Jackson Lee Bailey, 91, of Mounds, OK, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
Jack was born in Bluefield, VA to Chester and Nina “Lucille” Bailey. He and his family moved to Maryland, where he attended school. Jack served during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. After being honorably discharged, he moved back home and that is where he met the love of his life, Ann Stewart McIntosh, on Christmas Day in 1956. He saw her at the corner drugstore in Baltimore, MD, and knew immediately that he loved her. They were married on May 25, 1957. They transferred to Florida with his job at Glen L. Martin Company where he worked as a technical writer. The family moved to Oklahoma in 1977 to follow is career.
Jacks biggest hobby was WWII military scale models. He was a lifetime member of the Tulsa Modelers Forum and received numerous awards for his WWII military scale models.
Jack was a family man to the core! He was head over heels in love with his wife Ann, of 65 years, demonstrating every day the vows he shared. He (the loudest) and his wife Ann dedicated themselves to supporting every activity and event of that their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participated in.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lucille Bailey, son Mark Bailey and daughter Jennifer Bailey.
He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter in-law Yumi, children David Bailey and wife Dana, Michael Bailey and wife Dara, Angela Dossey and his favorite son in-law Randy. Twenty grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
He was a pillar for his family and left behind a legacy of “grandaddisms” that are and will continue to be carried throughout generations. Such as: “this is not a dictatorship, I the dictat ‘o’, you the dicat ‘e’ ”, “never leave home without chapstick”, “table manners are important”, “stand up when a lady enters the room”, “always wash your face and hands after you eat”, “glad you got to see me again, come again when you can’t stay so long”, “off like a herd of turtles”, “you have the right to be wrong”, “the Bailey Bus is leaving”, and “if all else fails, read the directions”.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 11:00 am at the Joy Lutheran Church in Jenks, OK.
The family would like everyone to stay for lunch following the service and share your favorite memories of Jack.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tulsa Modelers Forum in Jack’s name to the attention of Greg Kittenger (918-260-8349).
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