Edgar Ray Bailey Jr.

Edgar Ray Bailey Jr.


Funeral services for Edgar Ray Bailey, Jr., 78, Wills Point, were held Monday, May 29, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Edgewood.  Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Bailey passed away May 26, 2017, at his home.

He was born April 25, 1939, in Wills Point to Edgar Ray Bailey, Sr. and Delia Canant Bailey. He was raised in Edgewood and graduated from high school in 1957.  He married Rita Simmons Aug. 3, 1957, in Oklahoma. The Bailey’s moved to Mesquite, where they lived most of their life.  He was a supervisor for Ashler Construction Company.  In 1992, they moved to the Bailey home place to be closer to their family. 

He was of the Baptist faith and occasionally attended Turner Hayden Baptist Church in Wills Point. He loved bass fishing, deer hunting and camping with his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, George Bailey; and sister, Francis Pierson. He is survived by his wife, Rita Bailey of Wills Point; son, Steven Ray Bailey and wife Debbie of Elko, Nev.; daughter, Carron Prigmore and husband, Frank, of Campbell; brothers, Robert Bailey of Lindale, and Don Bailey and wife, Judy of Wills Point; sisters, Fern McNutt and husband Bill of Malakoff and Bennie Alexander of Emory; grandchildren, Jeffrey Prigmore, Wade Prigmore and Stevi Bailey; great-grandchildren, William Taylor Prigmore II; and many other relatives and friends.