Everette Junior Bailey

everette bailey

June 5, 1927 ~ February 4, 2020

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Everette Junior Bailey, 92, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

A native of Madison Co., Everette was a son of the late Curtis and Mildia Lowe Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Viola Green Bailey; siblings, Grady, Bertha, Paul, Albert, Glenn, Dolly, and Margaret; and son-in-law, James Earl Warren.

Mr. Bailey was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering with lawn mowers, and loved being outside. He also enjoyed woodworking together with his wife Viola.

He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Bailey Warren, Lois Bailey Free (Bruce E.) and Reba Bailey Ferguson (Steven); siblings, Dorothy Lee, Louise, Ruby, Gladys, Earlene, Faye and Howard; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mr. Bailey will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Rev. Mike Scroggs will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Visitation: February 7, 2020 10:00 am - July 16, 2024 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: February 7, 2020 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Entombment: February 7, 2020 12:15 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. Uncle Everette was always such a sweet and caring uncle. I have many happy memories of visiting
    with him, Aunt Viola, and my first cousins: Joyce, Lois, and Reba. May the family keep “all of their happy memories” of Uncle Everette in their hearts forever. Psalms 23.

  2. Dear Lois, my lifelong friend, and family: I am so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We know that he is in Heaven now with your mom. They are both happy and healthy and just waiting for the rest of you to join them. Try to be happy and remember the good times. I will never forget coming to your house and playing the piano for your daddy. He loved it and I loved playing for you all. We have so many wonderful memories. Keep those in your heart and know that you will see your mom and dad again one day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know it hasn’t been long since your mom went to Heaven and I guess your dad just couldn’t wait any longer to be with her. I love you my sweet friend. Praying for God to bless you all with strength and comfort.

  3. Lois so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  4. So sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms around all of you during this time. Our prayers go out for all.

  5. Lois Bruce your in my thoughts and prayers try to remember all the good times you had with your dad and know you’ll be with him again sending my love

  6. Joyce, Lois, Reba and family. We all have the fondest memories of Everette. From coming to that big house in Candler to going on picnics up on the river to the many homecomings. Everette was so soft spoken but he loved to talk. I talked to him about the old days in Madison, boy he could tell some stories. I watched him drink that very hot coffee right out of the pot and wondered what his tongue was made of. He loved his hot coffee. He will be missed but we all have the great memories. May your memories and knowledge that he can see, has no pain and he is with all your Viola and those old folks telling stories now. Love you all, keeping you close in our hearts…. Faye and Arnold Clement, Keith Clement, Cherrie Gamble, Valine Eldridge and family.

  7. My heart goes out to the family. Loved my Uncle Everette he was a sweet man. He will be missed and loved always.

  8. Reba, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Praying for you and your family. I would love to talk to you sometime. Teressa Tipton Warren

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