Cover photo for Charles "Ford" Bailey's Obituary
1934 Charles 2022

Charles "Ford" Bailey

March 15, 1934 — January 15, 2022

Ford Bailey, age 87, of Statesboro GA, went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2022. He was a beloved father, grandfather, respected member of the community, and devout Christian. His Faith was an essential part of his life and by living his faith he touched many lives.

Ford was born in Randolph County, AL, and grew up in Carrollton GA. He graduated from Carrollton High School, attended West Georgia College, transferred to Georgia Southern College, and completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education. He also earned an Ed.S. degree from the University of Georgia.

He worked as a school teacher, coach, and counselor in the public school system for many years before taking on the role of counselor at Georgia Southern College. He would eventually become Director of the Counseling Center where he remained until retirement. He was a member of the Army and Air Force Reserves and served as assistant to the chaplain.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rusty Bailey, and siblings, Ethel, Coleman, Hazel, J.C., James Awbrey, George, Henry, Annie Mae, and Paul. He is survived by his sister, Mary Jo Roberts, former spouse Sue Brannon, daughter Laura Bailey-Lower, son-in-law Alan Lower, grandson Daniel Lower, granddaughter Anna Lower, and son Andrew Bailey.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 24, 2022, at Deal Funeral Directors, 22757 Hwy 80 East, Statesboro GA 30461. Viewing will be 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gideons International to honor Ford’s legacy.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

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