William Stanley “Bill” Bailey, age 91, of Little Rock, passed away on April 19, 2013. He was born in Campbell, Missouri, on September 22, 1921 to H.A. Ted Bailey, Sr. and Madeline S. Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jane Peterson Bailey, to whom he was married for 53 years; and by his son, William S. Bud Bailey, Jr.
Bill is survived by his brother, Dr. H.A. Ted Bailey, Jr.; by his children, who, together with their spouses, are Barbara Bailey McMillen, Kathryn Bailey Morrison and Phil Morrison, and Bonnie Bailey Peek and Dr. Richard Peek; and by seven grandchildren, Amy McMillen Stuff (David), Hans Christian Chris McMillen (Tina), Ben McGraw, Molly McGraw, Bo Peek, Richard Peek, Jr. (Riley), and Mary Katherine Partlow Peek. He is also survived by many precious nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II as a Second Lieutenant, flying the P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft. After the war, he took over his father’s store, the Carlisle Leader, in Carlisle, Arkansas. He lived and reared his family in Carlisle for 17 years. Bill also traveled as a sales representative for the Curlee Clothing Company.
Bill was a faithful member of Second Presbyterian Church for many years. He leaves behind a personal legacy of fairness, love, and acceptance of all people. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank all our wonderful care givers, Angela Harrington, Sylvia Leon, and all the love and care we received for dad during his stay at Chenal Healthcare and rehab.
Visitation was held at the Ruebel Funeral Home at 6313 West Markham Street at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, with the funeral service at the same location at 2:00 p.m., followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the charity of your choice.
Please sign the online registry at www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.