Funeral services for Charles William (Sonny) Bailey age 78 will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church. Rev. Jim Murray will officiate. Burial will be at 4:00 at the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery in Ruby directed by Norton Funeral Home.
Sonny was born in Florence a son of the late William Sail Bailey and Carrie Tucker Bailey. He was a man who was not afraid of hard work; because of that, he founded The Mustang Service Station and served our country in The National Guard for 6 years. Sonny was a friend to so many, a great man, and always gave the absolute best to his family. One thing for certain, he never met a stranger.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Doris Adams Bailey, Hartsville; one daughter, Monica Bailey, Savannah, GA; one son, Charles Russell (Russ) ( Fiancee Rachel Ferguson) Bailey, Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Pierce Newsome, Preston Newsome and Price Newsome, Florida; one brother, Michael (Artis) Bailey, Hartsville; one sister, Bernice Griggs, Chesterfield. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tia Newsome and his mother in law, Myrtle Hancock Adams.
Memorials may be made to the Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church, 325 Forest Hills Drive, Hartsville, S.C. 29550 or to the Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741.
Norton Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bailey family.