Mr. Kenneth Wayne Bailey Sr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado departed into eternity on January 2nd, 2020 at Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Kent, as he was affectionately called was born in Iredell County on July 22, 1956 to the late Juanita Johnson Allen and Wilford Bailey. Kenneth attended Iredell County Schools and graduated from West Iredell High School class of 1975. He attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
At a early age, Kenneth joined the army. He served his country faithfully for 14 years. Kent was a fun loving person that never met a stranger. He was a hard worker, a dedicated father, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his loving mother Juanita Johnson Allen, his maternal grandmother Creola Johnson, his Paternal grandparents Mr and Mrs. Curlee Bailey, his adoptive parents Mr and Mrs Claude Turner Bailey, his adoptive brother Tim Bailey, his brother Lee Bailey Millsaps, his aunt Francis Johnson Garner, and two uncles Thomas Johnson and Paul Curlee Bailey.
Left to cherish the memory of his life are his loving parents, Rev. Wilford and Ophelia Bailey. Five children Kenya Howze of Charlotte NC, Chasidy (Caderis) Heath of Cleveland NC, Kenneth (Angela) Bailey Jr. of Colorado Springs, Co, Terrell James Bailey (Aimee) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ebony Bailey of Temple Texas. Six grandchildren Amber (Josh) Joyce of Charlotte NC, Myleek Green of Charlotte NC, Nicholas (Elizabeth) Stevenson of Cleveland, NC, Dominic Corrales of Phoenix Arizona, and Jonyce Bailey of Colorado Springs, Colorado one unborn grandchild of Temple Texas. Four great granddaughters Tori Stevenson, Jayden Stevenson and Khloe Stevenson all of Cleveland, NC and Parker Joyce of Charlotte NC. Two sisters Debra (Edward) Nesbit of Statesville and Joy Bailey Dorty of Troutman, NC. Two brothers, Barney Bailey Sr. of Statesville, NC, and Christopher (Lynette) Bailey of Chicago, Illinois. Sister in law, Beverly Howell Millsaps of Taylorsville, NC. Two aunts, Magalene Bailey of Statesville, NC, Evelyn (John) Horton of Charlotte, NC, two uncles, Leonard ( Wilma) Bailey Sr. of Statesville, NC, Eugene (Angela) Bailey of Rocky Mount, NC. Two nieces, Tiffany Millsaps of Winston-Salem, NC, Brittany Watts Hawblitz of Mooresville, NC. Two nephews Barney (Tyreki) Bailey Jr. and Edward Nesbit II both of Statesville, NC. He was married twice, Janice Bailey of Petersburg Virginia and Kay Francis Gaylor Bailey of Colorado Springs CO.
Special cousins, June Stewart, Janet Garner, Jackie Wellman and Denise St. Martin. Lots of other cousins, relatives and friends.
The family will assemble at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Bailey at 872 Bailey Farm Road Statesville, NC.