Walter Bailey, 91, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Dimples Fender Bailey entered into eternal rest Friday, March 1, 2019. A gathering of friends will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Burial will be Private.

Walter was born December 16, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Michael Bailey and Katherine Peciulis Bailey. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman on Parris Island, SC where he met and married his bride. Walter entered The Citadel as a veteran student, graduating in 3 years, class of 1951 with a 4.0 during his tenure and was selected as a member of the Knights of the Round Table Honor Society.

After graduation he went to work as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, then Dotterer Engineering Company and then continued his career with Thompson Steel Building Company. In 1961 he went to Cummings and McCrady where he worked until he retired in 1993 at the age of 66. He was an avid golfer, he worked on the game as a young caddie in Baltimore and played until his late 80’s and was quite good. Walter was a wonderful caring and kind husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dimples Fender Bailey of Charleston, SC; son, Michael Thomas Bailey of Charleston, SC; daughter, Patricia Bailey Hess, granddaughter, Katherine Hess Taylor (Kevin); great-granddaughter, Kensley Marian Taylor all of Summerville, SC; brother, Stanley Michael Bailey, sister Mary Bailey Seigel both of Baltimore, MD; sister-in-law, Dixie Fender Pinckney and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, 29406,

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Posted on: 2019-03-04

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