Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey, age 42, departed this life on August 28th in a fatal incident at Wallback.
Marshall was a 1988 graduate of Poca High School. He graduated from West Virginia State University with a Master's degree in Criminal Justice in 1992. He entered the West Virginia State Police Academy in 1995, and graduated in 1996. He was stationed at the Clay County Detachment at Big Otter. Marshall was also a member of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Clay, WV. He was a loving son, wonderful father and brother. He loved to fish and hunt when off-duty, but most of all he was devoted to his law enforcement job, which he chose early in life. He was a mountaineer at heart and was a proud Poca Dot. He also supported the Clay County Panthers.
Marshall is survived by his children Lauryn Bailey and Wyatt Lee Bailey and their mother Tammy Bailey of Clay, WV; Whitney Bailey of Nitro; grandson Timothy Welch of Nitro; parents Maxie and Earlene (McClanahan) Bailey of Poca; one brother Justin and wife Ashley Bailey of Charleston and niece Claire Bailey and nephew Connor Bailey of Charleston and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home in Poca on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at the Charleston Civic Center on Sunday, September 2 at 2:00 PM.
Elder Jason McClanahan of the Randolph Street Baptist Church in Charleston, Pastor Wayne Litton of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Clay and the West Virginia State Police Chaplain Jim Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in the Bailey Family Cemetery on Poca River Road.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to CPL Marshall Bailey Children's College Fund C/O Maxie Bailey 1908 Poca River Rd. N. Poca, WV 25159.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main St. Poca is serving the Bailey family.
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