Obituary

Hugh Alvin Bailey, a beloved resident of Farmington, AR, peacefully passed away 
on June 30, 2024, in Fayetteville, AR, at the age of 74. Born on March 18, 1950, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.  Hugh was the son of Charles and Audrey Bailey.  He is survived by his wife Judy Bailey, three sons: Eric Bailey and his wife Shelly, Chad Bailey and his wife Misty and Trey Bailey. He is also survived by brothers Roland “Beetle” Bailey and his wife Helen, Ed Bailey and his wife Vicki, Ken Bailey and his wife Deby, and sister-in-law Shelly Greninger and her husband Ron, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and his 
mother, Audrey. 
 
The heart of Hugh’s life was his family. On August 12, 1972, Hugh married the love of his life, Judy Bailey. Their family grew to include three sons: Eric, Chad, and Trey. 
Hugh’s life was filled with joy and pride for his grandchildren Landon, Lindley, Peyton, Paige, Austen, and Karder Kate, who were the light of his life. 
 
Hugh dedicated his professional life to Tyson Foods, where he retired after 46 years of contributing his expertise and hard work to the company and formed lasting friendships and earned the respect of his colleagues.  Outside of his career, his true joy was watching and coaching his sons in sports when they were young. He was an avid fan of Arkansas Razorbacks sports and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Hugh found joy in working outdoors and cherished every moment spent with his family. 
 
More than his hobbies, Hugh’s greatest legacy was his unwavering love and commitment to his family, church, and community. He was a steadfast figure at family gatherings, a loving patriarch, and a dependable friend to all who knew him.  
 
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Hugh’s life with a visitation on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 6:00 pm at Luginbuel Funeral Home, located at 115 N Neal Street, Prairie Grove, AR.

Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Summers Baptist Church, 22055 US-62, Summers, AR, before Hugh is laid to rest at Liberty Cemetery in Dutch Mills, AR. Pallbearers will include Landon Bailey, Peyton Bailey, Clark Bailey, Tim Bailey, Dale Bailey, and Dustin Egger with Roy Pearson, Ty Vinson, Wayne Lee, and Kenneth McJunkin serving as honorary pallbearers.  
 
Hugh Alvin Bailey leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and inspiration. His life, marked by unwavering faith and commitment to his family and community, will continue to inspire those who had the privilege to know him. He will be deeply missed by all who 
knew and loved him.
Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Summers Baptist Church
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home
Final Resting Place
Dutch Mills Cemetery
South, Row F, Space 7
General

Mar 18, 1950

Jun 30, 2024

74

Tributes

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Hugh. I knew all of the brothers and was a classmate of Ed. Our hearts and prayers will remain with your family as you remember Hugh.
Gerald & Karla Van Brunt - Family Friends
I am very sad to hear of Hugh's passing. We worked together for many years and I thought the world of him. After he retired, I looked forward to his yearly Thanksgiving calls. He will be truly missed by all. Prayers for Judy and her family.
Melissa Cook - Friend
So very sad to hear of the passing on to glory of one of the finest men and friend I have ever known. We spent a lot of time talking baseball and having fun, I will always regret not going to the singings that he would tell me about at church. what was said about him was so very on point, in that he dearly loved Judy and his family. My friend was a giver, to his family friends, church and his community. My heart breaks for his family, but one thing we can rest assured of, when we get to heaven, his smiling face will greet us. Will see you again old friend.
Kenneth Bailey - Friend
I grew up with Hugh Alvin, Beetle, Ed, and Kenny. We spent many hours playing ball in Harley Webb’s pasture at Dutch Mills. We also hauled hay together, and Audrey fed us great meals. Charlie and Audrey raised four fine boys. I will miss Hugh. My condolences to the entire Bailey family.
Richard Watson - Friend
Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Summers Baptist Church
Visitation

6:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home
Final Resting Place
Dutch Mills Cemetery
South, Row F, Space 7
General

Mar 18, 1950

Jun 30, 2024

74