ADA — Willard Bailey 87 of Myakka City Florida, left his family here to join Jesus and his Heavenly Family August 28, 2017.

He was born on February 8, 1930 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and moved to Florida in 1976.

He worked for many years at Wilson’s Sporting Goods in Ada and retired from Port Manatee, Florida, in March of 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of 62 years, three daughters: Karen Rodabaugh(Tim) Myakka City, Florida; Linda Bailey of Standish, California; Rachel Manning (Mike) of Myakka City, Florida; and one son, Shane Bailey of Standish, California; and three grandchildren: Tucker, Emily and Matthew.

He was preceded in death by a sister Geraldine Castle of Ada and a brother Bill Bailey of Arizona.

A remembrance service was held at Myakka Family Worship Center, Myakka City, Florida, on Saturday, September 16, 2017.