Let the memory of William be with us forever
  • 74 years old
  • Born on April 30, 1937 .
  • Passed away on January 23, 2012 .

William Thomas Bailey, 74, a lifetime resident of Stem, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at his home.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Benjamin “Bill” and Virginia Walters Bailey, retired from NC Department of Corrections and was a lifetime farmer.  He was a member of Stem United Methodist Church and a very active member of the Stem Ruritan Club.  “Will Tom’s” greatest love was to teach anyone to fish and show them where the big catch was to be found.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 26, 2012 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Pastor Craig Currin.  Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Joyce B. Bailey of the home, a daughter, Lori B. Boykin of Stem, a son, Thomas E. Bailey (Michelle) of Stem, a step-son, Scott Powers (Maggie & family) of Florida and one granddaughter, Taylor Bailey.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home of Lori B. Boykin, 3196 East Thollie Green Road, Stem, North Carolina.

Flowers permitted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor assisting the Bailey Family.

Posted by Wallace & Doris Weaver on 30th April 2012
Happy Birthday William!!!!! I know that you are in a better place and not in pain anymore. I hope today you caught the biggest fish or at least a "cooler full". We will always remember the great times we shared together. Always laughing and sharing.
Posted by Betty Matekovich on 27th January 2012
I was so sorry to hear about your loss of William. He was a fine man and good friend and I know your loss is great. Please know that my heartfelt sympathies are with you all.
Posted by April Boyd on 26th January 2012
We will miss you Wil-Tom!!! Love you all... April
Posted by Angela Pridgen on 25th January 2012
Dear Mrs. Bailey, Lori,Thomas & Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May God rest his soul. And may God Bless each and every one of you at this time and always. Angela Pridgen & Family
Posted by Liz Mathias on 25th January 2012
Joyce, Lori and Thomas, Richard and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. We think of all of you often and will continue to have you in our prayers. Again, we're very sorry for your loss. Liz and Richard Mathias
Posted by Wallace & Doris Weaver on 25th January 2012
Dear Joyce, We were deeply saddened by the death of William. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. William was such a kind person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. William has passed on to a better place now. You can take comfort and strength from the wonderful family you and he had together. I know their love will get you through this sad time. May God bless you.
Posted by Linda Gooch on 24th January 2012
Joyce and family, I am are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your wonderful memories of him will help sustain you in the days and weeks ahead. You have my heart felt sympathy. Linda Gooch
Posted by Betty Trautman on 24th January 2012
Dear Bailey family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Please know that heartfelt sympathies are being sent your way. James and Betty Trautman
Posted by Cheryl Klinefelter on 24th January 2012
Dear Bailey family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I know you will have wonderful memories of this joyous man. Cheryl & Barry Klinefelter and family
Posted by Pamela Bullock on 24th January 2012
Dear Joyce, Lori, Thomas & family; We are so sorry to hear about William. He was a great person and will be missed by everyone. You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time. Bobby & Pam Bullock

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