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Jeffrey Allen Bailey, 58, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Hospice of Chattanooga, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 25, 1960 to the late Bill and Billie Puryear Bailey. Jeff was baptized when he was a teenager at the Tiftonia Church of Christ. Everyone that knew Jeff knew that he loved his mother more than anything; he also loved overalls, frosty’s, animals, rock and roll, his family and friends, and Jesus. Jeff was not afraid to die; he often said he was ready to be with mother again. Jeff had a big heart; if you needed a place to stay for a day or two Jeff’s door was always open, he would literally give you the shirt off his back. We will miss Jeff tremendously; we will miss his phone calls, his visits, his personality, his nicknames, his humor and wit. We know that he is in a better place and he will no longer suffer the trials and tribulations of this world.
He is survived by his brother Jackie (Joy) Bailey; and sisters, Sandra (Calvin) Jolly and Jennifer (Jerry) McCuiston; step-children, Sarah Okker, Jennifer Okker, and Jordan Okker; grandchildren: Chevy Kay, Maddie, and Lukas; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins; and his best friend Mindy Anderson.
A special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for their excellent care during this difficult time. Also a special thanks to Dr. Chirag Patel and his staff for taking care of Jeff’s needs over the last three years.
The family will receive friends at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, TN from 3 – 7 CDT PM on Tuesday, December 4th. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, December 5th at the funeral home with Minister John T. Smithson officiating.
Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 3741 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.