• Jim (James) Hillard Bailey

Jim (James) Hillard Bailey

Jim (James) Hillard Bailey of Groesbeck passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Waco at the age of 67.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Billy Bever and James Lawson officiating. Graveside services were held the same afternoon at 2 PM in the Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace.

James was born July 29, 1953, in Forney, Texas to Hillard T. Bailey and Myrtle Stephens Bailey. Jim attended and graduated from Eustace High School in 1971. James was always a hardworking man. He started hauling hay at a very young age. He also did some carpentry work before beginning his career with the railroad for 44 years, retiring in 2013.

He married Sylvia Segura on June 24, 2013. Together, they took many trips to Colorado and Branson for fishing, camping, and a lot of sightseeing in the mountains and beautiful resorts. Between both, they shared memories with eight children and two granddaughters, five grandsons, and two great-grandsons.

James had several passions, some of which included fishing, camping, raising cattle, muscle cars, and traveling to his favorite place, Colorado. He also enjoyed bar-b-queuing for the family. He will be remembered for many things, especially his hot sauce, his hearty cooking, and his time with family and friends. He loved his family, his boys, and his stepchildren and step-greatgrandchildren. He taught all of them how to fish and camp and they will always cherish that.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and wife Thelma Bailey; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy Grahm and husband Kent and brother-in-law, Jim Morton.

James is survived by his wife, Sylvia Bailey of Groesbeck and his dog, Rambo; sons, Kyle and Shawna Bailey and their daughter Aerial Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska, Scott Bailey and Lynette Dempsey of Tomball, Sean Bailey and Sara James of Tomball, Collin Bailey of Groesbeck; step-sons, Allen Segura of Rosenberg, Joey Segura of Groesbeck, Michael Segura and daughter Madison Rose Segura of McAllen and Margaret Segura of Groesbeck; step-grandchildren, Gary Allen, II and wife Alicia of Rosenberg, Mathew Segura of Rosenberg, Andrew Segura of Rosenberg, Jonathon Segura of San Diego, CA, Romeo Segura of McAllen; step-greatgrandsons, Issachar and Issaiah Segura of Rosenberg; sister, Carol Morton of Eustace and her two sons, Wade Morton and wife Emily of Eustace and their children, Emily Ward, Kaylin Morton, Trevor Garcia, Tyler Garcia and one great-nephew, Aiden Morton and Tad Morton and wife Abby and their baby Bree Morton of Eustace; as well as numerous cousins and extended family he loved very much.

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