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Ronald D. Bailey, 65, a longtime resident of Gloucester, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 9, 1954 to the late Albert and Joyce Walker Bailey. A graduate of York High School, class of 1972, and like many he went to work in the Newport News Shipyard. He was a Master Shipbuilder, given this designation after 40 plus years of service.  

Ronald was a Mustang enthusiast, owning three Mustangs, but his pride and joy was a 1970 Boss 302.

He leaves behind his son, Brandon Bailey (April Lawson); two granddaughters, Karah and Priscilla; a brother, Clint Bailey; his sister, Sherry Greshamer (Dave); special friend, Shirley Riordan, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Hogg Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m. Inurnment will be private.

In our loved one’s memory, contributions may be made to Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

Please visit to sign our guestbook. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.