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Ryland Y. Bailey Sr.

October 2, 1925 - June 15, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date June 19, 2017

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Ryland Yancey Bailey Sr., 91, of Richmond passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Retreat Hospital-Hospice of Virginia. He was the husband of Pencye Marshall Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was born in Charlotte County, October 2, 1925 a son of the late Walter Vest Bailey and Mary Wilson Bailey. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, a Marine veteran of WWII, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, retiring with the rank of Major. He was very active in the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and served as an active volunteer at the VA War Memorial for 17 years. He was also a retired employee of the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ryland Y. Bailey Jr. (Lynn) of Henrico, Thomas M. Bailey (Mary) of Midlothian; one daughter, P. Lynette Bailey of Richmond; four grandchildren, Thomas Yancey Bailey (Cindy) of Camp Hill, Pa., Marshall Bailey, Adam Bailey (Alycia) all of Richmond, and Sarah Bailey of Midlothian; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Ryland and Parker William Bailey; one sister, Georgia B. Mason of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers, W.V. Bailey, Gordon Bailey; two sisters, Shirley Bailey, Mary Ellen Hamlet.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Teixeira and the Rev. Dr. Matthew Bates with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the grave by American Legion Posts 36 of Altavista and 232 of Gretna.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at the church.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 by the Rev. Dr. Matthew Bates.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church or to the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220.