James ''Jim'' Daughtry Bailey

James ''Jim'' Daughtry Bailey, 74, of Roanoke Rapids, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Jim was born in Roanoke Rapids on March 12, 1940. He was the son of the late Paul Edward and Alice Vaughan Bailey. He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jean King, and two brother-in-laws, Bob Ashby and Roscoe Wrenn.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, deacon and a friend to all. He loved his family, grandsons, fishing, hunting and golf. Jim was a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force.

He started working at J. P. Stevens in 1965. He worked in the textile industry for many years and retired from the Bibb Company. After his retirement he began selling cars for many years. He was a member of Rosemary Baptist Church, the Lions Club, served on the board of the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District, and formerly served on various boards in Roanoke Rapids.

Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara ''Bobbie'' Farmer Bailey; their daughter, Debbie B. Hargrove and her husband Mike of Roanoke Rapids; his grandsons, Jordan and Spenser Hargrove; two sisters, Joan Wrenn of Plant City, Florida, and Paula Emerick and her husband Ron of Wexford, PA; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Ashby, and Ann Harris and her husband Alonza, both of Roanoke Rapids; brother-in-law, Goody King of Roanoke Rapids; several cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Rosemary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral Services in Roanoke Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rosemary Baptist Church, 936 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

The flag in front of the funeral home flies at half-staff in honor of Mr. Bailey's service to his country.

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