April 12, 1920 ~ January 16, 2006
Paul K. Bailey, 85, of Asheville, died Monday, January 16, 2006.
Mr. Bailey was born in McDowell County and was a son of the late Donald and Lessie Payne Bailey. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Elsie Bailey, who died in 1995, and by sisters, Edna Gasperson and Pearl Penland, brothers, Frank, Lindsey, and Troy Bailey, son-in-law, Rev. Carl Robinson, daughter-in-law, Wanda Bailey, and a great-grandson, Dillon Bailey. He was the founder and owner of Bailey’s Garage and was a member of Inanda Baptist Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Robinson of Asheville and Colleen Creson and her husband, Doug, of Asheville; two sons, Richard Bailey and his wife, Ann, of Weaverville and Clifford Bailey
and his wife, Mildred, of Gatlinburg, TN; one sister, Pauline Lance of Arden; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Claude Surrett, Bobby Smith, and John Honeycutt officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and at other times will be at the home of his daughter, Sarah Robinson.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
Our sincerest condolences to the Bailey family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You will always miss your father but may you can take comfort in the fact that he’s not in pain anymore – he has been healed.
Yours in Christ,
Lorraine & Aleesa Thomas
Your friends from Inanda.
Dear Richard and Clifford, while your hearts are so heavy with the loss of your father, remember how fortunate you are to have had such a fine, soft spoken man for a dad. I treasure my 40 year friendship with him and will miss him.
Through the many years Elsie babysat for our children we enjoyed visiting with Paul, when he was there, when we picked up our children. Both he and Elsie were wonderful people. Now, they are together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Bailey family , I’m a cousin and met Paul at a Payne family reuion in Black Mountain (Montreat ) NC . I’m sorry to hear of him passing . Linda Faye Grigg- Turcato
OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EASE THE PAIN @ A TIME LIKE THIS. WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
RANDY & CATHY SHIPMAN
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Our sincerest condolences to all of you. Mr. Bailey meant a lot to both of us. We will miss him behind us on Sunday morning. We will keep you in our prayers.
Ralph & Dolly Faulkner
To Ann, Richard, Colleen, Doug, Ken and all the family. We are so sorry for your loss…yet we are comforted to know that to be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord…oh how amazing that is. May you find comfort in knowing that. We love you all so much and you are in our prayers.
Eye hath not seen , nor ear heard , neither have entered into the heart of man , the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him . 1st corrinthians 2:9
Clifford & Richard; I am very sadden to hear of the lost of your father. It was a very interesting time in my life to be able to work for him and both of you at the shop. He will be remembered for ever.
Clifford & Richard; I am very sadden to hear of the lost of your father. It was a very interesting time in my life to be able to work for him and both of you at the shop. What I learned from him has been with me throughout my life. Now that he is no longer with us in body his memory will always remain with us in sprit. God bless and keep each of you.
To The Bailey Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. No words can ease your pain right now, but take comfort in the knowledge that ‘Pop’ isn’t suffering anymore.
If we can do anything for you and your family please call us. We love you.
Richard,Clifford and Ken, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything please let us know.