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Freddie Bailey
  • September 15, 1938
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  • March 30, 2020

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Obituary

Freddie Lane Bailey 81, native of Gadsden,  AL, went home to be with the Lord, March 30th, 2020.
He was predeceased by his son Michael, parents Fred and Edrey Bailey, sisters Mary Carol and Margaret, brother Ledon.
Survived by wife Sandra Ellington Bailey, children Claudia, David (Rhonda),James (Heather), Deborah (Alan), John(Susan), Steve(Beth)  and Fred( Karen); his brother Kenneth(Margaret), 11 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was a Christian and member of the Church Of God.
After 20 years service in the army including 3 tours in the Vietnam war, and 40 years as owner of Fred’s Automotive shop in Augusta,Ga, he retired in Port Orange, FL.
He loved building and driving race cars, fishing, hunting and traveling.
Freddie was a loving husband ,dad and grandad(Papa)
He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Memorial service to be at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Please take note due to COVID there will be a limit of 50 attendees. Burial following at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, Florida with a limit of 25 attendees.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to The Wounded Warrior Project.
https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate



Service

Location:
Heritage Place at Baldwin Brothers
1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Date & Time:
June 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM


Cemetery:
Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 North US Highway 1, Mims, FL 32754
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Visitation

Times:
June 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Location:
Heritage Place at Baldwin Brothers
1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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  1. 24 Jun 2020
    Richard J Foster lit a candle:
    Lit since June 24, 2020 at 6:07:09 PM

  2. 11 Apr 2020
    Freddie Lane Bailey Junior lit a candle:
    Lit since April 11, 2020 at 4:43:29 AM

  3. 10 Apr 2020
    Thomas B Forde says:
    Fred was a stalwart friend when he served with us in the Long Range Recon. Patrols (Airborne) in Germany in the early sixties. I was particularly close to him and fascinated when he would talk about his stock car racing days. He was the company comedian. I particularly recall incidents when we would be given the order to "fall out for chow" Fred would respond with a barking dog imitation after which we would be ordered to fall back in again. We would be asked to identify the comedian but of course no one would give him up. He could be relied upon to always raise our morale with his antics. On a serious note, Fred was very patriotic and took great pride in serving our country. This is evidenced when one notes the tours he spent in Viet Nam with an airborne unit when he could have transferred to a support unit which was less hazardous. We had the good fortune to meet with him at our reunion and talk of old times. He loved his family, his country, and his friends. He was a giant. "All the way old buddy" 'til we meet again. The LRRPS.

  4. 10 Apr 2020
    Wayne and Susan Powell says:
    It was always enjoyable time when he was around. A great man, wonderful husband and father. He will be missed by all. Mrs Sandra, we love you and I will be thinking of and praying for strength to get you through this trying ti

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