Melvin Bailey II, 73, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday January 23, 2019 in Lexington . Born August 31, 1945 in Harlan, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Melvin & Nancy Caudill Bailey. Melvin had been a employee of Moss Wholesale , was an Army veteran and loved to fish.
Melvin was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda, a son, Melvin “Blue” Bailey III, four brothers, John, David, Mitchell & Utah Bailey, as well as two sisters, Mary Ann Hall & Sally Hadley.
Surviving Melvin are 2 grandchildren, Jayla Bailey & Lucas Moberly, one great grandchild, August Walker, two brothers, Harrison Bailey of Hazard, Jerry Bailey of Leslie County, as well as two sisters, Sue Breasette of Virginia & Betty McCord of Vicco, Ky., and his best friend Buddy Grimes.
Services for Mr. Bailey will be 8 PM Monday, January 28, 2019 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home by Rev. Daryl Hodge. His visitation will be from 6—8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Honorary bearers are Buddy Grimes, Josh Gaffney, Scott Sowder, Dwayne May, J.K. Simpson, Bill Correll, Ron Stevens, Ann Wolfzorn, Joan Robinson, Martina Sowder & Nerva Hicks. Friends and family may leave condolences on his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com