Jim was the son of the late Clarence and Mildred (Daniels) Bailey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Teresa M. (McGee) Bailey; their children, Jim (Anne) of Troy, PA, Tim (Renee) of Gillett, PA, Edie Smith (Donald) of Millerton, PA, Sharon Steever (Mike) of Teleford, PA, Betsy Button (Byron) of Tioga, PA, Christine Cross (Dan) of Tioga, PA; sisters, Joan Hale (Paul) of Florida, Barbara Harris (Howard) of Elmira, NY; brothers, Bob (Joan) Cape Vincent, NY, Dick (Kathy) of Elmira, NY, John (Kathy) of Florida; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Jim was predeceased by brothers, Pete, Harold, Donald, Ted, Ike, Mert and Bill; sisters, Eleanor Bailey and Doris Donald; and granddaughter, Amber Jean Button.
Jim was a retired Dairy Farmer and custodian in the Elmira City School District. He also drove a school bus for many years in the Troy School District.
Private services will be held at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Road Towanda, PA 18848.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. Jim's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com