AUGUST 22, 1938 - DECEMBER 29, 2008

GROVE - Charles Bailey, 70, of Grove, OK,  passed away Monday, December 29th, 2008 peacefully at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, MO.

Chuck was born in Sabine, TX on August 22, 1938, to the late William and Irene (Russell) Bailey. Chuck married Betty Gougaestch in Lancaster, CA on December 2, 1977.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. Chuck went on to work for N.A.S.A. as an Employee Assistant Counselor for twenty-nine years.

 Chuck built their home when they moved to Grove about twelve years ago. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. 

Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of thirty-one years Betty; three daughters, Ronda Colby of Omaha, NE; Holly Haley and husband Thomas of Grove, OK; Eva Lawson of Wiley, TX. Chuck is also survived by six grandchildren; Kim, Pam, Amber, Jessica, John, and Chuck. Seven great-grandchildren; Harper, Hailey, Hayden, James, Elizabeth, Sophia, Asher, and one on the way named Pacey.

Visitation was Tuesday December 30, 2008 from 6-8PM at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Grove, OK.

Services were also held at the chapel on Wednesday December 31, 2008 at 2:00PM. Minister Ronda Colby will officiate. Interment followed at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Grove, OK. Donations may be made at Freeman Heart Institute.

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