April 4, 1932 – September 28, 2013
Surrounded by his family, Herman Bailey was peacefully carried home in the loving arms of Our Savior on September 28, 2013, at 5:00 A.M. With his wife Jimmie Bailey by his side, he passed at his home. Also present were his sons, Gary and Keith Bailey. Herman courageously fought a 16-year battle with cancer. He died at the age of 81.
Herman was born in Pitkin, Louisiana, in 1932. He married his wife of 59 years, Jimmie Faye Martin, on July 16, 1954. Herman was a devoted Christian man who enjoyed reading his Bible daily. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Herman worked for Southwestern Bell for 35 years before retiring in 1987. He was a loyal and dedicated member of the CWA Local 6215, a 32nd Degree Mason at R.C. Buckner Lodge in Dallas, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Herman enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling, but most important to him was spending time with his grandchildren. He appreciated the simple gifts in life and the meaning of family. Herman greatly valued his friendships with high school classmates, Southwestern Bell co-workers, the fellowship at High Pointe Church of Christ, and his faithful donut buddies. His passing saddens our daily lives on Earth but strengthens our faith and keeps us striving for an eternal reunion beside him in Heaven. We will keep his memories close and carry on his legacy until we are reunited with him in God’s Kingdom.
Herman is survived by his wife, Jimmie Bailey, of McKinney; his two sons, Gary Bailey and wife Alisa of Plano and Keith Bailey of McKinney; and his grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Bailey, Jordan Michael Bailey, Chelsey Jensen Bailey, Austin Scott Bailey, and Alexandra Nicole Bailey.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing. ~ 2 Timothy 4:7-8
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