Lester Washington Bailey, age 96 of Erin, TN, passed away Monday, January 7, 2020 at Signature Healthcare of Erin.
A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at the chapel of Nave Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Military Honors.
The Bailey family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service Friday afternoon.
Lester entered this life on May 28, 1923 in Erin, TN, son to the late Joseph and Lela Bailey. Lester proudly served his country in the United States Navy and later served as Houston County Sherriff in 1968. Lester retired from the Houston County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator.
In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Bailey; son, Gordon Bailey, and a host of siblings.
Lester leaves behind his loving daughter, Lisha Ann Mathis, and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Derrek Weatherspoon, Michael Chambers, Derek Bailey, Phillip Bailey.Chris Bailey and Jimmy Bailey
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nave Funeral Home to help with funeral cost.
Arrangements are in the care of Nave Funeral Homes, (931) 289-4277, NaveFuneralHomes.com.