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Leo Coleman Bailey

Leo Coleman Bailey, age 97, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 while a resident of the Mexico, Missouri, veteran's home. He served in the U.S Army during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annell, one son, and three great grandchildren
Survivors include one sister, two sons, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 6pm to 8pm, at the Searcy-McEuen funeral home in Searcy.
The funeral will be Friday, July 25, at 10am at the Velvet Ridge Church of Christ Hwy 167 Bald Knob with Ted Knight officiating.
Burial will be at 3pm at the Ward Cemetery in Strawberry.
All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    July 24, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    July 25, 2014
    10:00 AM

    Velvet Ridge Church of Christ

    577 Wells Road
    Bald Knob, AR
    (501) 724-6788

  • Interment

    July 25, 2014
    3:00 PM

    Ward Cemetery

    Strawberry, AR

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Bob, I know you will miss your dad. You are in my prayers as is your family.

Posted by Stacey Wood - Jefferson City, MO - Coworker of Bob   July 24, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Family, We got to know Leo by eating lunch with him almost every Sunday for several years at the Missouri Veteran's Home. Leo loved his family, his friends, and especially his church. He also had many talents such as his jaw harp and an ability to sing. We were so blessed to know him as he raised our spirits on a weekly basis. His long life is one to celebrate and he obviously is a self-made man. His only complaint was how much he missed his beloved wife. Leo is a person we should all emulate. He wanted to live to 100 but I think he was grateful for all of his time on earth. He talked about the celebration everyone was to have on his 100th birthday, so we hope you still do that! We will miss his presence but know he was getting very frail. May God Bless All of you as you say goodbye to this sweet dear man. Sincerely, John Fitzgerald(his tablemate)at the Veteran's Home and Pat and Barbara Fitzgerald, Columbia, MO

Posted by Barbara L Fitzgerald - Columbia, MO - Friend   July 24, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Bob, Rose and family,
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Leo was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. May God bless you with comfort knowing he is in His care and that he felt the love of his family and friends. May you smile at the many happy memories shared and feel the love and wisdom he gave in your heart. Love to you all. Gary and Margaret Schoof and family

Posted by Gary and Margaret Schoof and Family - LaPorte, IN   July 24, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Leo was a unique God-loving man who made lasting friends wherever he went. It was a pleasure to know him and to discuss the great journey ahead. He faced it without fear, telling us "I got my bags packed a long time ago." We extend deepest condolences to his loved ones and cherish our memories of this fine gentleman.

Posted by Eddie & Pat Best - Searcy, AR - church friends   July 24, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Leo was always passionate about sharing his love of the Lord. When I first moved to Searcy, his house was only a couple of blocks from the National Guard Armory where I worked. I remember seeing his American Flag flying high every time you came to or passed by his house. Over the years our talks became fewer due to the distance and his difficulty hearing but I always enjoyed any chance to talk with Uncle Leo. He will be missed.

Posted by Michael Langston - Searcy, AR - Grand-nephew   July 23, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM