Bailey, Elliot M. (Mr. Ed)

AMARILLO: Elliott M. "Mr. Ed" Bailey died on May 9, 2008.
Mr. Ed was born August 6, 1926 in Sherman, Texas to Levi
and Frankie Bailey. He grew up in Pampa. He met Deloris Jane
Pound and they married in Oklahoma City on April 29, 1951.
Ed has been in the printing industry since the age of 13. He has
worked with The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and other major US newspapers. He worked
for the Amarillo Globe News for several years. He was the publisher/printer for the McLean newspaper from 1965 to 1977. He
owned Bailey Printing in Friona for 15 years. His Linotype machine is displayed in the McLean museum. Ed and Deloris have
been residents of McLean since 1965. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Lion's Club in
McLean and Abernathy. He was a member of the Panhandle
Press Association. He was a quiet-spoken, straight forward, hard
working gentleman and he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris, of the home; four daughters, Denise Hill and husband Ben of Amarillo; Kathy Southerland of Paradise, Patsy Bailey of
Conroe; Carolyn Nelson and husband Dan of Fort Worth; two sons, Matthew Bailey of Amarillo and Mark Bailey of Monticello, Florida; fifteen grandchildren, Valerie Shortridge, Jennifer
Farmer, Alicia Hill, David Hill, Allen Bailey, Misti Beall, Kristi Sexton, Bradley Southerland,
Chad Southerland, Shelley Kemp, Sara Gorlick, John Nelson, Veronica Fite, Ter-rence Fite and
Erin Hicks; twenty great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Bailey of Amarillo, Carl Bailey
and wife Faye of Levelland and Ray Bailey of Stinnett, and one sister-in-law, Dean Bailey of
Graveside services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 12, 2008 at Llano Cemetery.
Kenneth Martin, pastor of the First Baptist Church of McLean officiating. The Arrangements
are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
Schooler Funeral Home
4100 South Georgia • Amarillo, Tx.
Published in The Bridgeport Index and The Chico Texan, Thursday, May 15, 2008