Defort Bailey 85 of Irvine passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born October 10, 1935 in Cobb Hill to Burton and Lillie McIntosh Bailey. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, The Military Officers Association of America, A Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Cobb Hill Cross Roads Church. He is survived by his wife of 62 Years Beverley Stamper Bailey of Irvine, a son Hank Bailey and his wife Carolyn of Cobb Hill, a daughter Dawn Gras of Cobb Hill, seven grandchildren Burton Bailey, Amanda Williams, Jareth Bailey, Floyd Bailey, Katlin Cunningham, Phoebe Bryant and Hank Bever Gras, eleven great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two brothers George Bailey of Ravenna, Columbus Bailey and wife Nancy of Georgetown, four sisters Betty Ann Turner and husband Mackie of Covington, Nancy Eversole of Waco, Edna Deaton of Erlanger and Brenda Huff of Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his parents Burton and Lillie Bailey and a sister Delilah Abney. Funeral services and Military Rites will be held 12 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel in Irvine with Bro. Elwood Patrick and Bro. Eric Patrick officiating. Friends may visit Tuesday from 10 AM till time of the service. Burial will follow in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jareth Bailey, Floyd Bailey, Hank Bever Gras, Matthew Bryant, Patrick Cunningham and Patrick Bailey. Grayson Funeral Home Irvine is in charge of services.
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