Royal E. Bailey, 81, of Silver Springs, N.Y. passed away at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born March 14, 1940 in Genesee Falls, N.Y., son of the late Ernest and Vivian Wood Bailey. Royal was a veteran of the US Army, who proudly served his country. He was employed for 27 years as a corrections officer prior to his retirement from the Attica Correctional Facility. Royal was an avid hunter and Buffalo Bills fan. He enjoyed jogging and was a member of the YMCA.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary LaVarnway Bailey, whom he married on Oct. 17, 1964; his sons, Daniel (Darlene) Bailey, Michael (Dawn) Bailey; daughter-in-law, Crissy Bailey; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Lena Belle Stangrover; brother, Myron Bailey. Royal was the father of the late Joseph Bailey and he was predeceased by several siblings.
There are no calling hours and services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 John J. Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences at www.robinsonandhackemer.com.