J. Edward Bailey of Greenwood passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 at Delaware Hospice in Milford. He was born on Oct. 26, 1932 in Deposit, New York, the son of the late Joe E. and Marie Hallengren Bailey.

He graduated from Bridgeville High School in 1951. He married Shirley Zott on August 29, 1953. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2021.

He had a very strong work ethic, having been in the dairy and poultry farming business until his retirement. He served six years as a director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, was a member of the Delaware Farm Bureau and a member of Crossroad Community Church where he served as an usher and a greeter.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin E. Bailey of Greenwood.

He is survived by a son, Jeffrey M. Bailey and his wife Mary; a daughter-in-law, Darlene P. Bailey; four grandchildren, Michael J. Bailey and his wife Kelly, Jonathan M. Bailey and his wife Erika, Joseph E. Bailey and his wife Elizabeth, and Jennifer Satchell and her husband Cameron; six great-grandchildren, Harper A. Bailey, Harleigh E. Bailey, Axle K. Bailey, Hunter J. Bailey, Olivia M. Satchell and Elena A. Satchell.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 24 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. Interment followed at Bloomery Cemetery in Smithville, near Federalsburg. 

Services entrusted to the Framptom Funeral Home – Fleischauer Chapel in Greenwood. Share memories with the family at www.framptom.com.