Joshua McCabe Bailey, 20, had his life abruptly taken from him sometime around the 29th of July.
Josh was born on January 3, 1988 and entrusted to the loving care of his parents, Steve and Julie Jarrell Bailey, when they adopted him in 1996. Josh will always be remembered by family and friends for being a gentle, caring person who had a winning smile, a great sense of humor, and lots of energy. He loved to fish, play golf, go whitewater rafting and listen to country music.
In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by his younger brothers, Jacob and Isaac, of Chapel Hill, his adopted sister Lorna Jarrell Barkan of Philadelphia, PA, and his maternal grandparents, B.F. and June Jarrell of Umatilla, FL. Josh is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles: Marty Jarrell, Sue Jarrell and Sherry Kinlaw of Durham, NC; Mary Jarrell of Eustis, FL; Mark Jarrell of Lake Worth, FL; Jack and Sherry Jarrell of Port Orange, FL; Julian and Gloria Bailey Preston of Chapel Hill, NC; Jay and Karen Bailey Lilly of Beckley, WV; Gary and Debbie Bailey Pritt of Prosperity, WV. Josh will also be missed by his many great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Gladys Bailey and his maternal uncle, Stephen Craig Jarrell.
A service in celebration of Josh’s life will be held on Saturday, September 20th, 2:00 p.m. at Orange United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1220 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Pastor D. Ray Warren will officiate. Friends may visit with the Bailey family immediately following the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Josh’s name may be made to the Mental Health Association in Orange County, 302 W. Weaver St., Carrboro, NC 27510. Please include “Josh Bailey Memorial” on the memo line of your check.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. 1113 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701, 919-688-6387