Shawnee resident Kenneth J. Bailey, Sr. passed away Friday, April 25, 2008
Kenneth J. Bailey, Sr.
Shawnee resident Kenneth J. Bailey, Sr. passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 in his home with his wife Mary Bailey and son, Kenneth Job Bailey, Jr. by his side.
Kenneth was born on Jan. 18, 1925, in Bethel, to Job and Mary (Fowler) Bailey.
Bailey attended Tecumseh schools. He then entered the Navy, when he was only 17 years old in 1942 where he spent 20 years. He was Chief MRC. he was a ship inspector fo the Civil Service in Bay City, Mich., New York, Phillipines, Japan, San Diego, San Fransico, and many more. He retired for the second time in the Civil Service. At 37 years old, he went back to work for Civil Service running in the shipyards repairing ships in the Phillipines. He was a Korean, World War II, and Vietman veteran.
Bailey met his wife in San Diego, Calif., and married in Yuma, Ariz.
After retiring in 1984, Kenneth and his wife moved to Florida and then back to Oklahoma.
Kenneth loved bowling, fishing and most of all he loved his granddaughter, Caitlin Bailey Bisbee.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Parker; father, Job Bailey; step-father, Bob Parker; son, Charles Bailey; sister, Delores Calder; and daugther-in-law, Lorie Bailey.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Bailey of the home; Kenneth and Lisa Bailey; step-son, William and Julie DeRouss of Everett, Wash.; step-daughters, Sadie and husband, Bob Compton of Daytona Beach, Fla., Kathy Hart of Sterling, Va., Deborah and husband, Steve Clemons of Oregon City, Ore. and Sonya and husband, David Ash of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandchildren, Ken and Tina McKee, Jamie and Laura Hammons; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Bisbee, Devin and Zoee McKee; and many more grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all.
There are no services scheduled. His ashes will be spread at sea on the U.S.S. Boxer , San Diego, Calif.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for all of their care. A special thanks to social worker, Kathy Rosamond and to his full-time nurse, Laura Heilam.
The family would also like to thank friends and family who called for their condolences and the entire Bowling family.