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JAMES DUDLEY BAILEY

James Dudley Bailey, 90, of Savannah, Georgia and widower of Delaine Driggers Bailey, died Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019, at Savannah Square.

Born in Lynn County, Texas, he was a son of the late Charles Bailey and the late Mary Clark Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a longtime member of Amazing Grace Baptist Church on Ogeechee Road where he was a former church treasurer. He was a United States Army veteran having served honorably in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bailey was a retired plumber and a 65 year member of the Local Union 188 – Plumbers, Pipefitters, HVAC Journeymen & Apprentices. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Charles “Charlie” Bailey and John Bailey; his sisters; his brothers, and his good friend, Betty Franklin.

Survivors include his son, James A. Bailey and his longtime partner, Alaine Daniel; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Green and her husband, Michael, and Matthew Bailey and his special friend, Elizabeth “Liz” Dostal; two great-grandchildren, Ava Green and Vivian Green; his sister-in-law of seventy years, Barbara Driggers; nieces; nephews, and his special friend, Jeanette Gause.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service, with military honors, will be held at 12 noon Monday at the graveside, Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, conducted by the Reverend George Barren.

Remembrances: The Salvation Army – 3100 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

Online Condolences

  1. Terry and Virginia Travis says:

    Jim, We hated to hear this about your Dad. May God comfort you during this time of loss.

  2. Kathy Dixon says:

    My mom Sarah Coursey and our family are so sorry for your loss .my mom always loved spending time with James and Delaine .Mr James was a sweet man that loved his family.your family is in our prayers .

  3. Terry Cassidy says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Bailey’s passing. I met him at Greebriar Children’s Center where he volunteered al the time. Mr. Bailey was so kind and generous with his time. A wonderful mentor and grandfather figure to so many needy youth. They all loved him. I am confident an angel got his wings last Friday. My deepest condolences to the family of this truly amazing man. Rest in peace, Mr Bill.

  4. Les Carter says:

    My father was a steamfitter in Local 188 and my first job out of high school was as a plumber’s helper that summer. James was the journeyman and took me under his wing. I didn’t follow the trade and didn’t have the privilege of working with him afterwards but it was in the early 1960s and I still remember what a good guy he was and that he helped make it a fun, obviously memorable, experience.

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