James Thomas Bailey


James Thomas Bailey, 79, of Center, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2021, at Neuville Cemetery in the Neuville Community of Shelby County. Bro. Don Noble will officiate. Visitation will be held prior at Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center, beginning at 8:45am.

Born January 23, 1942, James is the son of Caywood Bailey and Lona Bailey Bailey.  He retired from the logging industry and enjoyed word finds and reading. James was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by:

Angela Cuello of China
Jamie Powell of China
Thomas Bailey of China

Numerous grandkids and great grandkids

Sister, Ethel Gee of Center

Niece, Debbie Luman of Center

Lindsay Huskey of Center
Leslie McGuire of Center

Special nephews:
Ricky Andrews
Todd Gee

Numerous other nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, Caywood Bailey and Lona Bailey Bailey; brothers, George Bailey, Billy Earl Bailey, Herman “Dick” Bailey, and Edward Bailey; sisters, Rosine Andrews, Christine Waller, and Jetty Pearl.

Pallbearers will be James’ nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to assist with final expenses or Neuville Community Cemetery, 854 FM 2140, Center, Texas 75935.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com