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William Lee “Bill” Bailey

William Lee “Bill” Bailey, was a Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves.  He loved to oil paint, but his passion was woodcarving birds and animals.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed trout fishing and turkey hunting.  In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by one sister, Helen Taylor.

William Lee “Bill” Bailey leaves behind to cherish his memory:

Wife of 47 years: Jody (Duckett) Bailey;

Daughters: Karen Combs and husband, Lewis,

Rachel Norris;

Grandson: Logan Combs;

Granddaughter: Kailee Norris;

Several nieces.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of William Lee “Bill” Bailey in a graveside committal service to be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 in Bell Cemetery.  Reverend Timothy Holder will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Those attending the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, to go in procession to the cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be the friends and family of Bill Lee Bailey.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of William Lee “Bill” Bailey through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.