Mr. Jerry Bailey, age 67, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021, after a sudden illness. He was a native of Toombs County and a 1972 graduate of Vidalia High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia with a double major in Marketing and Biology. He worked with his parents at Bailey’s Department Store in Vidalia and later started a career in nuclear power where he traveled and worked in nuclear power plants throughout the northeast and midwest United States. Jerry retired and moved back to Vidalia in 2020. He enjoyed golfing and traveling. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Austin Lane McLendon; his parents, Herman Bailey and Goldie Davidson Bailey; and his father-in-law, Harry F. Brown.
His family includes his wife, Bonnie L. Bailey of Vidalia; two children, Leslie Bailey McLendon and husband Donald of Lyons, and Michael “Zade” Bailey and wife Mary Ann of Vidalia; four grandchildren, Dawson, Alyssa, Abby and Kaleb.
A graveside funeral will be held Thursday, September 9th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Lyons City Cemetery with Marlene Tomlin officiating.
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