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Jack Kent Bailey

Jack Kent Bailey

Jack "JK" Bailey, of Gulfport, FL died Sunday, June 30, 2013 on his 90th birthday at Bay Pines VA Health Care System.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, he moved to Florida from Noblesville, IN in 1993 where he retired as a partner with Warner Truck Body Co.  He also worked for Indiana Bell Phone Co. for many years prior.  JK was an Army veteran of WWII.  He enjoyed tennis and was a member of So. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Estella; son, Drake Kent Bailey of Marlinton, W. Virginia; daughter, Lee Bailey Sides of Roswell, New Mexico; and two sisters, Bernice "Boots" Shake of Ogden, IN, and Mildred "Mickey" Rowe of Indianapolis.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Conrad Earl Bailey and sister, Ruth Louise Toole.

Interment will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL.

Please sign the guestbook below.




Guestbook Entries

Date: Sep 5, 2013
Name: Jane Adams Roll
Entry: Uncle JK, I have always carried the happiest and fondest memories of you in my heart. Janie

Date: Sep 4, 2013
Name: Julie Adams Gooden
Entry: Uncle JK, I have many fond memories of my early childhood and you in the picture! .... starting from the Bonna Avenue Days where you and Aunt Lee lived with "Dutch" and then later on Drake (was he born after you moved from here?) in the renovated train station and my daddy and mommie, Larry and Marilynn Adams (and me!) lived in the little trailers across the small parking/yard area. (I used to get locked in the outdoor privy you built on that property! - scared me to death!) ... around 1947-49. You were so much fun with us knew how to play! Thank you for your gift of sharing happiness. I love you, Julie

Date: Jul 19, 2013
Name: Rabbi Jason van Leeuwen
Entry: May Grampaw Bailey's memory be for a blessing. I wish he could have met my children.

Date: Jul 18, 2013
Name: Lee Sides
Entry: Daddy, I wish I could have been there for your service, but I guess that was not to be. I remember dancing with you standing on your toes when I was little, I remember you teaching me to ride a bike a little later, I remember you risking your life to teach me how to drive a car. I remember playing badminton, sometimes in the back yard, & barbecues, & you getting your B.A. from Butler University. I will always remember these things. Good bye Daddy, I will miss you until we meet again. Love, from your daughter, "Junie"

Date: Jul 18, 2013
Name: Jennifer Bailey
Entry: Grandpa Jack, I've missed your company so much, the only living grandfather I knew. I wish I could have been able to talk with you. I wish we could have had time for visits. Rest in peace are dearly missed. I wish you could have meet your great-grandson Logan...he is my world. Love you Papal!!!

Date: Jul 17, 2013
Name: Stephen k Bailey
Entry: So much to say and no time to say it. I love you grandpa!

Date: Jul 17, 2013
Name: Drake Bailey
Entry: Best man and Dad anyone could ask for. He gave me more of what it takes than anyone I know could have. You will be missed by the many who knew and loved you.

Date: Jul 17, 2013
Name: Estella
Entry: My beloved Jack I miss u so gave me love and happiness like I have never know before... Until we meet put up a brave fight and I always remember what you said " I will go down fighting and screaming" and you never failed to amaze me.... I love love love you so much...

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