John Wayne Bailey, 82, of Rushville, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home in Branson, MO.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Eastside Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO, with Rev. Larry Lindsey officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorials are suggested to Eastside Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
John was born December 7, 1935, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Bernard and Ruth (Pitts) Bailey. He lived most of his life on the family farm in Rushville, MO. Out of high school, he joined the United States Air Force and served our country for twenty years and retired. John then worked for three different railroads and retired. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in St. Joseph, MO. John loved hunting and fishing and taking care of the family farm in Rushville.
John married Patricia Brown mother of his six children in 1954, he married Gloria Helphrey in 1984, she preceded him in death in 2015, he married Renita Brewer in 2016, and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include four sons, Rickey and Carol Bailey, Bernard and Mary Bailey, of Rushville, MO, John Phillip and Barbara Bailey, Lindsey and Jill Bailey, of St. Joseph, MO, step-son Timothy Helphrey, Branson, MO, a sister, Judy Myscofski, Atchison, KS, fifteen grandchildren twenty-six great grandchildren and two nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Donna Bailey, Virginia Rose Bailey and an infant brother.