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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9, at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, TX. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Patrick Cannon officiating. Burial will be in East Post Oak Cemetery.
Mr. Bailey was born in Paris, TX, on October 10, 1946. He was the son of the late T. Reginald Bailey and O. Louise (Smith) Bailey.
He graduated from Monahans High School in 1965, as a baseball player, football player, and french horn player in the band. He won a scholarship to Paris Junior College, where he played baseball from 1965-1967. He graduated in 1971 from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Keith impacted many lives, through his years as a professional counselor. He had a knack for making people laugh and always enjoyed a good philosophical discussion or debate. He took pleasure in listening to, singing, and playing (on the piano) all types of music. He loved spending time working in the yard and playing with his dog Zeke. He was looking forward to spending time with his first grandson.
Mr. Bailey is survived by one son, Aaron R. Bailey of Plano, TX; one daughter, Adrienne E. (Bailey) Payton of Wylie, TX; and one grandson, Austin R. Payton of Wylie, TX.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Smith Bailey.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Keith Bailey Memorial Scholarship Endowment c/o Paris Junior College Memorial Foundation, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460.