January 8, 2014

Earling L. Bailey

The Express-Star

— Earling L. Bailey

Graveside services for Earling L. Bailey, of Oklahoma City,  will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha.  Memorial donations may be made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma City.

Earling L. Bailey was born March 26, 1925 in Chickasha,  to Laurance and Pearly Mae (McKnight) Churchwell.  She passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Oklahoma City,  at the age of 88.

Earling grew up in Chickasha and was a long time tennis player before meeting and marrying Warren Bailey who was recovering from wounds in Chickasha during WWII.  She worked at Tinker AFB for several years before moving to Virginia with Warren.  There she worked at the Pentagon with Warren for the USAF before retiring and returning to live in Oklahoma City in 1998.  Warren is also buried at Fairlawn cemetery in Chickasha.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Bailey in 1996 and her parents.

Earling is survived by her sons, Warren Bailey and Randy Bailey; three grandchildren, Andrew Warren Bailey, Vanessa Alejandra Bailey and Jacob Aaron Daystar Bailey

Services are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha, OK.