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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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