Ad Spot

Robert Luther Bailey

March 25, 1948 – April 4, 2020

NATCHEZ — Robert Luther Bailey Sr. of Natchez, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman and he proudly served his country as US Navy Seabee during the Vietnam War.   He returned home in 1969, shortly thereafter he married his loving wife of 49 years, Rita Hart Bailey and together they began to build their family.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Holly Myers (Greg Myers), Debbie Leblanc (Troy) and Naomi Bailey Blackmon (Sammy); and two sons, Robert Luther Bailey, Jr. (Missy Aswell) and Holly Bernie Bailey.  He is also survived by 11 grandchildren – Paige Martinez, Hart Martinez, Alicia Young Cupstid, Noah Young, Sloan Pintard, Zach Pintard, Olivia Myers, Devin Blackmon, Beth Blackmon, Trent Blackmon, Missy Blackmon, and Hunter Bailey; and three brothers – Bill Bailey, Tom Bailey and Frank Bailey.  He also leaves behind 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews which he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Parker Barnes Bailey and Shelton Hershal Bailey, Amanda Parker Baker and Holly Baker, and grandchildren, Hanna Steele and Dylan Aswell.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Courtney Wyles for her dedication, love and care provided to Bob during his last days.

Pallbearers are Robert Bailey, Zach Pintard, Trent Blackmon, Hunter Bailey, Frank Bailey and Robert Cichirllo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com.

BREAKING NEWS

Gibson, Hall apparent winners in Natchez Democratic Party primary

BREAKING NEWS

Ward 4 candidates Irving, Calcote headed to June 23 runoff

News

Here is a map and plan for for Friday’s events and processional for Floyd

COVID-19

Mississippi on Thursday reports more COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Vote count delayed as election workers have to order new vote scanner

News

Your Take: Patriot pup

News

Local leaders, clergy offer prayers, declare Friday a day of mourning

COVID-19

Mississippi on Wednesday reports more COVID-19 cases, deaths

News

Images from Wednesday morning’s protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Street

News

Absentee ballots being counted; results not likely until Thursday

News

City, county, clergy to hold 3 p.m. press conference today on Floyd death

News

Video: Local officials talk to protesters at end of march

News

Gibson holds slim lead in mayor’s race

News

Nonprofit closing, giving money to county

News

City under governor’s orders

News

Race unclear in Ward 4

News

Hall leads incumbent in Ward 1

News

Dillard wins re-election in Ward 6

News

Decision 2020: Live election results after polls close at 7 p.m.

News

Your Take: A clear night for balloons

News

Election update: Sunny weather, absentee ballots could push voter turnout past 2016 numbers

News

Decision 2020: Voters go to polls in Democratic Primary of city elections

News

Mayoral candidate: I did not authorize ‘bogus’ flyers found in Natchez neighborhoods

News

Your Take: Warm, comfortable together