Royce Thomas Bailey

July 13, 1931May 10, 2018

Royce Thomas Bailey, of Troy, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lucille Bailey; adored father of Tina (Chuck) Jensen, Joyce Bailey, and Steven Bailey; proud grandfather of C.J. Jensen II, Charlie Langevin, Faith Demane; great-grandfather of Alliyah and Ashley; dear brother of the late Charlotte, Brenda, Joan, Ray, and Howard "Butch".

Royce was born on July 13, 1931 in Cullman, Alabama to the late Claude and Stacy Bailey. He served his country with the Air Force from 1951-1955. After serving, he was a loyal machine repairman at General Motors, where he proudly retired after "40 and 4/10ths" years of dedicated service.

The family gratefully thanks the team at Noble Home Care: Diana, Gabriella, Vetta, and Sarah for their kindness and compassion in caring for Royce, to Paul Young from Home Instead for his companionship and dedication to Royce; and to the caregivers from Corpore Sano Hospice. Loving thanks to special care-giver Sharon Garcia.

Military honors will be rendered at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd., Holly, MI at 9:30 am on Monday, May 21, 2018. Please meet at the gates at 9:15am.

In lieu of flowers family kindly requests donation may be made to the Guy Hunt Library Fund, 60 Lions Park Rd., Holly Pond, Alabama 35083. Telephone 256-796-5226


  • Military Honors with graveside commital Monday, May 21, 2018

Royce Thomas Bailey

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Dot Smith

May 23, 2018

To Tina and Joyce. You are precious daughters and will be blessed for your devotion. So thankful to have met you and received the information on your Dad's condition. we are giving a donation to the Guy Hunt Library in Holly Pond, AL. They will purchase book (books) and place a memorial in them so he will be remembered. You will also receive an acknowledgement of the memorial. Our class sends condolence to the family. Signed Dot Smith

Charles Jensen

May 21, 2018

Royce ,You went thru your final years with Grace and Dignity. Rest in Peace.

We had so many people helping us with your care. Really need to thank folks from the Rose Center, Noble home care and Home Instead. So many truly inspirational people that helped make Royce's final years the best they could be. Thank you!
My wife Tina for all she did for her Dad Royce. She did so much and sacrificed so much. One of our friends told Tina there is a special place in Heaven for what she has done. I can't agree more.

Jean Keen

May 12, 2018

Your Father will always hold a "Special Place" in Mine & Jody's heart for taking us under his wings when we were going through some rough times. Tina you did a fabulous job in being the daughter he counted on and Loved unconditionally. Our Deepest Condolences to You and the Family. Always remember the good times shared by all. RIP Dear Friend Roy. Gone but never Forgotten.