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Greenberry "Joe" Bailey
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1931
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2007
Polk County
Minnesota, USA

Greenberry "Joe" Bailey, 76, Rural Erskine, MN died Tuesday, August 28,2007 at Riverview Hospital in Crookston. Joe was born August 19, 1931 in Maysville, Oklahoma and was the son of William F. and Jessie E. (Phillips) Bailey. His parents farmed at different locations in central Oklahoma until they moved to Asher, Oklahoma in 1942. Joe graduated from Asher High School and entered the United States Army in 1949. He was stationed at various Camps and Forts in the United States and served in Guam, France, Germany, Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii and Korea. Of course no Far East tour of duty would be complete without a "visit" to Viet Nam, which he made before there were any U. S. combat troops in country. With more than 22 years of service he retired from the United States Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); Legion Of Merit; Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Airborne Badge; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; National Defense Service Medal (1st OLC); Korean Defense Service Medal; and Expert Infantryman's Badge. After retiring Joe attended the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas where he graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He also holds an LLB from LaSalle Extension University, Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation from the University of Texas at El Paso he was employed by the State National Bank of El Paso. He began his career with the State National Bank of El Paso in the Trust Department. He worked in Trust Administration and Operations. In 1974 he was promoted to Manager, Trust Operation. In 1977 he was again promoted to Manager, of Planning and Performance Analysis for the bank.. He was promoted several other times and was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer when he retired on September 1, 1994 after more than 23 years in banking. Joe was also a member of the Bank's Board of Directors from 1991 through 1994. He married Janice Rae Marie Leslie of Mahnomen, MN on June 15, 1973 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Janice and Joe each had children from previous marriages. They were blessed with the birth of twin daughters on October 17, 1975. After the tragic death of their daughter Lori Jean on March 8, 1992 they started thinking about moving to another location and finally made the decision to move to Minnesota. They have lived on Union Lake since that time. Neither rain nor sleet nor snow would keep Joe from his volunteer duties at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge. He cherished his friendships and the time he spent there over the last several years. His wife Janice; two daughters, Darla (Fernando) Soto of McIntosh, MN and Sharon (Troy) Kreitinger of Keller, Texas; a son David (Becky) Wilson, El Paso, Texas; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother and two sisters survive him. His parents, a brother, two daughters and a great grandson preceded Joe in death. Inurnment will be held on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm in the Veterans Administration National Cemetery located at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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  Janice R. Bailey (1944 - 2014)*
  Lori J Bailey (1975 - 1992)*
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Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section G, Site 429
Created by: Blessed Always
Record added: Sep 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21553394
Greenberry Joe Bailey
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Greenberry Joe Bailey
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Greenberry Joe Bailey
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- Sherlocks Cousin
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014
hi dad. im sorry i have not visited you for a while. things are going well. i wish you were still with us. so much i wish i could share with you.i think of you often.
- william bailey
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012

- Blessed Always
 Added: Mar. 6, 2012
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