YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 15 at Lockwood United Methodist Church, for Judge Fred H. Bailey, Sr. of Boardman, whom died Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown.
Fred H. Bailey was born July 25, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of the late Fred Charles and Naomi (Funk) Bailey and was a lifelong area resident.
He graduated from East High School in 1946 where he lettered in basketball and served as assistant football coach.
Following high school, Fred served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946-1948, where he played for the Cherry Point Marine Basketball team.
Upon return from the Marines, he worked his way through Youngstown College while working for Youngstown Sheet and Tube as a union shop steward. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Youngstown College and started working with the Humane Society while having a private law practice at the Legal Arts Centre, downtown Youngstown.
Fred was elected Mahoning County Judge in 1971 and served in Canfield, Austintown and Sebring for 28 years before retiring in 1999.
He had received his Eagle Scout Award and Silver Beaver Award and was involved with scouting throughout his life.
Fred was a member of the Lockwood United Methodist Church.
He served as chairman of the properties committee at Camp Stambaugh and was also a member of the Youngstown Saxon Club, the ITAM Club, Youngstown Shrine Club and the Archeological Society of Ohio.
Fred enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada and was an avid hunter of arrowheads and archeological artifacts.
Fred was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.
His wife of 64 years, the former Ann Zappi, whom he married August 23, 1952, died September 22, 2016.
He leaves his son, Fred (Erin) Bailey, Jr. of Hudson; his daughter, Laurie (Ed) Metzinger of Canfield; two granddaughters, Chloe Klotz and Ashley (Russell) Varnadore and two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Avery. Fred also leaves a sister, Margaret Whitacre of Lake Milton.
Besides his parents and his wife, Fred was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Whitacre.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 14 at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 North Broad Street, Canfield Chapel from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, January 15 at Lockwood Methodist Church from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Family and friends may send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.