In memory of
William Bailey Sr.
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In memory of
William Bailey Sr.
William Bailey, Sr. AGE: 84 • Frankford William Orville Bailey, Sr. 84 of Frankford, DE passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 in his home. He was born September 17, 1932 in Saxis Island, VA a son of the late Herman and Ella Blanche Linton Bailey, Sr. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Wayne Bailey, Teagle Merril Bailey, Herman Bailey, Jr., Frank Jerome Bailey, Sr. and Lodie Lee Bailey. He was a Waterman for most of his life until moving to Salisbury, MD in 1969. He was one of the first men to break ground in Ocean Pines, MD. Orville then moved to Delaware in 1977, establishing Bailey's Seafood in Frankford, DE. He enjoyed seeing and sharing stories with all of his friends and customers on a daily basis. He also enjoyed visiting yard sales and thrift stores. He is survived by two brothers, Tim Bailey of Pennsylvania and Jimmy Bailey of Exmore, VA; his wife of 61 years, Gracie Parks Bailey; six daughters and their spouses, Penny Bailey Lewis & husband James , Sr. of Frankford, DE, Kim Bailey Brewington & husband Eddie III of Dagsboro, DE, Betty Grace Bailey Eskridge & husband Mike of Bridgeville, DE, Lillian Bailey & Tommy of Frankford, DE, Cheryl Bailey Workman & husband Dennis of Frankford, DE and Marybeth Bailey Dear & husband Dorsey, Jr. of Frankford, DE and one son, William O. (Bud) Bailey, Jr. of Frankford, DE; grandchildren, Jamie Lewis, Jr., Kelly Lewis, Ashleigh Lewis, Heather Hudson, George Brewington IV, Heaven Howard, Robbie Howard, Jordan Workman, Sr., Megan Workman, Dorsey Dear III, William Joshua Dear, William O. (Bill)Bailey III, and Zachary Bailey; 18 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Orville had many friends; one dear friend, like a brother, J. Everette Moore and two close friends, Harold and Dot Cogill. Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1 P.M. at Melson's Frankford Chapel, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, DE where friends may call from 12 noon to 1 P.M. Interment will follow in St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville, DE. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com .
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