John L. Bailey

John L. Bailey


John L. Bailey, 72, of Paw Paw, West Virginia passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Willow Tree Nursing Home in Charles Town, W.Va.

He was born August 16, 1949 in Cumberland, Maryland and was the son of the late John H. Bailey and Sally C. Betson Bailey.

Johnny was a 1967 graduate of Paw Paw High School. He worked for Schmidt’s Bakery in Cumberland, Maryland for many years before going to work for the National Park Service, where he worked in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia until he retired. He was on the board of the Mountaineer Community Health Clinic. Johnny enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, friends and his two dogs, Sadie and Cooper.

Surviving are – one brother, Steven Bailey of Paw Paw; one sister, Susan Shambaugh (& Pete) of Paw Paw; one nephew, Nathan Shambaugh of Paw Paw; one niece, Dana Shambaugh Wilt (& Ken) of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania; one great-niece, Taylor Williams Goddard (& Jon) of Gig Harbor, Washington; one aunt, Annabelle Twigg and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Sharon Bailey.

His body has been cremated.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Woodrow Cemetery.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Kimble Funeral Home in Paw Paw, West Virginia.