|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2007|
Haskell Bailey, age 87, of Atkins, died Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on the Bailey Homestead, about six miles west of Russellville, on July 14, 1920. His parents, Charles Franklin and Rhoda Elvara Wells Bailey, farmed and operated a sawmill, and it was there that Haskell learned to work and prepare for a long and busy life. As a young man he developed many skills. He was part of a large family – eleven boys and four girls – of which he was very proud. During World War II he served as a Corporal in the United States Army in the South Pacific and in the Philippine Islands. While there he was a driver-operator of Sherman tanks and other heavy artillery. After the surrender of the Japanese he went into Japan itself, as a part of the occupation force, finally being discharged in July, 1946. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers: Glenn, Rue, Buel, Ragon, Willard, Herman and DeLon Bailey; and four sisters: Thelma Coates, Ona Padilla, Nina Bailey and Mary Lee Metz. Survivors include two sons: Don H. Bailey of Russellville; and Jerry Bailey of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers: Tennyson Bailey and Paul Bailey, both of Russellville; and Robert A. Bailey of Brandon, Florida; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 in the Shinn Chapel, officiated by Dan Lightfoot. Burial will be in the Bailey Family Cemetery on Bailey Loop Road, west of Russellville, by Shinn Funeral Service.
Mr. Bailey's nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Monday evening, from 6 to 8 P.M., at the funeral home.
Created by: Pam Holeton
Record added: Jan 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23903923