John Bruce Bailey, 84, of Marshall, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Mr. Bailey was born December 27, 1927 in Madison County. He attended Mars Hill College until he enlisted in the Navy. John was stationed at Pearl Harbor on the USS Missouri and was present on the ship when the Armistice Treaty was signed by Japan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Willis and Alva Merrill Bailey; brother, Charles Bailey who died while serving his country as a Airborne Ranger in the US Army during the Korean conflict; and his sister, June Maccoli.
Surviving are his sisters, Hilda Frisby of Asheville and Sandra Sams of Marshall; four nieces and a nephew.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012 in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home with Reverend Sam Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Bowman-Rector with Military Honors conducted by Mars Hill VFW Post 5483.
The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.