BAILEY----Charles R., 83, Elton, unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2021. Born June 28, 1938, in South Fork, son of William H. and Elizabeth F. (Penrod) Bailey. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Olive M. (McCombie) Bailey; daughter, Cheryl L. Bailey; brothers and sisters, Sadie Mae Goughnour, Frank Bailey, Betty Myers, Willard Bailey; and brothers and sisters-in-law. Survived by wife of 12 years, Lynnea L. (Waltz-Kelley) Bailey, sons, Cliff, Johnstown, Curt (Cindy), Colorado, Dean (Jennifer), Bedford, Dave (Cindy), Windber, step-children, Brad Kelley (Stephanie), South Fork, Sarah Kelley, Elton; grandchildren, Amanda, Crystal, Samantha (Joe), Cayla, Joe, George, Nicole, Grace, Hannah, Breana, Nathan, Aaron, Matthew, Kimberley and Andrew and numerous great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Melotti, Johnstown and Meade Bailey, Sidman. Also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Berkey (Shimer), State College, George McCombie (Kathy), Johnstown, Cally Stiles (Wil), Homer City, Lloyd (Pam) Waltz, Linden, Cecilia Waltz, Hawaii, Roger Bower, Muncy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a 1957 graduate of Adams-Summerhill Joint High School and served in Germany as an MP in the US Army. Charles was a retired chemist from Bethlehem Steel. For many years, he was a member and worked as the custodian at Elton Zion United Methodist Church. Former member of Solomon Run Vol. Fire Co. Charles enjoyed being outdoors, fishing (especially at the OBX), hunting, playing cards and mowing the grass. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished spending time with family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, and again from 9 a.m. until time of Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday July 23 at Elton Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Daryl R. Penrod officiating. Committal, Mt. Hope Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Menoher VFW, Post #155 ritual team. Memorial contributions may be made to Elton UM Church, in memory of Charles R. Bailey. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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