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Living Tribute to Woodrow W. Bailey
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Born: January 10, 1912
Died: October 2, 2006

Woodrow W. Bailey, 94, of Conway, passed away Monday, October 2, 2006. He was born January 10, 1912, in De Soto, TX, to the late John Wesley Bailey and Sudie (Ground) Bailey. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

He was a major in the U.S. Army during World War II where he served with distinction with the group of scientists that developed and perfected the K and C Rations that were used throughout the Armed services during the war and for many years thereafter. Following the war, he joined Houston Packing in Houston, TX, as General Manager and Vice-President for 25 years then returning to Texas A & M University as a Livestock and Meat Specialist.

Before being called up for active duty in World War II he was an Assistant Professor in the Animal Science Department and did graduate work simultaneously. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry and Meat Technology, and his Masters in Agricultural Education from Texas A & M.

During his tour of duty, he was stationed in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1944 with headquarters in New Zealand.

He was a beloved and devoted husband, parent, grandparent, and friend to many.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean C. Bailey; a daughter, Carol Harris and husband, John G. Harris of Russellville; three grandchildren, Robert Harris and wife Angie, Wes Harris and wife Heather, and Julie Greathouse, all of Russellville; six great-grandchildren, Stacey Hottinger, Bailey Kathryn Harris, Josh and Hailey Goodridge, and Jessica Sudie and Jonathan Greathouse, three nephews and one niece.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville. Visitation is Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway ~ To sign online guestbook visit: www.rollermcnutt.com

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