- July 10, 1947 - January 17, 2013
- Princeton, West Virginia
of Everette 's Passing
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“Mrs. Bailey and family, we were very saddened by the news. Your family was a great support to us all at BHS. We pray that God will give you strength...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: John and Melissa (Comer) Sluss - NC
“We have known Everette the biggest part of 30 years. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing.He was an outstanding person. Carol, Heather, Jeff...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: Tranessa N Eddie Lewis - WV
“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Mr. Bailey will never be forgotten!
3 of 53 | Posted by: Scarlett Juba Thompson - WV
“I was so sorry to hear of Everette's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. My condolences to all of your family.
4 of 53 | Posted by: Ginger Boyles - Princeton, WV
“Everette had a way of making us feel capable, unique, important, and empowered. He always cared, and showed us by example how to reach out and how to...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Emma Faulkner - Grand Junction, CO
“I remember Mr. Bailey...through FHA activities, when Mrs. Bailey was teaching at Bramwell, and at 4-H camp. He was always so sweet. I know he is...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Tina Satmary Borich - Bluefield, WV
“Thank you Everette for being such a great coach and mentor. "To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die." ---Thomas Campbell
7 of 53 | Posted by: Todd Smith - Seattle, WA
“Mr. Bailey, you were a great friend, and a wonderful person. We all loved you so very much from BRAMWELL HIGH SCHOOL. You and Mrs. Bailey, made our...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Leslie Blevins Graham - VA
“I remember Everette as a quite and kind person. By reading his obit he will certainly be missed by the Princeton community. Prayers to his family.
9 of 53 | Posted by: Dan Taylor - WV
“Carol, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Everette. Through the years you and Everette have earned the respect of countless people, me included....Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Mark Page, Sr. - Bluefield, WV
We just found out about Everette today when checking BDT online. We are currently vacationing in FL. Everette was a wonderful person and I...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Bill Bennett - Athens, WV
“Carol,Jeff and HeatherEverette was a great part of my years in 4-H. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
12 of 53 | Posted by: Patty Helmondollar Douthat
“What a joy it has been to spend time with both Carol and Everett at OMC. I feel truely blessed. Love to the entire Bailey family!
13 of 53 | Posted by: Debbie Wilhelm - Reedsville, WV
“Jeff, Barbara, Clay and Zeke and Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we all will be...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Plevich - Morgantown, WV - Friend
“To Heather and Family, I am so sorry I just found out on facebook. My heart goes out to you. It seems like we just had this conversation a few days...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Ellen Mae Donahue - Lashmeet, WV
“Hard to find words after hearing of the loss of Everette. I keep thinking of how blessed I was to have grown up knowing Everette. He cared for us...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: Craig and Mandi Worrell - OH
“Dear Bailey Family:
We are so sorry about Everette's passing. He was a dear, sweet man. We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. He was...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff and Cathy Orndorff - WV
“Carol and family.What a shock! I just heard about Everette today ( Sunday). So sorry. He was like a brother to me all these years. We were...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Mike Wagner
“Basketball games will not be the same for me when I come back to Princeton HS from Orlando, Fl. I will miss Everette announcing the games. Carol,...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Mac and Gaye McPherson - WV
“Thinking of you and your family.
20 of 53 | Posted by: John Fleming - Princeton, WV
“So sorry for your loss.
21 of 53 | Posted by: Holly Fleming Gilpin - Cambridge, MD
“Like everyone else, I was shocked and saddened to read of Everette's passing. Being out of town I didn't think to check the online BDT until this...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Gregory R. Whitlow - Kellysville, WV
“Carol, Jeff and Heather, I'm so sorry for the passing of Everette. He was truly a kind and generous man. He was loved by many and will be missed...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Sarah Trabucco-Higgs - WV
“I grew up in the Princeton Presbyterian Church. My grandmother was Betty Warren. I remember Mr. Bailey and his wife fondly. I am so saddened to hear...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Kristen Warren Shady - Pearisburg, VA
“You will be greatly missed by all of those you impacted in your life. Your teachings and values you have taught to so many of us will live on...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Keith Johnson - Bluefield, WV
“Mr. Bailey you will be missed. You touched so many lives and was a blessing to so many.
