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Jimmy Bailey

November 15, 1937 — May 21, 2020

James Wilson Bailey, 82, husband of Joan Ann Kelley Bailey and a resident of Exmore, VA, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA. A native of Saxis, VA, he was the son of the late Herman T. Bailey and the late Ella B. Linton Bailey. Jimmy was the retired owner of Bailey’s Home Improvement and a member of Capeville Masonic Lodge #107, AF&AM.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Robin B. Von Hollen and her husband, Nick, of Exmore; a brother, Tim Bailey and his wife, Vivian, of Pennsylvania; two grandsons, J.R. Bishop and his wife, Jacklyn, of Exmore, and Nicholas Von Hollen, Jr. of California; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Bishop and Chelsea Bishop, both of Exmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the current situation with the COVID- 19 virus, a private celebration of life service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craddockville United Methodist Church, c/o June Custis, P.O. Box 66, Craddockville, VA 23341 or Dogs Deserve Better, c/o Robin Von Hollen, P.O. Box 70, Exmore VA 23350.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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