Edward (Eddie) Earl Bailey Sr., 76, a retired welder, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with the Rev. Doug Acklie officiating. Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Eddie was born Jan. 20, 1937, to D.B. and Vivian (Martin) Bailey in Fort Worth. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He married Millie Marie Gifford Sept. 12, 1959, in Weatherford.
Eddie was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Millie Marie Bailey on Feb. 10, 2011, and son-in-law Marlin Garrett.
He is survived by daughters Marlene Rachuig and husband, David, of Blue Mound and Rena Garrett of Aurora; sons Edward Bailey Jr. and wife, Kim, of Arlington and Edwin Bailey of Blue Mound; grandchildren Jayson, Brandi, Malinda, James, Chris, Edward (Eddie) III, David and Daniel; great-grandchildren Cade, Shane and Shyanne; brother-in-law Ray Gifford; sister-in-law Anita Bailey; and other family members and friends.