26 of 53 | Posted by: Carmon Basham - princeton, WV
“Everette was an amazing person! He touched the heart of so many Princeton Tigers and we will never forget him. The family is in our hearts and...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Amanda Meade - Princeton, WV
I'm so sorry to hear about Everette. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Everette was so kind and he hired both my boys on...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Bonita Sink - Lashmeet, WV
“Jeff I'm very saddened to hear of your families loss. A father has the burden of carrying the families name on their shoulders. In which I never knew...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: James A. Matthews - Morgantown, WV
“Carol, Jeff, Heather and Family:Everette touched so many in his life, especially yours. I truly am sorry for your loss personally and for the loss of...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Lance Lee - Former 4-H'er
“Carol, Jeff and Family, and Heather and Family--Words cannot express the shock, disbelief, and utter grief we felt upon hearing of Everette's passing...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff, Toni (Harvey), and Carter Takarsh - WV
“Carol, Jeff, Heather, Barbra,
Our deepest sympathies. Everett was a great man, and I know that he will be deeply missed. Please let us know if we...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: Karen, Brian, Lillian, and Alexandra Carr - WV
“Carol - So good to see you guys at Christmas. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Jim and Pat Meador
33 of 53 | Posted by: Jim and Patty Meador - PLANT CITY, FL
“The basketball games will never be the same without Everett. He was.so much fun and enjoyed himself as.well. He had s heart.of gold and was loved by...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Kaye williams - Princeton, WV
“So,sorry to hear this prayers and thoughts are with you all. Everette was a great man and it will take many to fill his shoes.
35 of 53 | Posted by: Pam Thurston Raines - Lyman, SC
“Everette was a man among men. I am proud to have learned so much from him. Thank you, E. Love you. - Milk
36 of 53 | Posted by: Milk - Charleston, WV - Friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Such a great person. He will be sadly missed.
37 of 53 | Posted by: Rod, Julie & Laura Whitt - WV
“Everette was such a great person that from my husband, that attended Mercer Co. 4H Camp and the Pruetts talking about him, I knew him. What a MAN....Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Mrs William McDonald (june) - WV
“Ou family would like to offer our condolences to your family as you grieve for your loved father/grandfather. We hope that all of the wonderful...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: Jolene Downs/Lucas, Josh Lucas, Matthew and Anna Downs - WV
“Myself and many other young people of the WV 4-H program have been blessed more than we know by Everette. From sitting on the porch of the dining...Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: Tami Jo Wilt
“I worked in Lewisburg when District Nine was part of District Ten (WVDOH), and although I never worked directly with Everette, I spoke with him by...Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: Jolene Kidd Callahan - Alderson, WV
“Everett was one of the most humble people I have ever known. He gave unselfishly to his community and served as an example for us all. May God hold...Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Brenda McLaughlin - Henderson, NV
“Everette was a wonderful man and a wonderful boss. He will always be remembered by my family. God bless his loving family.
43 of 53 | Posted by: Teresa Farley Sharp - Princeton, WV
“Carol, you & yours will be in my thoughts and prayers
44 of 53 | Posted by: Rebecca Gooch Manley
“I started with Highways about the same time I joined JC's, where I really got to know Everette. I don't know if he ever knew that, years later, we...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Brad Owens
“There are no words to express my love and appreciation to the entire Bailey family. Everette and Carol were guardians, mentors, friends, leaders,...Read More »
46 of 53 | Posted by: Schon StClair - Hurricane, WV
Our thoughts and prayers surround you in this difficult time!
The 4-H program has another member to watch over us!
Love and prayers,...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Barbara Teter - Beverly, WV
“I send my prayers and sympathy to the family. Carol and Everette made volunteering at the State Fair even more enjoyable.
48 of 53 | Posted by: Kelly Butcher - Montgomery, WV
“Sending you and your family my deepest sympathy. The 4-H program has lost a valued leader but gained an angel to guide us from above.
