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Services for James Lyle Bailey, 86, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Brandt will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Bailey passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home. He was born March 7, 1931, in Leedey to James Emery and Willie Inez Barker Bailey. He graduated from high school and received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University.
He married Erika Hedwig Riedel Jan. 14, 1957, in Auerbach, Germany.
Mr. Bailey was a plant engineer for Holnam Cement Co., retiring in 1993. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ada and had served in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Erika, of the home; his children, Glen Bailey and wife, Melissa, Sandra Henderson and husband, Eugene, and Terrie Bailey; seven grandchildren, Matthew Bailey, Caitlin Dale and husband, Michael, Daniel Bailey and wife, Amy, Ryan Bailey, Rachel Henderson, Tina Borboa and husband, Joe, and Eric Hasskarl; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Sharp and husband, David; and two nephews, Kyle Sharp and Darren Sharp.
Bearers will be his grandsons, Matthew Bailey, Daniel Bailey, Ryan Bailey and Eric Hasskarl; his son, Glen Bailey; and son-in-law, Eugene Henderson.
The family says those who wish may make memorial to The Gideons International Processing Center, PO Box 97251, Washington, D.C. 20090-7251.
Published on July 17, 2017
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