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Terry Lee Bailey, age 59, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Freeman Hospital with his family by his side. Terry was born August 16, 1958, at Nevada, MO, to William Cleo Bailey and Bernice Irene (Aries) Bailey. As a child he traveled around parts of the United States with his family, before settling in Schell City.
Terry married Shirley Johnson on December 11, 1983, in Schell City. To this union four daughters were born. Terry and Shirley lived the remaining years of his life in El Dorado Springs.
Terry was a very hard worker, who worked at sawmills and construction. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his grandkids. They sometimes would drive him nuts, but he always tried to be at any activity they were in.
Terry was saved at an early age, but rededicated his life and was baptized along with his wife on May 24, 2015. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Walker, MO. He loved his church family and was always eager to help with any activity at the church. At the time of his passing, he was building wooden crosses for the youth group and wanted to take one to area churches to show his love for Jesus.
Preceding Terry in death were his parents; four brothers: Bobby, Scott, Ronnie, and Randy; two sisters: Patricia and Sandy; father-in-law, Shorty Johnson; nephew, Michael; and many other relatives.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shirley; four daughters: Brandy (Wyatt) Brown of El Dorado Springs, MO, Rachel Bailey and significant other, Michael Owens of El Dorado Springs, MO, Erin (Dustin) Ray of Lawrence, KS, and April (CJ) Heatley of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; eleven grandchildren: Madison, Kylee, Blazic, Bricen, RyLynn, Trystan, Z’Koa, TaeZyn, My’Kell, Zola, Freya, and grandson to be born in November; mother-in-law, Elsie Johnson; sisters-in-law, Carol and Linda; brothers-in-law, Kent (Malita) Roby and Kenneth Roby; nephews, Kevin, Rodnie, Tim, and Shane; nieces, Tina, Chris, Marvina, Debbie, and Stormy; and numerous other nieces and nephews and his church family.
Terry never knew a stranger. He would always talk to anyone and everyone. He loved telling people about his faith and encourage them to know Jesus.
Funeral services for Terry Bailey were held on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Wyatt Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Heath Brown, Caleb Heuser, Tim Bailey, Michael Bailey, Lorne Brown, and Michael Owens. Honorary pallbearers were: Ronnie Reed, Landin Brown, Madison Bailey, Blazic Bailey, Caleb Brown, Bricen Ray, and Kylee Brown.