William Hershell Bailey

August 25, 1948 - January 20, 2022

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William H. "Jack" "Beetle" Bailey, 73, of North Lewisburg, Ohio passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Memorial Hospital, Marysville, Ohio.

Jack was born August 25, 1948 in Allen, Kentucky the son of the late Frank Sr. and Edna (Adkins) Bailey. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 28 years serving in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. After retirement, Jack continued serving his country as a civil servant. After many years of service to his country he retired to a life of boats and bass fishing. Jack would do anything for anybody, was fun loving, incredibly funny and will be greatly missed forever.

Jack is survived by his daughters, Tabatha Rossel and Johanna Bailey; Life Partner Sharon Maxam; grandchildren, Marshall, Dillion, Evan, Jorden, Michael, Shannon and C.J.; great grandchildren, Kevin, Elizabeth and Nathan; siblings, Frank (Joanne) Bailey Jr., Claude "Tony" (Sylvia) Bailey, Wanda Andrews, Kathy (Joe) Rutledge, Patty (David) Box and Peggy (Isaac) Fletcher; brothers-in-law, James White, Luther "Zeke" Norris, John Norris, Charles Norris, Thomas "Tomcat" Norris; sisters-in-law, Judy Norris, and Nancy Thompson; first wife and mother of his children, Elizabeth Davis; Sharon's parents, Delores and Sherman Watkins; her children, Dawn VanErp, Kevin (Audrey) Maxam; her grandchildren, Tessie, Dalton, Destinee and Tru, great grandchildren, Bentley, Izzy, Oakley and Laynee; her sister, Linda Carter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who adored him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edna; sister, Faye White and brothers-in-law, Jerry Andrews, Marshall Norris, Marion "Slo Mo" Norris, Richard Norris; sisters-in-law, Clara "Pus" Norris and Dorothy Norris; Sharon's brother-in-law, Steve Carter.

Per Beetle's wishes, there will be no services. In the future, his cremated remains will be returned to his Sneads Ferry, North Carolina home.

Arrangements entrusted to FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Jayne Leiter - Jan 25, 2022
My sympathy to you Sharon. Sorry for your los..
Cindy Breeland - Jan 25, 2022
Heartfelt condolences to all for your loss.
Ron & Carolyn Katzenbach & Family - Selma, Ca - Jan 24, 2022
Sharon and Family, Ron and I send our heartfelt condolences to your entire family. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Beetle certainly know that his goodness and humor will be missed. We know that even though this is a difficult time, that with the passage of time, your pain will ease a bit as you will always be able to reminisce the great memories of all you shared together. We share our sadness in his passing, but we have comfort to know that he is now resting in peace. Sending prayers, love and hugs across the miles, but remember we are only a phone call away.
Heather Lee - Jan 24, 2022
Prayers for the family. He was a great Man. Sorry for you alls loss
Heather Lee - Jan 24, 2022
Prayers for the family. He was a great Man. Sorry for you alls loss
Marguerite Noegel - Jan 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss prayers to you all
Karen Nederhouser Rodriguez - Jan 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to the family.
Heidi Christy - Savoie and Ronnie Savoie - Jan 24, 2022
The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Much love.

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