The Commerce Journal

Opinion

April 4, 2013

Tom Bailey

COMMERCE — Tom Bailey, 57, of Commerce passed away on Dec. 21, 2012, in Commerce.

Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 29 at 1 P.M. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Interment followed at Rosemound Cemetery.

Visitation was Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Tom worked in air conditioning and maintenance.

He was born on March 13, 1955, in Harleton, Texas, to Silver Montgomery and George Davis. He was married to Evelyn Hatley Bailey.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Silver Lee Bailey; his three sons; Tommy Bailey, Kevin Bailey and Brandon Bailey; his grandson, Ki-Jana Bailey; his three brothers: Willie Montgomery and wife Alanna, Willie Herman Davis and wife Gwen, and Charles Bailey; his two sisters: Laura Price and Connie Bonnick and husband Rennie.

He was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents, his three brothers and his three sisters.

Pallbearers were Barry Fuller, Dwain Hashway, Dewayne Brigham, Bobby Reynold, Terry Hilliard and Rennie Bonnick.

Honorary pallbearers were Norris Hatley, Larry Hatley, Bennie Hatley, James Hatley, Fabian Field and Joe Maxwell.

Online condolences and register are available at www.jones-walkerandson.com and www.heraldbanner.com.

 

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