Bailey Jr., Edgar Eugene

Bailey Jr., Edgar Eugene

September 17, 1939 – December 26, 2015

Edgar Eugene Bailey Jr. was born on September 17, 1939 in Houston, Texas, to his parents Reverend Edgar Eugene Bailey Sr. and Ariel Ivae Augustine Bailey. He attended Chapman University from 1962-1964, and while there he met his wife Karen Ellen Finley. They married on May 1, 1965. Between 1965 and 1986, they had 14 children together. His beloved wife, Karen, went ahead of him to be home with the Lord on May 7, 1993.

He is survived by his 14 children (Margaret, Edgar, Ariel, Don, Barbara, David, Mary, Eddi, Hansel, Jesse, Samuel, Isaac, James, and Noraline); and 28 grandchildren – so far (Karyn, Tatiana, Sierra, Luke, Samuel, James, Vanessa, Jack, Olivia, Juliana, Chase, Matthew, Nathan, Jared, Caleb, Jesia, Justus, Jalon, Judah, Jordan, Abigail, Elijah, Kenneth, Kaiden, Krawford, Kingston, Desiree, and Charles).

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Chapman University, Memorial Hall, 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866. A Go Fund Me account has been set up in memory of Edgar Bailey Jr. at

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