Obituary

JOHN BAILEY

John Bailey, 80, Knoxville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Select Specialty Hospital. He was born in Oliver Springs to Alfred and Jessie Williamson Bailey. John was a long-time member of the Bethel Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and treasurer for many years. He was a kind, generous, soft spoken and a servant of the Lord. John was an avid University of Tennessee football fan and held season tickets for many years. He was also a member of NRA and loved Southern Gospel music. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by: Mother-in-law, Dell Horton; sister-in-law, Linda Bailey; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by: Loving wife of nearly 50 years, Ruth Ann Bailey; devoted brother, Gary Bailey; special cousins, Rick Gibbs of St. Jude, Fla., and Wayne and Marian Gibbs of Dade City, Fla. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Darrell Taylor officiating. John’s interment will be held at Anderson Memorial Garden at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to St. Jude or a charity of your choice. www.holleygamble.com