Robert Louis Bailey

Robert Louis Bailey

Waverly, VA
04.07.1930 - 09.11.2018
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Robert Louis Bailey of Waverly, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was a member of Waverly United Methodist Church and was a long time member of the Wakefield Ruritan Club. Mr. Bailey retired from education in 1997 after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol Hayes Bailey and his son, Robert Edward Bailey.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Ann Vogt and husband, Gregory; grandchildren, Erika, John, Matthew, and Hunter and numerous loving nieces and nephews and many devoted friends.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2018 at Waverly United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven  Snodgrass officiating. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waverly UMC, P.O. Box 12, Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be posted at

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Waverly United Methodist Church
138 Coppahaunk Avenue
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


Bob and Carole were good friends from our days at St. Christopher's School. He continued to serve after he left St. Christopher's School as Headmaster at Tidewater Academy. A dedicated teach, successful coach (tennis) he was a builder of men by his integrity, honesty and honor. God Bless both Bob and Carol. Until we meet again Rest in Peace.

Richard H Kemper

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Bailey's passing. I thought the world of him and he was really good to me in my time at Tidewater. He was one of those I will remember my entire life. God bless and comfort his family and friends.

David Gwaltney

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bailey. He was my Headmaster at Tidewater Academy and was loved and respected highly by all. Mr.Bailey is deeply imbedded in my memories of high school. He made lasting impressions on so many.

Lisa Burnette

I worked with Bob for several years at Prince George High School. He was, without any doubt, one of the best school counselors I’ve ever met. He cared deeply for his students and always provided a welcoming, calm, and supportive place for kids to go. I cannot imagine the number of lives he positively impacted....and his quick wit and wry sense of humor kept all of his colleagues in good spirits. His life made a difference.

Steve Staples

Steven Staples

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website:….


I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to see that person again. Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection.

Notice what John 5:28, 29 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment."

God gives us such a meaningful hope to look forward to. And in the meantime he also promises us to comfort us in our trials if we go to him in prayer. 2 Cor 1:3 calls him the God of all comfort.

I hope this was comforting to y'all. Please contact me for more comforting information, or please go to Have a nice day.

James Clark

I am again deeply saddened with Bob's passing as I was with Carol's. They were an outrageously fun couple. The whole Bailey family embraced me as family in my year in Sussex. All my remembrances are of Bob teaching me for at least a decade, mentoring me, sharing house and hearth with my wife and me. Bless you Ann and Greg and all the grsndchildren. Your parents will never be forgotten. I know your excellent family will continue to flourish through you all.

Chris Davis

It was with great pleasure that I worked with Mr. and Mrs. Bailey on their farm and timberland at Little Town. I enjoyed learning a great deal from them about their home and local history. Bob and Carol were straightforward and as upstanding people as can be found on earth. They set a great example for lives well lived made the best impression on me. I will miss them.
With kind regards and deepest sympathy for Ann and the Family,
Dan Perkins

Dan Perkins

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