Har­vey Bai­ley

The Sentinel-Record - - OBITUARIES -

Har­vey Joe Bai­ley, age 85, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on Thurs­day, July 27, 2017.

He was born on March 14,

1932 in Murfrees­boro, the son of Mar­shall Bai­ley and Gurtha Bate­man Bai­ley. On Jan. 22, 1955, he mar­ried Eva Phillips. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; two brothers, Phillip Bai­ley and Harold Bai­ley; and two sis­ters, Adell Phillips and Molly Wright.

Har­vey Joe Bai­ley – beloved hus­band to his sweet­heart of

62 years, Eva. He was a cher­ished fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther, who lived ev­ery day in ser­vice for the Lord.

Joe never met a stranger and was a liv­ing wit­ness to ev­ery­one that crossed his path. Al­ways greet­ing folks with a big smile and a warm hug. “The Candy Man” al­ways had a kind word or funny joke to share along with a temp­ta­tion of a piece of candy for ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially the mem­bers of Pearcy Bap­tist Church.

He was an avid fish­er­man and hunter whose goal was never to sim­ply catch or kill, but rather to en­joy the beauty of God’s cre­ation and fel­low­ship with his friends and fam­ily. You would never see Joe with­out his ther­mos or cup of cof­fee in his hand. Even in 100 de­gree weather he’d say that it cooled him off by push­ing all the heat out of his body. The amaz­ing sto­ries of the great ad­ven­tures of the life and times of Har­vey Jo­ce­phus Alphonzo Jack­son Bai­ley will for­ever be his legacy.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Eva Bai­ley of Pearcy; two daugh­ters and one son-in-law, Terri and Wil­lard Mor­ri­son of Malvern and Sherri Tan of Car­roll­ton, Ga.; four grand­chil­dren, Holly and Dustin Bosley, of Friend­ship, Matthew and Rachael Mor­ri­son, of Rogersville, Mo., Mandy Mor­ri­son and Jesse Mor­ri­son, both of Malvern; four great-grand­chil­dren, Michael Bosley, Lilli Bosley, Isaac Bosley and Levi Bosley, all of Friend­ship; one sis­ter and brother-in-law, Lois “Toot­sie” and Ken­neth Har­ris of Royal; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and a host of won­der­ful friends.

Ser­vices will be at 2 p.m. Mon­day in the Pearcy Bap­tist Church with Bro. Phillip Mil­lard of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment will be in Beaton Ceme­tery, near Bis­marck, un­der the di­rec­tion of Davis-Smith Fu­neral Home, Hot Springs.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 3-5 p.m. to­day, at the fu­neral home.

Pall­bear­ers will be John Wil­liams, Larry Bai­ley, Jimmy White, Rod­ney Neigh­bors, Dewey Neigh­bors and Bubba Spray.

Hon­orary pall­bear­ers will be the Gar­land County Hunt­ing Club.

In lieu of flow­ers memo­ri­als may be made in Joe’s name to Pearcy Bap­tist Church, 5985 Air­port Road, Pearcy, AR, 71964.

Guest reg­istry is at http:// www.davis-smith.com.

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