Sandy Sims...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: Sandy Sims - Martinsburg, WV
“Thoughts and prayers to Carol, Jeff, Heather, Barb, Michael and the boys. Everette was such a good soul, and always had a smile and a hug for me. I...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff & Danielle Keene - Chilhowie, VA
“Everette was a very special man who would help anyone especially young people. He went out of his way to be supportive to those he met. Just after...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Brenda and Carl Pruett - WV
“So ,sorry to hear this prayers and thoughts are with you all. Coach was a great person to know.
52 of 53 | Posted by: Donna Hall (Burton) - Princeton, WV
“Carol and family, thoughts and prayers for you all. Everette will be greatly missed my all.
53 of 53 | Posted by: Karen Buck - Lashmeet, WV
Everette K. Bailey Jr., 65 of Magnolia Ave., Princeton, died suddenly Thursday evening, January 17, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital. Everette was born July 10, 1947, in Princeton, was the son of the late Everette K. Bailey Sr. and Ruth Mastin Bailey. Everette was a graduate of Princeton High School, class of 1965. He attended Concord College in Athens. Everette retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways, as The Human Resources Manager, after 33 years of service. Everette was committed to his community, church, civic groups, 4-H organizations and organized sports programs for children of all ages.
He had been a 4-H leader in Mercer County for more than 40 years, he was a West Virginia 4-H All-Star, had served as a camp counselor for the County program as well as the state program. For many years, Everette volunteered at the West Virginia State Fair, supporting all phases of 4-H programs. Everette was an outstanding member of the Princeton Jaycees where he had served as President, and later served as regional Vice President for the State of West Virginia. Everette received numerous awards on both the local and state levels. He was honored by the West Virginia Jaycees as being named a JCI Senator, the highest award a Jaycee can receive. He was also very active in the Mercer County Jr. Miss Program and the West Virginia Jr. Miss Program. Everette had been honored to serve many times as a judge on the state level throughout the Eastern United States. Everette was also a member Princeton Elks Lodge. He was active with the The Princeton City Football League, Mercer County Soccer League, and Greater Princeton Little League program, helping to establish its current location at Gardner. Everette loved people, especially young people. This was reflected in his commitment to the Soccer Program at Princeton Senior High School where he established the program and coached for 15 years. He was honored during his tenure to serve as coach of the Southern All-Star team for West Virginia. He will long be remembered as the voice of the Princeton Tigers basketball teams for girls and boys. Everette, along with his wife, was awarded The Distinguished Service Award by The West Virginia Athletic Directors Association. Everette was a lifetime member of the Princeton Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an Elder and a member of the church choir for over 40 years. Recently, he had been attending the First Presbyterian Church in Bluefield. Everette was actively involved in the life of the City of Princeton. He had served as chairman for the Parks and Recreation Board for the City, and was currently serving as a member of the Princeton Zoning Board. He was a familiar face for many graduating students from Princeton Senior High School working directly with his wife Carol on Project Graduation. For those who have had the honor of knowing Everette Bailey, he will be sadly missed by hundreds of 4-H members, students and the good citizens of Princeton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Max Copenhaver Bailey. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Carol Butler Bailey, two caring children, Jeffery W. Bailey and wife Barbara of Morgantown, and Heather Bailey and her fiancé Michael Treolo of Athens. Three grandsons who held the key to his heart, Clay Bailey, Zeke Bailey and Miles Fisher. One brother, Fred Bailey and wife Patricia of Delaware. A service to celebrate the wonderful life of Everette Bailey will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2013, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Lay Minister Kellan Sarles officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Clay Bailey, Zeke Bailey, Paul Butler, Mike Pauley, Carl Pruett, Jordan Pruett, Brandon Roland, Matt Smith, Schon StClair. Serving as honorary pallbearers: All Mercer County 4-Hers and 4-H Alumni and All Princeton Senior High School Boys Soccer Team Alumni. In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be offered to the Mercer County 4-H Leaders Association Inc., 1500 W. Main St., Princeton, WV. 24740. Gifts will used for Mercer County 4-H Camp and State 4-H camp Scholarships. The honor of serving the Bailey family has been given to the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.