|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2008|
Roy Lorenzo Bailey, who was born in Eldorado, Ark., to General and Fannie W. Bailey, died Monday, June 2, 2008. His accomplishments and associations were many. Roy earned his undergraduate degree in industrial education from Prairie View University and graduate degree in industrial arts from New York University. Further study in the field of mechanical engineering continued at New York University and the University of Tennessee. Roy also earned a diploma in basic electricity and was a Certified Electric Welder. His professional teaching experience was vast, including membership on the faculties of Prairie View University, Florida A&M University and a member of the instructional staff of Cape Kennedy. Roy retired from Florida A&M University with 36 years of service to the College of Mechanical Engineering, where he served proudly and is credited as designer, constructor and erector of the first football scoreboard for Bragg Field. Roy was a proud member of the Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. for 61 years, serving as Polemarch (President), Keeper of Exchequer (Treasurer), Dean of Pledges and Board of Directors. In 1980 Roy became a member of the Florida Chapter National Guardsmen Inc., where he enjoyed traveling and the friendship of his fellow guardsmen. An avid traveler he shared his love for travel with his beloved wife of 67 years, Juanita. They traveled extensively, visiting all of the United States and the provinces of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. A member of the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, he attended Mass regularly until his illness. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Juanita; one daughter, two granddaughters, and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 5th, at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) and the Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. followed by a special service for members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. The funeral services will be at ll a.m. EDT Friday, June 6, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More. (Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 6/4/2008 - 6/5/2008)
Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park
Created by: Poivre
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
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