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Brantley Funeral Home

6875 Cockrum Street, Olive Branch, MS

OBITUARY

Walt Bailey

July 15, 1929November 20, 2019
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Edward Walton “Walt” Bailey, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Juanita Bailey and sister; Eva Burch. He is survived by his wife of 67 years; Maxine Bailey, daughters; Janet Hickman (Bubba), Julie Grisham (Steve), granddaughters; Bailey and Graceann Grisham, and sister; Ann McCaskill. A lifelong educator, Walt retired as a principal with Memphis City Schoools with 30 years of service. He was a beloved Sunday School teacher and faithful member of Gracewood Baptist Church for many years. The family would like to thank all those who have cared for Walt in various ways over the last three years. He loved Christ and a kinder, gentler and more humble man would be hard to find. The family will receive friends November 23, 2019 beginning at 10AM with funeral services to follow at 11AM at Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven, MS.

  • FAMILY

  • Maxine Bailey, Wife
  • Janet Hickman, Daughter
  • Julie Grisham, Daughter
  • Bailey Grisham, Granddaughter
  • Graceann Grisham, Granddaughter
  • Ann McCaskill, Sister
  • He was preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Juanita Bailey and sister; Eva Burch.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Biography

Edward Walton “Walt” Bailey, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Juanita Bailey and sister; Eva Burch. He is survived by his wife of 67 years; Maxine Bailey, daughters; Janet Hickman (Bubba), Julie Grisham (Steve), granddaughters; Bailey and Graceann Grisham, and sister; Ann McCaskill. A lifelong educator, Walt retired as a principal with Memphis City Schoools with 30 years of service. He was a beloved Sunday School teacher and faithful member of Gracewood Baptist Church for many years. The family would like to thank all those who have cared for Walt in various ways over the last three years. He loved Christ and a kinder, gentler and more humble man would be hard to find. The family will receive friends November 23, 2019 beginning at 10AM with funeral services to follow at 11AM at Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven, MS.