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James Bailey

April 16, 1948 — October 23, 2017


James W. Bailey, age 69, of Alexandria, MO, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at his home.

Jim was born April 16, 1948 in Marcelline, MO, a son of James H. and Eileen M. Huttig Bailey.

Survivors include several cousins and his fiancé, Susan Oshea.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

He graduated from Kahoka High School and was a U. S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam war.

He was a former employee of Henniges and Campbell Trucking. He loved living on the Mississippi and fishing. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Keokuk. Pallbearers were: Dave Howell, Danny Colwell, Duck Gates, Randy Chumley, Buck Curfman, and Carver Long. Military Honors were provided by: Herman Blum Post #192, American Legion, Ayer-Boatman Post #A4342, V.F.W. and the Iowa Military Honors Personnel. Family received friends at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka from 1 p.m. Friday until 2 p.m. at which time they processed to the cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Alexandria Fire Department.

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Friday, October 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2017
2:30 PM

Keokuk National Cemetery

Keokuk, IA

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