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Carl Phillip Bailey

Carl Phillip Bailey, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Sunday, July 2, 1950, to Byron Fredrick Bailey and Dorothy (Bohrer) Bailey in Missouri.

Carl loved his children and grandchildren and treasured his friendships. He held himself to higher standards as well as others. Carl was a forgiving man. He made his living as a Railroad Dispatcher for many years before retiring and moving to Mena with his wonderful wife Geraldine. Carl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.  

Carl is preceded in death by his loving wife Geraldine Bailey, his parents; and one brother, Doug Bailey.

Carl is survived by two sons, Phillip Loren Bailey of Nashville, Tennessee and Byron Fredrick Bailey of Canyon Lake, California; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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