ZEBULON – Joseph Calvin “Tommy” Bailey passed away on Friday. He was born in Wake County to the late Donald Sulley and Nora Allen Bailey. He worked as a farmer, proudly owning his own farm. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Larry Bailey, Linda Lambert, Jewel Ferrell and special uncle, Rayo Flynn Bailey.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Connie Bailey; sons, Joe Bailey (Judy), Tim Bailey (Jessica), Shane Bailey (Jackie); grandchildren, Jessica, Kristin, Lauren, Mary, Landon, Kaitlin, Alissa, Taylor and great-grandchildren, Halen and Hayes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Hope Baptist Church, 12712 NC 97, Zebulon, NC 27597 or SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health, P.O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577. https://www.johnstonhealth.org/donate
Memorial service 2pm, Tuesday, at Union Hope Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary one hour prior to the service. Arrangments with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com