Braden Lavern Bailey, 93, of Henderson passed away March 9, 2022 at his home.
Committal services were 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Bailey Cemetery.
The family received friends from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Gary Sinise Foundation or Tunnel to Towers.
He was born Nov. 5, 1928 in Henderson County, the son of the late Clark Braden and Violet Ider Ridley Bailey.
He married his lifelong sweetheart Shirley Ann Bromberek on Sept. 24, 1957. They made their home in Jacks Creek. He joined the TN Army National Guard, then the US Army during the Korean War.
He farmed, and then he and his brother, Howard Bailey established Bailey Brothers Trucking Company, which they ran for about 10 years. He then began operating Bailey’s Store in Jacks Creek for 25 years. He enjoyed farming, gardening and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Jacks Creek and served as its minister for a time.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Bromberek Bailey of Henderson; four daughters, Joan (Dan) Chamberlain of Loudon, Nancy Davidson of Henderson, Lisa (David) Robino of Medford, Ore., and Jill (Doug) Davis of Oxford, Miss.; six grandchildren, Ashley (Hunter) Brown, Braden Davidson, Joseph Robino, Jacob Robino, Emily Wells and Katherine Cabrera; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Brown, Bailey Brown, Marcus Wells and Samuel Wells; and a sister, JoAnn Jones of Jacks Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Howard Bailey; two sisters, Earlene Jones and Kathy Mays; and one son-in-law, Mark Davidson.