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“We love you Uncle Franklin, you will be missed! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Carole Bailey - Niece in law

“Praying for you in this time of loss. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Stewart Sharp - searcy, AR

“So sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Boyles - Higginson, AR

“Wade had a jest for life and instilled happiness in simple pleasures to everyone he knew. He a master of trade in the trucking business and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Joy - Pangburn, AR

“I was a good friend of Wade's at Searcy High School, but did not see him after our graduation. However, I spoke to Wade by phone in 2009, inviting...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Wallace Evans - Albany, OR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tim Smith - Mtn Home, AR - friend

“My husband and I graduated from Searcy High School with Franklin. We regret his passing; we're sorry we didn't get to visit with him after high...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Anita Hart Fuller - Greers Ferry, AR


Wade Franklin Bailey, Jr., 77, of Higginson, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012. He was born February 9, 1935; the son of the late Wade Frank and Josie Bailey. He was of the Baptist faith, a United States Air Force Veteran, and a retired contractor for American Freightways.

He leaves behind his wife and soul mate, Debra K. Bailey; two sons, Michael Bailey and wife Mary of Pangburn, Darrell Bailey and wife Jamie of Mountain Home; three step children, Melissa Price and husband Johnny of Independence, Kentucky, Kimberly Forister of Judsonia, Debbie Roberts-Dilse of Ward; a sister, Evelyn Southard of Griffithville; a brother, Richard Bailey of Beebe; eight grandchildren, Amy Pylant, Kayla Kersh, Justin, Joshua and Nicole Bailey, Ryan, Rachel, and Rebekah Price; seven great-grandchildren, Brayden, Paige, and Ada Grace Pylant, Catie and Chambers Kersh, Jayde and Savanna Bailey; seven nieces, Barbara Lewis, Karen Bowen, Jamie Whaley, Debbie Havener, Jackie English, Freddie Whaley, and Candi Deen; four nephews, Rick, Dennis, Dewey, and Chris Bailey; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Neland Eugene Bailey; a sister, Geraldine James; a step son, Billy Dale Leo; a grandchild, Emily Bailey; two brothers-in-law, Loran James and Burl Southard; and a sister-in-law, Sandra Bailey.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home Chapel.

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