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James Orville Bailey, age 87, 232 Albemarle Ave., Erwin, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and had lived most of his life in Unicoi County. Mr. Bailey was a son of the late George B. and Lydia Almany Bailey.
He retired from Nuclear Fuel Services after 24 years of service. Mr. Bailey was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a charter member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Other than his parents, Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by twin daughters: Jill Lynn Bailey and Susan Lea Bailey; two brothers: Robert L. Bailey and Carl A. Bailey.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Peggy Bogart Bailey; one son: Patrick A. Bailey, Jonesbourgh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: James and Patty Bogart, Erwin, and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 11, in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City. The Rev. Les Honeycutt officiated.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Bailey family through a complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.