James Thomas Bailey, 84

MUNCIE, INDIANA (OBITUARIES) - James Thomas Bailey, 84, passed away, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 4, 1929, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Harrison and Edna Smith Bailey.  He attended school in Pine Grove, Ohio, and graduated from Pine Grove High School.

Mr. Bailey served in the Army during the Korean Era.

He was employed at Ball State University for twenty-seven years prior to his retirement and was a member of the Ball State Sympathy Club.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wallace and Charley Bailey; and two sisters, Lona Blankenship and Georgia Labor.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Parson Mortuary with Rev. James O. McCowan officiating.  Military rites will follow and be conducted by the US Army and the Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.

Private burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials may be sent to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 7500 N. Wheeling, Muncie, IN 47304.

Online condolences may be sent to www.parsonmortuary.com.

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