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May 9, 1942 - June 3, 2018

Burial Date: June 7, 2018

Family and friends are invited to Melton Mortuary, in Beckley WV from 6-8pm Thursday June 7, 2018. Services will be officiated by his dearly loved friend and Pastor Ardeth Bailey on June 8, 2018 at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV

Wayne Preston Bailey

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5 verse 8

On June 3, 2018 our most loved, Wayne Preston Bailey went to see his Lord and Savior.

One of seven children, Wayne was born on May 9, 1942. He was the son of Timothy and Bessie Bailey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Daleria Bailey and Lucille Bailey Perez, and his brothers, Willard and Winifred Bailey.

Wayne was retired after 37 years with AEP. Wayne was proud to be a lineman and foreman for AEP. After his retirement, Wayne enjoyed volunteering as a Hunter Education Instructor.

Wayne enjoyed fishing and sharing his many humorous stories. He was quick to laugh and had an appreciation for a good prank.

Wayne never met a stranger and loved his many dear friends and church family. Wayne was a member of Akers Baptist Church where he was an Assistant Sunday School teacher. Wayne loved reading, studying, teaching and talking about the Bible.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, his “Sweetheart” Joveda Clay Bailey; father to Jason Wayne Bailey and Emily Suzanne (Wilson) Chan; stepfather to Linn Sheik, Dennie (Janice) Scott, Dana (Tina)Scott and Sheila (Glen) Darby; loving sister, Lois Richardson, and his brother Walter(Brenda) Bailey; Wayne leaves behind many loved and cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thanks to David, Crystal and Jacob Welch for their caring hearts.

Family and friends are invited to Melton Mortuary, in Beckley WV from 6-8pm Thursday June 7, 2018. Services will be officiated by his dearly loved friend and Pastor Ardeth Bailey on June 8, 2018 at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV

The following are honored to serve as pall bearers:

David Welch, William Keenan, Dallas Scott, Marcus Sheik, Nicholas Darby, and Mitchel Sheik.