Ronald Lee Bailey
Ronald Lee Bailey, age 70, of Shady Spring, WV, formerly of Harper, WV passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.
Born on December 9, 1948 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Woodrow Bailey and Annalee Elizabeth Brown Bailey.
Mr. Bailey was a retired long haul truck driver, and a member of North Sandbranch Worship Center. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and was an avid West Virginia University football fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Ronald Lee Bailey Jr., two granddaughters Cyleigh Dials and Delaney Adkins, a sister Ruth Ann Jackson, and a brother Carlos Ray Bailey.
Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children; Teresa Newman and husband Thomas of Fairdale, Ronald Eugene Bailey and companion Cindy of Shady Spring, Danielle Dials of Cross Lanes, Shannon Robinson and husband Jason of Ooltewah, TN, Tiffany Bowling and husband Nicholas of Cool Ridge, and Stephanie Koger and husband Andy of Jasper, TN.
Six brothers, Elmer Bailey and Paul Bailey and wife Doris of Virginia, Darrell Bailey and wife Ruth Ann of Pettus, Charlie Bailey and wife Patty of White Oak, Woodrow Bailey and wife Peggy of Beckley, and Russell Bailey of Beckley. Three sisters, Kathern Athey and Jim Bob of Martinsville, VA, Shirley Lafferty of Virginia, and Sandra Kay Matherly and husband Matthew of Shady Spring, with whom he made his home.15 grandchildren, Tommy Newman, Jamie Newman, Allison Newman, Ryan Bailey, Kymber Bailey, Caleb Dials, Jacob Robinson, Brinleigh Bailey, Dylan Bailey, Keller Bailey, Elliet Bowling, Dominick Bowling, Lincoln Koger and Jack Koger; seven great grandchildren, Max Newman, Eli Newman, Noa Neman Samuel Newman, Josiah Newman, Ben Newman, and Alaina Bailey.
Funeral services will be conducted at North Sandbranch Worship Center on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2 PM with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Addition Cemetery at Mount Tabor, WV. Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on November 13, 2019


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Shirley Lafferty
Nov 14, 2019
I will always treasure the good times we shared and will hold a special place in my heart for my brother Ronald Lee. I know you are with God in heaven still smiling that big smile you always had on your sweet face!
Tarrah Roper
Nov 14, 2019
Al (Alvin) Bailey
Nov 14, 2019
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to each of Ronald's extended family members. I didn't have the blessing of knowing him well after elementary school, but we were in the same class at Fairdale Elementary. Even though that was many years ago, I recall him well, and one thing that always stuck out was his constant grin. I can look at his photo and tell from the smile wrinkles that he never lost that smile. God Bless each of you who knew and loved him. I pray that our Lord will grant you peace and comfort during this very sad time.