June 16, 1932 ‒ August 01, 2008
Harold E. Bailey, 76, of Delaware and formerly of Ashley and Columbus, died Friday evening at the Countryview of Sunbury. He was born June 16, 1932 in Powell to Oren Lambert Bailey and Inez Elizabeth (Shrigley) Bailey. He served on the Columbus Fire Department from 1955 until his retirement in 1976 and is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Verta J. (Irwin), who he married on November 26, 1949; 4 daughters, Donna (Gene) Kimbleton of Sandy Valley, Nevada, Deborah (Mark) McCreary and Denise (Ottis “Punk”) Garrison of Delaware, and Diane (Gilbert) Pineda of Brownsville, Texas; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his “5th daughter” and loving family friend, Marie Kean of Logan, Ohio; brother, Charles Bailey of Cranston, Rhode Island; sister, Carol Wamack of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Bonnie Swafford. The family will receive friends today (Monday August 4th) from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 5th at 10:00 am with Rev. Dennis Barnhart officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Countryview of Sunbury, 14961 N. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.