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John Franklin Bailey, age 58

John Franklin Bailey, 58, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away May 3, 2021. He was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas on June 27, 1962 to the late RC and Norma (Simpson) Bailey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Elizabeth Bailey, and his brother James Bailey.

He is survived by his sister Debbie Bailey; his nieces Kristi Kirk, Sarah Barret, and Rachel Krick; his cousin Tina Weatherly; his uncle Larry Don Bailey; and extended family and friends.

Johnny will be remembered as a very responsible person who always helped others and loved his family and friends and spending as much time with them as he could. Johnny loved fishing. He worked at Remington Arms plant in Lonoke. He will be missed by all that knew him.

In light of the current health concerns, Johnny’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Johnny’s visitation will be at A Natural State Funeral Service 12:00pm to 1:00pm Wednesday May 5, 2021.Graveside service will be on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:00pm at MT Carmel Cemetery located at the Hwy 321 and Hwy 89 intersection in Cabot, AR.

Services are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


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  • Jo Ann Posted May 4, 2021 1:36 PM

    Prayers and sympathy for Debbie and the rest of the family during this time of their loss of sweet Johnny. I know he will be missed greatly. I’ve always seen him as a kind, loving, family oriented, devoted man. I’m sure he will have many jewels in his crown. Love you my cousin; Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms.

  • Tina Weatherly Posted May 4, 2021 4:51 PM

    John, I love you so much. You will always have a place in my heart. And I send up prayers for Debbie and her girls. May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time. I give Jesus all the praise and glory for giving us the time we had him here with us. Cuz, I know your brother is in a beautiful place now. I know if he could tell us something it would be.. Miss me a little but let me go.

  • nancy g wade Posted May 5, 2021 8:34 AM

    u will never be forgotten rest in peace with the lord

  • Stacey Lingo Posted May 7, 2021 12:03 AM

    Sending prayers to John’s family. I worked with John at Graphics packing in Jacksonville, AR. That is were I met him. He was such a sweet and honest person. You could not ask for a better and loving person. You will be greatly missed. RIP John.

  • Bill Hyde Posted May 16, 2021 3:31 PM

    I worked with john at graphic packaging and remington and I can say I have never met a more kind,honest,helpful and hardworking person than John Bailey. He was a good soul and I’m proud to have known hin

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