Hosia Bailey

August 12, 1950 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 69)

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Hosia Lee Bailey was born on August 12, 1950 to Hosie Cook and Maudell Ford, in Eldora, AR.  He was educated in local school district and earned his diploma and vocational training through Job Corp. 

Hosia worked several jobs throughout his life.  He spent the majority of his career working for Stone Container as a plastic fabricator.  In his spare time Hosia enjoyed wood working, training dogs and listening to his favorite blues artists.  

Hosia passed away on April 30, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Garland and Daisy Ford and brother, Larry Ford.

Left to cherish Hosia's memory are his children, Hosia Bailey III and Terra (Leo) Meadows, Junction City, AR; two grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings, Renell Smedley, Otis Cook, Kelvin Cook and Edward Ray Ford; aunt, Dora Ward, of Phoenix, AZ; uncles, Raymond Thompson, of Atlanta, GA and Ardis Thompson, of Saginaw, MI and a host of other relatives and friends.  

No services have been planned for Mr Bailey at this time.


Dedicated to my Brother:

Although we haven't seen each other in a few years, I still kept you in my prayers. I prayed for God to take care of you when I said my prayers at night. But when I found out you were sick, I prayed for Him to ease your pain and keep you safe. I turned you over to God because He knew what was best for you. He knew your pain and suffering better than I did. So He called you home to be with our mother who you always talked about. So I'm at peace because I know you are at peace. No more pain and and suffering. Sleep on my brother and one day maybe, we will see each other again. God bless. Amen. Love your sister, Renell


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