Willie Bailey
Graveside services for Willie Ed (Eddie) Bailey, 52, Hallsville, were held May 30, 2006, at the Hallsville Cemetery under the direction of Downs Funeral Home of Marshall, with the Rev. David Massey of First Baptist Church, Hallsville, officiating.
Bailey was born April 15, 1954, in Kaufman to Dee and Era Bailey and died May 25, 2006, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father, Dee Bailey, and grandson, J.J. Canada.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Texas Utilities Plant. He also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972-76.
Survivors include his wife Cynthia Poole Bailey, Hallsville; daughters Jackie Leatherwood, Lake O the Pines; Chara Saxton and Chasity Strong, both of Hallsville; Jennifer Fritz, Cedar Creek Lake; Tracey Pangilinan, Dallas; and Misty Pratt, Oklahoma; one special son Robert Halldorson, Hallsville; 10 grandchildren; mother Era Bailey, Mabank; sisters Donna Hall, Mabank; Lora Humphrey, Minden, La.; Oneta McAfee, Mabank; Drucilla Lewis, Mabank; and Basha Cox, Athens; brother Richard Bailey, Kemp; and numerous nieces and nephews.