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Alvin Ray "Catfish" Bailey , Jr.

Obituary for Alvin Ray "Catfish" Bailey , Jr.

October 18, 1948 - June 11, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 70


Alvin "Catfish" Bailey Jr., 70 of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. "Junior" was born October 18, 1948 in Owensboro to Nettie Everly Bailey and the late Alvin Bailey Sr. He was a simple man who earned his G.E.D. and was a jack-of-all-trades.. Junior was employed in the asphalt paving business and as a talented tinker, he enjoyed working on watches. But what he loved to do more than eat or sleep was to go fishing and would often be found on the river bank where he earned his nickname "Catfish".

Survivors include his companion, Judith Towery of Owensboro; mother, Nettie Everly Ringer of Linden, Texas; brother, Steven Fairchild of Missouri and a sister, Brenda Bailey Storm of Owensboro; many friends and fishing buddies.

Visitation for Alvin Bailey will be Monday, June 17 from 12:00 until 4:00 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. A private burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Heartford House/Hospice of W. Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

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  • Wounded Warrior Project
    223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
    Suite 301
    Nashville, TN 37203

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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