Mr. Edward “Ed” Bailey, age 60, resident of Lockesburg, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home.
He was born to B.C. Griffin and Annie Bell Bailey on January 19, 1960 in Foreman, Arkansas. He was a 1979 graduate of Haworth High School, where he enjoyed his time playing basketball with the Haworth Lions. He married the love of his life, Barbara Kay Haney, on April 17, 1981 in De Queen. He worked as a Kiln Operation for Weyerhaeuser Company for over 40 years, retiring when his health began to fail in August of 2019. He was a member of New View Church of Christ in Center Point and Tuskegee Airman Post 332 in Mineral Springs. He enjoyed the fishing, hunting, dominoes, playing softball with the Mineral Springs Bears and riding horses, but most of all, he cherished the time spent with his family, friends and beloved dog, Baylo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lorene Moore, Zannie Mae Bailey and Annie Jean Bailey; and two brothers, Robert Bailey and Leodis Threadgill.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of over 38 years, Barbara Kay Bailey of Lockesburg; three sons, Avery Haney of Texarkana, Jason Gunnells of Lockesburg and Lamont Whitfield of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Lakeia Bailey of Tulsa; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Albert Williams of Foreman, Billy Bailey and Necie of Idabel, Kervin Bailey Idabel, Mary Bailey of Hugo and Dorothy Davis of Idabel; as well as, step-siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ed Bailey will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 28, 2020 in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Romillious Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Field Cemetery, Lockesburg, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.