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Howard Bailey

July 9, 1941 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 76)
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Howard Gale Bailey, 76, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 9, 1941, in Irvine, Kentucky.  He was preceded in death by his father, H.J. Bailey and a sister, Ada Abbott.  He retired from Columbia Utilities Commission in the Water Plant Operation, was a member of Russell Heights Baptist Church, where he played the piano for years, a member of the Singing Bailey Family and an accomplished musician, making music from any instrument.  He served in the National Guard during the Vietnam Era.

Survivors include:

His wife – Julia Neat Bailey of Columbia

His daughter & son-in-law – Missy and Shane Garmon of Columbia

His mother – Glydus Bailey of Columbia

Three brothers – Junior Bailey and his wife Sue, Bill Bailey and his wife Dorthy, Danny Bailey and his wife Linda all of Columbia

One sister – Irene Harmon of Glens Fork

Two grandsons – Trey and Tanner Garmon

One great-granddaughter – Aubree Rey Garmon

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Puteet and Bro. Vitis Bailey officiating

Burial in New Hope Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097

Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Monday

In lieu of flowers, donation of Gideon Bibles or to the New Hope Cemetery Fund would be appreciated.  These may be made at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


 Service Information

January 8, 2018

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
January 9, 2018

1:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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