CHARLES SOLOMON BAILEY, 86, of Charleston, W.Va. passed away Friday, April 10,2009, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. He was a retired district manager for Western & Southern Life Insurance, Charleston, W.Va. He was a graduate of Chesapeake High School, Chesapeake, Ohio, a resident of Charleston, W.Va. for 45 years and was of the Methodist faith. Charles was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving in the South Pacific, Solomon Islands. He was a member of the Greenbrier Lions Club, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and was a founding member of the CBS Travelers Clogging Team. Additionally, Charles enjoyed square dancing for more than 50 years and also enjoyed summer vacations with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelma Ferguson Bailey; parents, Charles Lewis and Sarah Toliver Bailey; sisters, Zenobia Buchanan, Arline Bailey, Carrie Flanigan, Frances Lawrence, Florence Vaughn and Elsie Henson. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Stephen Bailey, and his wife, Darlene, of Shelby, N.C., and Richard Bailey, and his wife, Chrystal, of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Deborah, and her husband, Dr. Alan Rada, of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Tracey Bailey, of Indianapolis, Ind., Kathryn Bailey, and fiancÚ, Mike Runy, of Raleigh, N.C., Scott Bailey of Charlottesville, Va., Samuel and Johnathan Bailey, of Greenville, S.C., Jennifer Rada, of New York, N.Y., Alexander Rada, of Charleston, W.Va., and Kelley Rada of Greenville, S.C.; one great-grandchild, Joseph Anderson, of Indianapolis, Ind. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Home, St. Francis Hospital and the Hubbard Hospice House, all in the Charleston, W.V. area. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, W.Va., with Rev. John Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hubbard Hospice House, 1606, Kanawha Blvd., West Charleston, WV 25312. Condolences may be sent to www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow-Bonsall has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
Graceland Memorial Park
West Virginia, USA
Created by: David L. Boyd
Record added: Apr 11, 2009
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