Henry E. "Joe" Bailey, 86, Nevada, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Garland, Kan., the son of Herbert and Lettie (Pippin) Bailey.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Sarah Jane Beaver on Sept. 3, 1963. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; two sons, Joe E. Bailey, of Nevada, and Victor Minnis, of Raymore, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth G. Minnis; one daughter, Francis K. Bailey; two brothers; and one sister.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 11 a.m., at Newton Burial Park with Shelby Brant officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894, Nevada, MO 64772.