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Earl H. Bailey Jr.

April 5, 1940 — May 27, 2023

Earl H. Bailey, age 83, of Uniontown, OH passed away on May 27, 2023.

He was born on April 5, 1940, in Newport, RI to Earl H. and Lucy (Angle) Bailey Sr.

Earl graduated with a BA degree from Malone College, he then went on to receive his doctorate in ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. He was active with Malone Alumni.

Earl pastored with Mt. Zion Community Church in Canton South. He served over 40 years with the United Methodist Church, after leaving the pastorate he became conference evangelist for the United Methodist Church.

He founded the mission radio broadcast “Word for the World” and hosted his broadcast throughout the world.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Judith E. (Ferguson) Bailey whom he married in 1966; sons, Matthew (Stacey) Bailey, Benjamin (Monique) Bailey, Christopher (Sally) Bailey; seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Aubrey, Luke, Madeline, Miranda, Callie, and Nathan; two brothers, George (Lorinda) Bailey and Steven (Susan) Bailey; also, numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Harriette Paquin and brother, Norman Bailey.

A private graveside service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at Mt. Zion Community Church on June 4, 2023, at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Kreighbaum Sanders Funeral Home, 4041 Cleveland Ave S. Canton, OH 44707. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at

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