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James Wesley Bailes Jr.
November 12, 1943 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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James “Jay” Wesley Bailes, Jr. passed away November 5, 2023 peacefully at
his daughter’s home. Mr. Bailes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54
years, Mary Dowdy Bailes, his parents, James “Jim” and Evelyn Bailes, and his
brother Charles Vernon “C. V.” Bailes.
Mr. Bailes is survived by one son, Jim Bailes, III and wife Allison of
Gibsonville, and one daughter, Susan Bailes Patterson, of Sanford, NC. He is also
survived by three grandchildren; Caman Patterson of Sanford, NC, Amanda Bailes,
of Gibsonville, NC, and Brandon Bailes, of Gibsonville, NC. Mr. Bailes is also
survived by one sister, Judy Knight, of Sanford, NC, a sister-in-law Juanita Bailes,
of Cary, NC, a sister-in-law Sally Haire, of Thomasville, NC, and special relatives
Nancy Wenger Bridges, Hope Wilson-Frye, Lee Setzer, Mike Setzer, and many
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He attended Deep River School and Sanford Business College, working as a
Finance Officer, a Life Insurance Agent, and with the family business. He was a
devoted church member until he became homebound – but continued his phone
ministry until the end. Jay loved the Lord, his family, and friends. He will be
remembered for being the “peacemaker” and never having a harsh word to say
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pocket Presbyterian Church
Cemetery Fund Sanford, NC or Buffalo Presbyterian Church Sanford, NC.