March 9, 1935 ~ August 3, 2019
Born in: Fairview, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC
Will Bailey, Jr., 84, of Arden, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Mission Hospital.
Born in Buncombe County, he was the husband of Beatrice “Bea” (Graham) Bailey of Arden, and the son of the late Will and Lona (Hall) Bailey.
Will was a member of Avery’s Creek Christian Church, and was an avid NASCAR fan and car fanatic. He also enjoyed fishing for carp.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by a son, Michael D. Bailey (Vikki) of Mills River; a daughter, Kara Michelle Bailey of Arden; 2 grandchildren: Jonathan and Timothy (Claire) Bailey; 3 great-grandchildren: Ella, Oliver, and Beatrix; and a sister, Lois Jones of Pace, FL.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Averys Creek Christian Church, Averys Creek Rd., Arden, NC 28704 with Rev. Roger Rearden officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the church building fund at the address above.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.