Jack Wayne Bailey

Published 4:39 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

Jack Wayne Bailey, 78, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Jack was born in Carter County to the late Boyce and Edith Miller Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hampton and Ollie Peters; his brother-in-law, Buddy Peters; and his “granny”, his wife’s grandmother, Rachel Bradshaw.
Jack had worked as a pipefitter and welder and was a member of Eastside Christian Church. He was a United States Army veteran and proudly supported St. Jude Chnildren’s Hospital.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 56 years, Priscilla Madge Peters Bailey, of the home; four children, Rachel Leonard and husband Gary, of Bristol, Tenn., Ruthie Simpson and husband Roy, of Watauga, Tenn., Mark Wayne Bailey and wife Christie and Matt Bailey and wife Jamie, all of Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Bailey and wife Launa, of Johnson City; four sisters, Brenda Colbaugh and husband Jessie, Wanda Nave, Bonnie Pruitt and husband Don, and Zelma Guy and husband Kenneth, all of Elizabethton; and two brothers-in-law, Junior Peters, Elizabethton, and Bill Peters, of Watauga. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Jack Wayne Bailey will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Bob Allen, minister, and Mr. Randall Johnson, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at other times. The graveside service will follow in the Highland Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will Dr. David Jones and the Pact Team at the V.A. Hospital, Amedysis Home Health and Michael Joe Shouse, his physical therapist. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, #101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. Bailey and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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