In Memory

John Bailey

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07/21/12 04:33 PM #1    

Charles "Hop" Fuhrmann

09/17/12 08:39 PM #2    

Gary E. Barnes

One of the nicest guys ever. Just that simple

11/02/17 03:13 PM #3    

John Osborne

I agree Gary! John Osborne

11/03/17 09:56 AM #4    

James Noel Higdon

Ditto.  Great guy. 


11/03/17 04:48 PM #5    

Ronnie Wier

I can't agree more.  John was just a super guy.

I've shared this story with a number of you.  In the 7th grade, John and I would head down at times to visit our 3rd grade teacher, Miss Hill, on our lunch break.  We both had great memories of her.  One of the girls in her class, Mary Ellen Guthrie, still remembers those two blond hair boys who would come by to visit with Miss Hill.

Fast forward to the mid 60's during my life guard days.  I remember a girl signing in as a guest and noted that she was pretty cute and that her name was Mary Ellen Guthrie.

In 1968, I was called away by the Army for a couple of years from my wonderful job in Houston with IBM working with NASA to land men on the moon.  After basic training, I was assigned as a computer programmer at Fort Sam Houston for four months before being assigned as a programmer for 13 months in Vietnam.  While in San Antonio (living at home), my mother handed me a list of girls she'd received from a friend.  And that's how I got connected to Mary Ellen Guthrie (Meg).

I learned from the grapevine that John and Elsie got married one week before I married Meg.  And we both spent our honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta.  We just missed seeing them by just one day.  But I had a great visit with him at our 10th reunion and think of him often.  I know he's smiling down on all of us.  Bless you John Bailey.


11/03/17 07:00 PM #6    

Michael "Kip" Maly

John was a 'very close friend from the third grade (I was in Mrs Hills class too).through Jr high ,high school and on to UT where we were roommates.We knew John had  been ill since he was 17 and it often caused him considerable physical problems.Through it all he never complained,never let himself be depressed and was to the end a pleasure to be with and a great friend.It has been a long 42 years since his death and I still miss him.

11/04/17 01:37 PM #7    

John (Johnny) Odell

I remember learning that John was one of the first classmates we lost, after Jim Dorris at age 14.   Thank you, Michael and Ronnie, for these wonderful stories.   We need to keep sharing them.  And thank you, Hop, for keeping track.

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