 8/7/2020 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Butler County Memorial Park. Please visit breitenbach-anderson.com to leave online condolence.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020


James Walter Bailey

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carol taylor

August 6, 2020

Bonnie wanted to let you know how sorry I am to see that Jim has passed away. I know these past few years have been difficult for you both but now he his resting peacefully in a better place. I am sure he and Cecil are trading barbs as they did while Jim worked on our two homes he helped to build for us. If there is anything I can do or if you just want to talk I am here for you. This is a very difficult time now as I am all to well familiar with after Cecil passed. Just take one day at a time. I know you will have your family there to support you . Carol Sue Taylor

Mike Minor

August 3, 2020

Bonnie & Family,

My thoughts and prayer’s are with all of you. As you celebrate a life well lived hold close to your heart all the great memories you have. If we can do anything let us know. Love you all.

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