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Don Bailey

January 31, 2022


Don Bailey passed from this life into the presence of his Heavenly Father on Monday, January 31, 2022.  A visitation for Don will be held at Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home, Hamlin, Texas, on Tuesday February 1, 2022, at 6:00 P.M.  The funeral service will be Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.  at the First Methodist Church, Hamlin, Texas. 

Don was born on August 23, 1939, in Moody, Texas to James Henry and Wilma Moore Bailey.  Don married Melba Osbourn in Hamlin, Texas on May 22,1959 where they resided until his death.  Don was a farmer and loved raising horses.  He took pride that he had two AQHA Horses of the Year.    He was an avid hunter, loved to ride and go on trail rides with wagons.  Don was the founder of Bailey Construction.  He could build anything that you wanted.  Don loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took them hunting whenever he could.  He was a long-time member of the First Methodist Church where he was very involved and was a past member of the board.  He also was a member of the Hamlin Masonic Lodge.

Don is proceeded in death by his parents, stepfather James Hewitt and a sister, Elaine Hopkins.

Left to celebrate his memory is his spouse and soul mate of 62 years, Melba Bailey; daughter and son in-law, Kay and Brett Hight of Abilene, Texas; son and daughter in-law, Terry and Deana Bailey, Hamlin, Texas. Also, Coy Bailey, who he raised as a son, and his wife Rosie, along with their family.

His grandchildren include Bobby Hight, Jerid Hight and wife Kelly.  Great Grandchildren include Cooper Don, Tripp and Kyle Ray.  Don is also survived by his sisters Dellia Bailey, Jan Hickerson and husband Dwigh,t along with several nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the West Texas Rehab Center, Abilene, Texas.

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February 1, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home Chapel
505 NW 5th Street
Hamlin, TX 79520

Funeral Service
February 2, 2022

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Hamlin
48 SW Ave. A
Hamlin, TX 79520

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