Milton Bailey, 77, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be in Glory on September 29, 2016. He was born on November 17, 1938 in Foreman, Arkansas to the late Roy and Willie May (Wilson) Bailey. Milton served for over a combined 22 years in the Navy and the United States Marine Corps. He then used his skills and Masters in Education to teach Secondary and Post-Secondary Education throughout Pope, Faulkner and Pulaski Counties. Milton was a member of the American Legion Post 71 in Cabot, Gideons International, and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Cabot.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Bailey; children, Robert Bailey, Sharon Cook, Eric Bailey and Sarah Clark; nine grandchildren and four great grandsons; his brother, Robert Bailey, and numerous other family and friends.
A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:00pm with visitation being held from 5-6pm at Faith Baptist Church in Cabot, Arkansas. Burial will take place at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 1:00pm with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion, Post 71, Cabot, Arkansas.
We are so sorry for your loss but know he is in a much better place and has been made whole again. Prayers for all of you.
Sharon and family: We knew Milton for only a short time — our loss for the brief period but our greater gain for getting to know him. What a wonderful and caring person he was. We are so very sorry for his loss, your and your family’s’ grief. You have our love, support and prayers during this time and always. I know he will be missed by many. He fought a long hard fight and with your love and care and that of other family members, we all had him longer than his doctors expected. Thank you for sharing him with us. Joe and Linda Tucker.
October 2, 2016. The Sumner family…to Sharon and her family,
Dana and I, and all our family members, would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family, for the loss of your Beloved Milton. We have been friends for many years…since our children were young and impressionable We only shared a few years together before you moved away, but were very close. We were fortunate in being members of Central Baptist Church in Tiverton RI, with our dearest friend Rev. Stanley Mullen at the helm.. Since that time, we have lost many dear friends and relatives, including our Grandson Mitchell, in June of this year.
We have kept our friendship alive, with comparatively short visits, over the years. We thank God for your presence in our lives and will sorely miss Milton’s infectious smile and humor. God be with you until we see you again.
My deepest condolences to your family. This is a beautiful tibute to a beautiful soul.
R I P
Sharon, thinking about your and your family. Deepest condolences.
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven
Dear Sharon and family,
We lost a good friend, may he rest in peace.
Bas and Marianne Roos
Sharon, the love you and Milton had for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was obvious in everything you both did. May your days on earth be ever brighter with his glorious light shining upon you until you meet again in Our Father’s house that He has prepared for us. Remember that “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5) I will never forget the generosity and friendship you and Milton have shown my family, and I hope if there is anything I can do for you, you will not hesitate to call on me. ~ Heidi and family