Wayne Bailey, 96, of Portland passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1916 in Portland to William and Ethel (Morehouse) Bailey. He was married on January 23, 1940 to Emma Irene Koon.
He was a farmer and seed grower. He was owner of Bailey Seed Farm. He was a member of Cross Community Church in Berne and was a 1935 Portland High School graduate.
He is survived by three sons, Bruce Bailey; and Bevan Bailey, both of Portland; and Bill Bailey of Salisbury, North Carolina; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife on March 15, 2010.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Mike Whitacre. Burial will be at Green Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Jay County Cancer Society.
Arrangements provided by Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland. Online condolences may be made at www.bairdfreeman.com.