John A. Bailey, longtime Oakland resident, born in Wilkes County, North Carolina, went peacefully at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday, August 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelisie Bailey, daughters, Pamela George, Jonna and Lisa Bailey, son-in-law Ernest George, Jr., granddaughters, Kailah and April George, great-grandsons, Khalid and Elijah Threats, sisters, Mrs. Arlene Harper and Mrs. Marjorie Beason of New York. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer and proudly served in the United States Navy for 20 years. After retirement from the Navy, John went to work at NAS Alameda AIMD and retired again as an Engine Mechanic WG-10.
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