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In Loving Memory
Kenneth James Jim Bailey Jr
12/12/1952 - 7/27/2012

Kenneth James “Jim” Bailey Jr. age 59, New Castle resident, passed away Friday July 27, 2012.

He was born December 12, 1952 in New Castle, Indiana a son of the late Kenneth James and Joan White Bailey.  He was a life-long resident of New Castle and a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School.  He had owned and operated an automobile dealership, was a mechanic, and had worked as a service manager for an automobile dealership.

Kenneth’s loves in life were his wife, children, and grandchildren.  His family will miss him dearly.  His other loves were spending time with his brother-in-law, Mike York, and competing in fishing tournaments.  His newest love for the past three years was working with his sons Chuck and Alex, building and racing cars at Mt. Lawn Racing Speedway.

Left to cherish his loving memory include: his Wife of thirty years Claudia Bailey, Sons; Alex Bailey (girlfriend Steffany Steven) of New Castle, Indiana, and Chuck Harpring (girlfriend Ashley Custer) of New Castle, Indiana, Daughters; Morgan Godsey (boyfriend Jeremy) of Scottsburg, Indiana, Christy Castellon (husband Matt) of Muncie, Indiana, and Elizabeth Bailey of New Castle, Indiana, Grandchildren; Tristan Castellon, Christopher Castellon, Justice Castellon, Jayden Criswell, Blake Criswell, Julian Godsey, Jessi Bailey, Sierra Bailey, Makyla Castellon, Jordon Bailey, Olivia Bailey Makaela Bailey, one Brother Rick Bailey of New Castle, Indiana, one Sister Karen Bailey of New Castle, Indiana, one Brother-in-law Mike York of New Castle, Indiana, also many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his pet dog Pedro.

He was preceded in death by: his Father Kenneth J. Bailey, Mother Joan White Bailey Luna, Sisters; Kathy York, Diana Houser, Linda Hilton.

Friends and family may call from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 1, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home  with Rev. Danny Douglas officiating.

Online condolences may be made at

Macer-Hall Funeral Directors Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the service for Mr. Bailey.

Online Condolences
From: lisa Truax   Farmland Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

He will be missed by many people. Sorry for your loss.
Sent:  7/27/2012
From: Heather Lizotte   Tampa FL
Relationship:  Friend

Alex, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very wonderful friend to me and I am in complete shock. Take care and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sent:  7/28/2012
From: robin felix   new castle IN
Relationship:  friend

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim was a great guy.
Sent:  7/28/2012
From: Debra Wildey   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  My son is friends with his son Alex

I am so sorry.He was in pain and lost.But God takes care of them.Alex I hope you forgive him and just keep your memories close to your heart. If you ever need anything please contact me. Chris is thinking of you.He is the reason for this. Debra Wildey
Sent:  7/29/2012
From: John Mahaffey   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He was a good man and those who knew him know that. Alex and Morgan if either of you need to talk don't hesitate to contact me. Johnny
Sent:  7/29/2012
From: Travis Lyall   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Godspeed my friend.
Sent:  7/30/2012
From: Kevin and Debi Garner   New castle In
Relationship:  Friend

Our heart goes out to all. Jim has been a great friend to us. We will truely miss him. Rest in peace our friend.
Sent:  7/31/2012
From: Deborah Turner and The Turner Family    New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Neighbors and Friends

We are praying for the whole Bailey Family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Sent:  7/31/2012
From: Eric Hasty   New Castle IN
Relationship:  friend

I am sorry for your loss, there is no words for anyone to express the loss you are feeling. My heart goes out to you, and if there if anything I can do let me know.
Sent:  7/31/2012
From: Bruce Miller   Van Buren Indiana
Relationship:  Friend and coworker

Alex i know you and your sisters and those grand babies. I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard on 9/21/2010 about your dad. If i had known i would have been there. I feel so terrible for your family all your struggles trying to understand. I am here for all of you anytime. You can call 765-618-6191. ANYTIME
Sent:  9/21/2012
From: Brandy spencer   Kentucky
Relationship:  Neice

I am sorry that I could not be there, I loved him very much and will be missed greatly. Jim was a great person and will never be forgotten. Love always Brandy and Jon, and kids
Sent:  6/15/2013

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