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Grady Bailey

April 28, 1928 — October 15, 2014

Grady was blessed with 86 wonderful years on this earth and was called home to his Lord and Savior October 15, 2014. He peacefully passed with family by his side showering him with love and affection.
Born to Burgin Orachie and Maurine Cox Bailey on April 28, 1928 in Lufkin, TX, Grady was one of seven children. The family moved to Bell County and Buck spent his entire life in the Belton and Nolanville area.
Anna Marie Moore Bailey chose Buck as her one and only true love and soul mate in 1949. After traditional courtingespecially exchanging very sincere and often amusing love letters the two love birds were married June 10, 1950 at the First Baptist Church in Belton. Making FBCB their church home for life, Grady served his Lord and Savior through ministries including Sunday school leader to Deacon. His greatest joy was serving the Endeared Ladies that lost their loved ones through the years.
Joining the Gideons International in 1973, Grady served his Lord through the ministry of Bible distribution throughout the state. His love for sharing Gods Word by distributing Bibles to children in grade schools through university students was one of the highlights of his life.
Grady worked for the Texas Highway Department as a heavy construction inspector for 35 years and retired in 1975. He worked the Belton region most of his career and spent the final years with the highway department working in the Austin region on the IH35 flyover bridges in downtown Austin. He also was on site in Georgetown when Inner Space Cavern was discovered during test core drilling for new bridge pillars and said it was quite the site when the first man was lowered down the hole during the discovery.
He started in the real estate business early in Annas and his marriage by purchasing property around the Belton area and creating a rental business. After retiring in 1975, Grady received his real estate brokers license. He was a firm believer that every man, woman, and child deserved a place to call home regardless of their ethnicity or income.

Grady was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alvis Ferrell Bailey and William Orachie Bailey, and sister Patsy Larue Bailey Lisenbe.
Survivors include his Loving wife Anna, son Ronald and his wife Lisa of Belton, grandchildren Amanda Bailey of Belton, Kody Bailey and wife Kelly of Leander, Ben Bailey and wife Kristina of Frisco, and Patrick Bailey of Belton. Great grandchildren are Gaige Quinn of Belton, and Trae, Alissa, and Trysten Reese also of Belton.
Surviving brother and sisters are Lydia Bailey Baise of Terrell, Robert C. Bailey of Belton, and Margaret Bailey Allsup of Waco.
Uncle Buck, as he was called by his numerous nephews and nieces, loved each and every one of them without reserve.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Gradys name to the First Baptist Church of Belton Building Fund or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1028, Temple, Texas 76501.
Grady was one of the kindest, humblest, loving and caring human beings ever to walk the face of this earth. Im going to miss you Dad.



Visitation


Heartfield Funeral Home
503 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
Friday, October 17, 2014
6 8 pm

Service


funeral

First Baptist Church of Belton
506 N. Main Street
Belton, TX  76513
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 AM

Cemetery


North Belton CemeteryHa
1500 North Main Street
Belton, TX  76513

Memorial Contributions



Building Fund
Belton, TX  76513


P.O. Box 1028
Temple, TX  76501
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