Harold Gene Bailey

Born in Johnson Co., GA on May 6, 1938

Departed on August 15, 2009 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Harold G. Bailey, 71, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009, in Nashville, TN.
One of ten children, Harold was born May 6, 1938 in Wrightsville, GA to Eulie and Gertrude Bailey.
He married Shirley Ann Stewart, his lovely wife of 53 years, on August 3, 1956 in Wrightsville, GA.
Harold was a hard working, multi-faceted man. Throughout the 60's and early 70's, he owned and operated both a barber shop and a beauty salon in Milledgeville, GA. In addition to running these two businesses, he was also a dedicated police officer for the Milledgeville Police Department.
In 1975, Harold and Shirley moved their family from Milledgeville to Nashville, TN where Harold worked as a stylist at England's Hair Salon for more than 20 years.
Harold was also a singer/songwriter. After moving to Nashville, he and his brother John expressed their love of country music by playing and recording as The Bailey Brothers. One of their greatest honors was performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
Harold is survived by his wife Shirley, son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Michelle Bailey of Franklin, TN, son and daughter-in-law, David and Katie Bailey and three cherished granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Kristyn, and Karolyne Bailey of Nashville, TN.
He is also survived by his siblings Ruth Brown of Sandersville, GA, Ralph Bailey of Augusta, GA, Lynell Chance of Saint Simons Island, GA, Doris Davidson of Conyers, GA, John Bailey of Tennille, GA, and Jimmy Bailey of Wrightsville, GA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Bailey of Wrightsville, GA, Eldridge Bailey of Snyder, TX, Buford Bailey of Sandersville, GA and his sister Louise Bailey of Wrightsville, GA.
Harold will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 18 from 4 to 8 pm and Wednesday, August 19 from 12 to 2 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 19 at 2:30 pm. All services will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221, 615-646-9292.

3 Comments to Harold Gene Bailey

  1. Rev. Wilse Davis
    August 20, 2009 12:00 am

    Mr. Bailey cut my hair at the barber shop in Milledgeville Ga. when I was a kid. That was in the middle 1960’s. I also went to school with his son Terry.My prayers are with the entire Bailey family.

  2. Don Williamson
    August 20, 2009 12:00 am

    To the Bailey family,
    Harold was my barber and friend for over 15 years. I enjoyed his political opinions, his forecasts of who would win an election and his stories of Georgia. As you know, he was very proud of his appearance on the Grand Ole Opry and would tell me stories of his visits backstage. I still have a cassete recording of the Bailey Brothers.
    Harold always spoke highly of his family.

    May you find comfort in your rememberance of the good times together.

    God bless you,

    Don Williamson

  3. John h gentry
    September 9, 2009 12:00 am

    Harold has been my barber at englands for over 34 yrs..Just learned of his passing..I send my deepest regrets to his family..Always asked bobby about him when i was there in the last year..He will be greatly missed ..John h gentry