Jimmie Lee Bailey, 79, of Sunrise Beach (Lake of the Ozarks), Missouri, passed away on August 15, 2018 in Thornton, Colorado. Jim was born on May 29, 1939, in Humansville, Missouri, to the late Lillian and William Bailey Jr.
He’s preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bailey, parents, Lillian and William Bailey Jr., sister, Carolyn Hughes, and stepdaughter, Sandra Lynn Davenport.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include two daughters, Teresa (Gary) Ford of Archie, MO, Valerie (Kent) Snyder of Broomfield, CO; five step daughters, Vickie (Butch) Holtgrieve of Blanchard OK, Patty (Jim) Layden of Harrisonville, MO, Becky (Mike) Andrews of Independence, MO, Kim (John) Kostelac of Oklahoma City OK, Marilyn (Joe) Vandever of Mesa, AZ and a step son, Ed Davenport of Missouri; 22 grandchildren, Nicole Anderson of MO, Justin Conaway of CO, Chantal Randtke of NC, Marteka Carlton of MO, Taeana Brown of MO, Nick Kostelac of MO, Jamie Kostelac of OK, Jillian Kostelac of OK, Arika Greenwood of MO, Sandy Rahe of MO, Aaron Andrews of MO, Taylor Wilson of MO, Jeff Clouse of MO, Jenni Wood of MO, Jon Layden of MO, Jeremy Layden of MO, Christie Ives, Mike Holtgrieve of OK, Tiffany Kalwei of MO, Bryan Davenport of MO, Shantea Henrichs, MO and Suzanne Swartzbaugh of NE along with 28 great grandchildren; Sister, Linda (Delbert) McCracken of Boliver, MO; Uncle, Lonnie Bailey of Humansville, MO; Aunt, Ruth (Bill) Kenworthy of Dolores, CO; nieces and nephews.
As a young man, Jim worked hard on the family farm until he graduated from Humansville, MO High school. Jim served in the Army and was honorably discharged from duty on March 27, 1963. He worked as a truck driver for several years until he moved into the business office and was Treasurer for Teamsters Union Local 41 until he retired and moved to Lake of the Ozarks. He and his late wife Shirley built their home at the lake and enjoyed having family and friends over at any time. He would fish all year and save up for his annual fish fry which he invited friends, family and then some. The holidays especially Christmas were his favorite, he eventually made a floating Christmas scene that he displayed in front of the boat dock, his love of gatherings brought all the family together at Christmas for dinner and fun times. He would go run his trotline in the mornings and would bring his daughters or grandchildren anytime they wanted to go hang out with him. He loved taking his children and grandchildren water skiing, boating and fishing, the family was his life. Jim played in several pool tournaments and was an avid pool player along with enjoying shuffleboard with his late wife Shirley. He was very proud of his daughters, and he told everyone he met about them, and we are very proud of him.
Graveside services will be held on August 29, 2018, at 1 PM at Mt. Washington Cemetery, 614 S. Brookside Ave, Independence, MO 64053 with military honors.