McMinnville native and Nashville resident J.R. Bailey Jr., died Oct. 25.
The son of late J.R. Bailey Sr., and Beulah Lee Jones, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Goralski and Dot Bickford; brothers Joe, George, Kenneth, Jimmy, Don, Fox and Jerry.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years. Wilma Jean Morgan; daughter, Karen Jean and brother Bob.
He was a Korean War veteran and served from 1954-1956 as a combat instructor and member of the Post Honor Guard. He was a member of the Church of Christ, served as a deacon of the Charlotte Avenue congregation for over 30 years, and was a current member of the Vultee congregation. He had a successful career as a top-selling senior agent with Allstate Insurance, where he received many awards. He was instrumental in working with former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter in the formation of New Horizons, a center that allows handicapped persons to achieve gainful employment. He served two terms as president of the New Horizons board and as a board member for several years.
In lieu of flowers, make charitable donations to New Horizons Corporation or Church of Christ Disaster Relief.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 1, 2013