Chad Randal Bailey
August 10, 1961 - December 7, 2019
ObituaryChad Randal Bailey, age 58 of Irving, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, of congestive heart failure. He was born on August 10,1961 in Kilgore, Texas to Dean H. and Dorothy Giroir Bailey; they both preceded him in death.
Chad had a great love for the outdoors. For many years the family had a place in East Texas, Pittsburg, Texas. Chad spent a great deal of time there, starting at an early age, hunting, fishing and camping. Chad would have called this his “Happy Place”. He enjoyed taking his friends there on the weekends and even lived there for a period of time. Chad especially loved spending time there with his son, Chris, sharing with him, the love of the land and all things outdoors. The two of them made many memories there.
Chad attended Nimitz High School, graduating in 1979. While there, he was a member of the Marching Band, and played the saxophone. Chad could play many different instruments by ear. His love of music had him jamming with friends, in different bands around town in his earlier years, and just hanging out playing on the weekends. Two of Chad’s high school friends, Wes Wittman and Cruz Dominguez, continued to meet up every Saturday, cooking out and playing music.
Chad leaves behind his son, Christopher Bailey and wife, Laura, grand daughter, Chloe Rae: brother, Clint Bailey and wife, Joye: sister, Sherry Clothier and husband, Kent: nephew, Brett Clothier and wife, Nicole.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm at 223 E College St., Grapevine, Texas, 76051 Chism-Smith Funeral Home in Irving, Texas has charge of the Cremation. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to a charity of your choice or one of the following; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, ot The American Heart Association, www.2heart.org
Sent Flowers in memory of Chad Randal Bailey
A good man. I'll miss his cheerfulness.
Chad was a fun guy... I'll miss our times laughing he was a good man
It's been a pleasure knowing Chad for 2 years. In that short period of time, we've shared many jokes and happy memories. I know how excited he was to finally become a grandpa, but I'm so glad he was able to meet her. I know he will be watching over her. May you rest peacefully.
My condolences to the family. Mr. Bailey was a security guard in our building and he always friendly. Praying for the family.
Grand Prairie, TX
My best friend for the last 35 years. My #1 go-to guy, a true and faithful friend. Rest in the love of Christ my brother. You will be missed greatly by everyone that knew you or met you.