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Donald Dwight "Beetle" Bailey

May 20, 1949 August 17, 2018
Donald Dwight "Beetle" Bailey
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Obituary for Donald Dwight "Beetle" Bailey

May 20, 1949 - August 17, 2018

Donald Dwight "Beetle" Bailey, 69, of New Hope, passed away Friday.

Donald “Beetle” Bailey was born on May 20th, 1949 in New Hope, Alabama. He was raised on a family farm as the youngest child with three older brothers and three sisters. He grew up with a love of horses and his family farmland.

He graduated from New Hope High School and was then drafted into the Vietnam War. After serving in the army, Don came back to New Hope, got married and started a family. He has two children, Coy and Amber, who he loves dearly.

Don worked at PPG Industries for 34 years before retiring. Just before retiring, Don married Sherry and they enjoyed the simple life on the farm. His grandchildren love spending time with their “Papa Beetle.” He loved going to church and lived a humble and Christ centered life.

He was preceded in death by father, Shelby Bailey, mother, Lenola Jackson Bailey, brother, Eugene Bailey, brother, Fred Dan Bailey, sister, Sue Bailey Glenn, and sister, Martha Lee Bailey Hoffert.

Surviving are wife, Sherry Simmons Bailey, son, Coy J. (Melissa) Bailey, daughter, Amber (Daniel) Hodge, stepsons, Rusty (Claudia) Simmons,Tyler (Felecia) Simmons, Austin (Heidi) Simmons, grandchildren, Chloe Hodge, Hunter Hodge and Caden Bailey, step grandchildren, Maggie Simmons, Reed Simmons, Cason Simmons, Lane Simmons, Graham Simmons and Randall Simmons, brother, George (Martha) Bailey, sister, Linda (Mark) Ryzeck, and several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ. Service will follow at 1:00 PM with Bro. Harold Kelly and Bro. Paddy Flanagan officiating.

Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

www.nhfh.net


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Visitation

Tuesday

21

Aug

11:00 AM 8/21/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 8/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ

124 Eastwood Dr.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ
124 Eastwood Dr. Owens Cross Roads 35763 AL
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Tuesday

21

Aug

1:00 PM 8/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ

124 Eastwood Dr.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ
124 Eastwood Dr. Owens Cross Roads 35763 AL
United States

Interment

Tuesday

21

Aug

2:30 PM 8/21/2018 2:30:00 PM
Maple Hill Cemetery

203 Maple Hill Dr
Huntsville, AL 35801

Maple Hill Cemetery
203 Maple Hill Dr Huntsville 35801 AL
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