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David Harter Bailey

David Harter Bailey, 83, husband of Emma Delores Martin Bailey for 44 years, died Friday, December 30, 2022, at his home in Paris, KY.

Born in Nicholas County, KY, David’s family moved to Bourbon County when he was 6 years old.  He was the son of the late Ambrose Forrest and Ida Mae Ockerman Bailey.  He retired from IBM, then became an over-the-road truck driver for 15 years.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Paris, a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the American Legion #257 of Millersburg.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeff (Jenny) Bailey and Jason Bailey; one stepson, Wayne Moore; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Jenkins; two brothers, Albert (Freda) Bailey and Carl (Sherrill) Bailey; six brothers-in-law, John Martin, Jeff (Barbara) Martin, Robert (Lisa) Martin, Larry (Janie) Martin, Floyd Martin and Allen (Mona) Martin and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Hedger and Sudie Morrell, and six brothers, Homer “Pete” Bailey, Clyde Bailey, Marsh “Cotton” Bailey, Tommy Bailey, Ernest Bailey, and Bruce Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Phillip Moody.  Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John Martin, Jeff Martin, Robert Martin, Larry Martin, Floyd Martin, and Allen Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Bailey, J.C. True, Denny Ritchie, Bradley Leggett and Burl Leggett, Jr.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

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