Visitation for Bob Bailey will be 3 PM - 4 PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is limited to 5 people in the chapel at a time and facial coverings are required.
Bob was born on August 29, 1933 in Charleston, W. Virginia to Lonnie and Nellie Bailey. He joined the US Army on June 16th, 1954 and served during the Korean War as a certified sharpshooter were he earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze stars among other medals and recognition. Bob and his wife Shirley then settled in Carlsbad where Bob began his 30 plus years in the potash industry working at several of the local potash mines until his retirement. Bob had a close relationship with the Lord and spent several years active as a bible study leader and deacon at a local church.
Bob spent many hours with his friends at the North Mesa Senior Rec. Center enjoying pool playing, dominoes, dancing, contributing great dishes for the potlucks and just hanging out with his buddies. He loved to take his family and friends out for brunch at his favorite restaurant, the Pecos River Caf where he made friends with staff who knew how to make his coffee just right! Bob also took great pride is his military service and would light up when someone would thank him for his service. He was a great friend and loved to sit and listen to their stories as much as loved to share his own. He greatly enjoyed feeding and spending time with his dogs Kobe and Jesse. He loved the company of the pups and they loved him too.
Bob died peacefully among his adopted family and friends at the Good Life Senior Living Center
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Shirley, his parents and his brother Claude Bailey.
He is survived by his son Jim Bailey and wife Sheila, granddaughter Misty Gomez and husband Chris, great grandson Jimmy and baby Gomez on the way. He is also survived by his sister June McCarty, niece Sherri McCarty, nephew Ludell McCarty all of Van, W. Virginia. We would like to express a special thanks for the exceptional care he received from Encompass Hospice Care and Good Life Senior Center. The staff of both organizations went above and beyond to keep Bob as calm and comfortable as possible during his last days.
The Navarrette family will miss Bobs presence in their lives but have gained comfort knowing he is free from his sufferings and in the arms of his Savior and beloved wife Shirley.
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