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Joseph Bailey
June 13, 1985 -- March 05, 2021

Joseph Paul Bailey of Dallas, Texas, passed away at 35 years of age on March 5th, 2021, while in Presbyterian Hospital.  As a child, Joe often went by the nickname of “Skipper”.  He accepted Christ into his heart at a young age and attended Dallas First Baptist and Highland Park Baptist Churches.  Joe received his elementary education at the Hillier School in Highland Park, and his secondary education at Dallas Academy and Walden Preparatory Schools in Dallas.  As an adult Joe obtained an HVAC license and proudly worked for several Dallas area heating and air conditioning companies.     

Being a long-time member of the YMCA Guides Organization was an important part of Joe’s life.  He enjoyed many years of participating in fun and creative events with fellow Guides including building and racing downhill derby cars, camping, river tubing and snow skiing.  Joe loved to travel, had fun taking apart electronics “just to see how they worked”, and liked to relax listening to and sing along with classic rock music.  Additionally, Joe found great pleasure in playing with and caring for the family pets. 

Joe is survived by his father James Skip Bailey of Dallas, Texas, and mother Paula (Missel) Bailey of Streator, Illinois, sister Marissa Quinn (Bailey) Fowles and brother-in-law Bonner Fowles of Round Rock, Texas, grandmother Rose Mary (Mahnke) Missel, aunt Christine R. (Missel) Sauers and her husband John D. Sauers of Streator, Illinois, uncle Chris E. Missel and his wife Maggie (Bennett) Missel of Chattanooga, Tennessee, cousins Lawrence Missel, and Tyler and Travis Sauers, and by his best friend Whitney Muse of Round Rock, Texas.

Joe was preceded in death by grandfather Joseph Weldon Bailey lll and Grandmother Mary Lou (Pyle) Bailey of Dallas, Texas, and grandfather Paul Richard Missel of Streator, Illinois. 

Joseph will be interred at the Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas later this year.  When the date for that event has been scheduled the information on this site will be updated. 

“If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we’d walk right up to heaven and bring Joe home again.”