Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Charles Herbert Bailey, Sr.

November 8, 1937July 30, 2020

Charles Herbert Bailey Sr., 82 passed away at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Charles was born in Clover, SC. He Graduated from Clover High School, attended The Citadel, and retired in 1997 from Weyerhaeuser in New Bern. He was a veteran of the Army Reserve, a 26 year member of the New Bern Elks Lodge #764, and a 32*degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Charles truly loved and lived life to the fullest. He was a hardworking man who cared for others and whose special sense of humor touched many people.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Sylvia Bailey. His sons Charles Herbert Bailey, Jr. and wife Joy. Britt Bailey and wife Lisa of Castle Rock, CO. His daughter Edie Jones and husband Timmy of New Bern.

Grandchildren Jayme Bailey, Lucas Anderson, Matthew Jones and wife Dr. Lauren Kemp-Jones, Chase Bailey, Bailey Jones, and Samantha Gillikin. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and his beloved cat "Taz".

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to the charity of their choice.

Online condolences can be made through Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Charles Herbert Bailey, Sr.

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Jimmy Robinson

August 1, 2020

I always enjoyed talking with him. My deepest condolences to all the family especially Edie.
Hold onto the good memories. He is in a better place.

Chris Romano

August 1, 2020

Lovely man, and a great neighbor. We shall miss him. Much love - Chris and Irene.

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