Graveside service for Joseph Thomas Bailey, age 94, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery in Haleyville, with Rev. Jess Montegudo officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Bailey, who died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his residence, was born January 23, 1925, in Haleyville, AL to William P. Bailey and Lillie McCombs Bailey. He was a U. S. Navy veteran who proudly served during WWII. He retired as an electrical and test engineer from the Department of the Navy, Pacific Missile Test Range, Point Mugu, CA. He enjoyed over 40 years of civil service retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Patterson Bailey of Decatur; one son, Thomas E. Bailey of Athens; three daughters, Brenda L. Bailey of Decatur, Cheryl B. Hall of Oviedo, FL, and Cindy B. Plunkett of San Diego, CA; stepson, Larry Borden of Priceville; stepdaughter, Jennifer Thrasher (Keith) of Decatur; two grandchildren, Thomas P. Bailey of Huntsville, and Ora T. Hall of Oviedo, FL; one great-grandchild, Madison Bailey of Huntsville; and his Doberman of eight years, Sarah.