John Hailey 1940-2018

Funeral services for John Wesley Hailey, 78, of Cooper, formerly of Wills Point and Dallas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor Jerry Clements officiating. Interment will follow at Bright Star Cemetery north of Wills Point.
He passed away Tuesday night, Sept. 11, 2018, in Cooper.

He was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Kaufman, the son of James Wesley Hailey and Jaunita Davis Hailey. He was raised in Wills Point and Kaufman, where he attended public school. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

On Feb. 13, 1965, he married Patricia Ann Thomas in Wills Point. He was formerly employed by the Dallas Times Herald, Frito Lay and retired from Lehigh Press in 2000.

After retiring, he was self-employed as an electrician. Prior to moving to Cooper one year ago, he had lived in Dallas for 38 years and Tira for 20 years.

He enjoyed going to church, playing golf and watching Fox 4 News. He was a member of Hwy 82 Baptist Church in Paris.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Wesley and Jaunita Hailey; brother, Alvin Gene Hailey and a sister, Janie Maxine Wallace.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hailey, of Cooper; three sons, Zane Hailey, of Fairfield,
James Hailey and wife, Laura, of Commerce and David Hailey, of Texas City; daughter, Kelly Goode and husband, James, of Greenville; nine grandchildren, Ashley Gillispie, Cassie Mendez, Amber Pearce, Adam Pearce, Trevor Williams, Wesley Hailey, Grayson Hailey, Robert Cogburn and April Justice; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Adam Pearce, Trevor Williams, Diego Mendez, Bobby Wallace, Jamie Williams, and Wesley Hailey.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Allan Fuller Funeral Home