September 30, 1927 ~ September 1, 2001

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Frank C. Bailey, 73, of 25 Long Cove Road, Candler, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at Hospice Solace Center in Asheville after a long illness.

A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Reeves Douglas and Pearl Capps Bailey. He was a retired employee of the US Forest Service at Bent Creek and was also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Bailey and a sister, Frances Bailey HHtchens.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Catherine Trull Bailey; a daughter, Evelyn Sams and her husband Johnny of Enka; a son, Ben Bailey and his wife Roberta of Arden; a granddaughter, Becky Sams Owen and her husband Jeff of Horse Shoe; a grandson, Zeb Bailey of Asheville; a great-grandson, Ryan Owen of Horse Shoe; a brother, John R. Bailey of Hendersonville; a sister, Ruth Bailey Meckley of Shreve, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Sprinkle officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

His family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I was looking for the memorial for Catherine Bailey, when I found this guestbook for her late husband, Frank C. Bailey.

    Even though several years have passed, I wanted to sign the guestbook. He will alway be missed, and remembered.


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