In Memory

Edgar Lee ("Butch") Bailey

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05/10/19 05:54 AM #1    

Joy Lewallen (Lewallen)

Edgar (Butch) Bailey actually passed away in 1968, before he graduated.  I confirmed this with his sister, JoAnne, a few weeks ago.  We visited his gravesite and I  varified the year.  Joy Lewallen

05/11/19 11:39 AM #2    

Renee DeMONT (Vandivere)

Butch Bailey was a dear friend of mine. RIP Butch.  

05/12/19 06:28 PM #3    

Shawn Kelsall

...December 29, 1968...

05/12/19 08:59 PM #4    

Shawn Kelsall

Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Texas

April 21, 1949 -- December 29, 1968

Engraving is on left side [right side is his mother Ruby Rosemary Culwell Bailey, who died in 1970].

05/13/19 10:21 AM #5    

John Riddick

I received the news of Butch Bailey's death when I was in the Navy serving on the USS O'Brien (DD725). I was shocked and saddened because Butch was a great friend and a cool guy that always had a joke to share and was always ready to go party. We had some fun times cruising the drive-ins. Those were the days of cars with round fenders, fenders with fins, chrome wheels, and engines with glass pack mufflers. I think Edgar drove a '56 Ford. On weekends we made the rounds of Princes at Bissonnet/Bellaire, Millers on Bellaire close to Hillcroft and the A&W on Westheimer. Less frequently, but still an occasional part of that circuit, the Princes Drive In on South Main could always be counted on for seeing cool hot rods and flirty girls.

If you went to Lee in '65, '66 or '67 you probably knew Butch Bailey. I'm proud to say that I knew him and shared good times at Lee with him and that whole group of "kids".

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