Frank Hilliard Bailey, Sr., age 78, of McDonough , GA passed away August 25, 2008. Mr. Bailey was born in Fitzgerald , GA the son of the late Louise Smith and William B. Bailey. He loved his God, country and family. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, gardening, and established a pecan ministry in his church. He served his country retiring as a Senior Mst. Sgt. from the US Air Force with 22 years of service receiving numerous medals as the Distinguish Flying Cross, National Defense Medal, American Defense Service, United Nations Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, Longevity Service Award, WWII Victory Medal and Korean War. Mr. Bailey also retired with 18 years if service with Southern Airways, Republic, and Northwest. He was a dedicated member of McDonough First United Methodist Church where he served in all areas of the church. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Isma Hendrick Bailey in 2002; sister, Mildred Shipp and step father, Otis Moore. Survivors are his children, Laura Bailey Sullivan (Dan) of Wilmington, NC, Frank H. Bailey, Jr. (Tanszy) of McDonough, and Janet Bailey Carter (Mike) of McDonough; grandchildren, Matthew R. Sullivan, Wilmington, NC, Dr. Katie Sullivan Horne (B.J.) of Wilmington, NC, Frank H. Bailey III of McDonough, McKenzy D. Bailey of Athens, Tanner H. Bailey of McDonough, Laura K. Carter of McDonough and David M. Carter of McDonough; siblings, William H. Bailey of Jonesboro, Margaret Moore Durham of Riverdale, Connie Moore Rayburn of Riverdale and Annie Kate Moore Grant of Shiloh, GA. Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:00 PM at McDonough First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dana Everhart and Rev. Mack Riley officiating. Interment will be at Haisten/Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to McDonough First United Methodist Church , Edmondson Family Medical Trust, 151 Macon St. , McDonough , GA 30253 Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough 770-914-8833 haistenfunerals.com. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 8/27/2008.
Frank Hilliard Bailey, Sr.
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