|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1902|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1971|
Son of Philip Bailey. Husband of Lillie Mae Ditto Bailey.
He was a university business manager, 69 years old, married, and a lifetime resident of Arlington, Texas. Informant was Lillie Bailey; burial was July 16, 1971. Hugh M. Moore & Sons was in charge of arrangments.
(Texas death certificate# 52476)
Bailey Junior High School’s Namesake
Joe Bailey was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He graduated from Arlington High School. He then attended and graduated from National Business College in Fort Worth in the early 1920’s. Mr. Bailey married Lillie Mae Ditto in 1925, and shortly began a long career at North Texas Agricultural College. He soon became the Business Manager and watched the college grow to become Arlington State College and then, just before he retired, the University of Texas at Arlington. He served the college for 42 years.
Mr. Bailey served on the Arlington School Board for 19 years. Since he was business manager at the college and secretary of the Arlington School Board, he signed the pay checks of every teacher in Arlington. Joe Bailey loved children and was committed to ensuring their futures. Upon his retirement from the school board, Joe Bailey Junior High School was named in his honor.
At the 40th year celebration, his only daughter stated, “I truly wish that every student who graduated from Bailey could be influenced by knowing the honesty and integrity of this loving, giving man. I truly appreciate knowing that the name of Joe Bailey will live forever through such a fine institution of education.”
Joe Bailey passed away on July 15, 1971 at the age of 69.
(submitted by Krystal Londo Kelley)
Lillie Mae Ditto Bailey (1898 - 1981)*
Created by: Cyndi Wiseman
Record added: Nov 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100334422