Joe Bailey, 77, died Friday, July 11 at his home in Pittsburg.
Mr. Bailey was born May 28, 1937 in Marion County. He started school in Jefferson and then the family moved to Camp County where he graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1955. After joining the Army, he met his wife Norma and they settled in Irving where he was a builder and developer and the couple raised four children.
His love for the city led him to him to serving on the city council for many years and was instrumental in the construction of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Texas Stadium. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Norma of Irving; one son, Rocky and Alysia Bailey of Irving; three daughters, Marta Bailey of Irving, Lorna Bailey of Pittsburg and Dana and Ray Bailey Mullennix or Irving; two sisters, Laferne Ribble and Mary Ann Nicholson, both of Irving; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.