Roger Max Bailey, age 86, of Mayport, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Laurelbrooke Personal Care Home in Brookville, PA.
Roger was born on September 11, 1932, in Rimersburg, PA. He was the son of the late Kenneth Edwin Bailey and Pearl Susan Bailey. He married Norma Lee Bailey who predeceased him on June 29, 2018. He enjoyed 65 years of marriage with her.
He joined the Armed Forces in 1953 and served during the Korean War. After discharge, he worked as a Union carpenter and was awarded an honorary membership from The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 50 years of continuous membership in 2016. Later he started his own business as a logger. Roger was an active member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church where he attended faithfully. He served as Sunday School Teacher and Trustee for many years. He was a talented woodworker and crafted many beautiful pieces of work. He also enjoyed boating, camping, hunting, horses and spending time with his family. Roger was a hard worker and handyman and whenever family or friends needed anything, he was also happy to help out.
Roger is survived by two daughters, Linda Barnacastle and her husband David of Brookville and Debra Hoover and her husband Bradley of Mayport; two granddaughters, Jaime Peffer and finance Jason Asher of Mayport and Cara Hoover of New York, NY; one grandson, Kyle Hoover of Mayport; a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Peffer of Mayport, and two step-grandchildren, Jeremy Barnacastle of Punxsutawney and Stephen Barnacastle of Brookville.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife and parents, a sister, Norma J. Bailey, and a son, Ronald L. Bailey.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, September 24, 2018, from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at the Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad Street, Summerville, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing at 11 a.m. with Pastor Angel Rishell officiating. Interment will follow at the North Freedom UM Cemetery, Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, PA.
The family suggests that donations be made to the North Freedom UM Cemetery, in care of Debra Hoover, 284 Nolf Rd., Mayport, PA 16240.
Friends and family may leave online condolences, light a memorial candle, order flowers and obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com.