O.C. “Buddy” Bailey, 86, of Gulfport, died November 14, 2012. Visitation will be Monday, November 19, 2012 at Moore Funeral Chapel in Hattiesburg from 10 – 11:30 a.m. with services immediately following. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey worked for Mississippi Power for more than 30 years. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was actively involved with animal welfare.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Bailey; daughter, Jean Marie Norton; parents, Oscar and Maggie Bailey; four brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Terry O. Bailey (Terry) of Canton; three grandchildren, Andrea Maloney of Clinton, Michael Bailey (Vivian) of Santa Clara, Calif. and Tricia Fioranelli (Jeffrey) of Cleveland; seven great-grandchildren; and his son-in-law, Perry Norton of Starkville.