Patricia Bailey, passion for horse racing

August 22, 2013
Patricia Bailey

Patricia T. Bailey, 69, of Dagsboro passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

She was born in Salisbury Feb. 27, 1944. She married her lifelong sweetheart, Robert Lee Bailey in 1962 in Delmar, Md. Together they raised six children. In addition to being a homemaker, she co-operated and assisted in her husband’s businesses of farming, horse racing and auto sales. She loved gardening, canning, and was a “super great” grandmother, a very good cook, devoted to her family, and was a “super great” wife who will be missed, and talked about forever. Her passion was horse racing.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by her children: Robert Bailey Jr. and wife Isabelle of Silver Spring, Md., Trudy and companion Ron of Frankford, Roy Bailey and companion Jill of Millsboro, Melissa Smith and husband Richard, of Dagsboro, Robin Hall, and husband Duane of Bishopville, Md., and Ryan Bailey of Dagsboro. She also has 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; along with numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, where friends may call two hours prior for viewing and visitation. Pastor Bob Hudson will officiate, and interment follows at Dagsboro Redmen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Showell Volunteer Fire Company Cadet Program, 11620 Worcester Hwy., Showell, MD 21862.

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