Freal Bailey

Freal Randolph "Buck" Bailey

Tuesday, August 15th, 1939 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Freal “Buck” R. Bailey, 79, of Salem, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Buck was a long time member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as an usher, and was a member of the Baptist Men and Agape Sunday School class. He retired from the Kroger Company following 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Virginia Bailey, a sister Betty Childress, and special sister-in-law, Karen Howery.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nita Howery Bailey; son, James Bailey; grandsons, Tyler and Devin Bailey; great-granddaughter, Nova Bailey; his sister, Patricia Correll and husband Larry, and his special canine friend, Jazzie.

A special word of thanks with love to Buck’s caregivers, Amanda, Jimmy and Tyler.

A memorial service will be held at 2PM, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Hilton Jeffreys officiating. The famiy will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund 1601 Colorado St. Salem, VA 24153 or to Good Samaritan Hospice 2408 Electric Rd. Roanoke, VA 24018. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Bethel Baptist Church
    1601 South Colorado Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    Bethel Baptist Church
    1601 South Colorado Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Hilton Jeffreys


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Connie Booker

Posted at 09:37am
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family in the coming days ahead. Buck is resting in peace now and God will be taking care of him . Even though I cannot be there on Tuesday, please know I will be right there in spirt with you.
You will always hold a special place in my heart and I will never forget the nice things you did for me over the years. I always fell we meet people for a reason and I am so glad thru this path of life, that you and I met. You are a treasure, a sweet, loving and kind person.
Love you,

James Bearden lll

Posted at 08:03am
Hello, I'm very sorry for your loss. When I see someone who has died locally, I try to encourage the family from the bible. One minute we feel good and young, the next, we hurt all over and we feel sick and weak.
Doctors spend billions looking for cures, countless hours doing research to help people, Jesus simply said "You are cured.”
We need Gods kingdom as brought out in Matt.6 :9,10. Jesus healed, cured, help, teach, and even raised the dead.
John 5:28,29 gives us hope that soon we will see our dear love ones again. In Isaiah 33:24, there will be no more sickness. What a joyful future we are looking forward to. Words do bring comfort but the bible heals. Again I'm sorry for your loss.

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