Riley Will Bailey Jr, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his residence in Clarksville, TN. Riley was born in San Antonio, TX on September 26, 1949 to the late Gussie and Riley Bailey Sr. Riley proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Army, following retirement be became a mail carrier for the postal service.
"Dad was “dad” plain and simple! He didn’t want to hear no excuses, and what he said was law, but in the end he was still our dad and he loved and cared for his family! Thank you dad for being who you were meant to be for your family!!!"
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Rosita Bailey of Clarksville, TN; son, Remick Bailey (Alicia) of Stafford, VA; daughters, Rena Bailey of Hephzibah, GA and Reyna Pangus of Fort Gordon, GA; grandchildren, Remick Bailey Jr, Donovan Alexander Bailey, Marcia Danielle Bailey, Michael-Michelle Tucker, George Riley Tucker, Ja’Von Darius Pangus and Lai’Lah Marie Pangus. Riley is also survived by two great grandchildren, four sisters, Evenlyn Jackson, Joyce Faye McCray, Zenolia Bailey and Sherry Bailey; and brother, John DeWayne Bailey.
Riley is preceded in death by his parents.
A private graveside will take place at a later date at the Kentucky Veteran Cemetery West.
Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center. 335 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: (931)919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting our website, gatewayfh.com.