Arthur Bailey Jr., age 76, of Lawton passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Arthur was born on April 24, 1945 in State Line, Mississippi to Arthur and Mazie (Booher) Bailey. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War in 1965 and served until 1967. In 1975, Arthur reenlisted into the Army and served until 1995. While in the Army, he received numerous awards, medals and commendations. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over thirty years. He married the love of his life, Ruth E. Bailey of Butte, Montana on June 12, 1971 in Crown Point, Indiana. In his free time, Arthur enjoyed golf and collecting knives and eagles but most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mazie (Booher) Bailey; two brothers, Randy Bailey and Chuck Bailey and two sisters, Gwen Bailey and Brenda Bailey, Arthur is survived by his wife, Ruth Bailey of Lawton; one daughter, Jeannee McEllis of Merrillville, Indiana; three sons, Stephen Bailey of Lawton, Lewis Bailey and wife Christina of Lawton and mark Bailey and wife Bobbie Jo of Lawton; four grandsons, Lewis J. Bailey Jr. of Lawton, Alex Bailey and wife Ivis of Lawton, Noah Edmonds of Lawton and Landon Edmonds of Lawton and six granddaughters, Samantha Bailey of Lawton, Jacqie Sticker and husband Justin of Louisiana, Alayna Kay and husband Ben of Indiana, Nikkie Bella of Indiana, Ashlyn Edmonds of Lawton and Olivia Edmonds of Lawton along with several other, nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.