Clinton - Donald C. Bailey, Sr., 84, entered Heavens gates unexpectedly but peacefully on June 30, 2019. He was surrounded by his family and close friends at Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville. \r\n\r\nHe was the son of Melvin Bailey and Sadie Bailey Hathorne. Donald was born on March 19, 1935, in Bath, and graduated from Morse High School. Donald was a private second class in the Army and retired first class lineman with CMP for 35 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved fishing and hunting. \r\n\r\nDonald was predeceased by his parents; and his three siblings. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Bailey; his five children, daughter Brenda Libby and fiancé Ron Chipman of Poland, Maine, daughter Terry Ledford and husband Wayne Ledford of Peoria, Arizona, son Donald C. Bailey, Jr. and wife Arlene Bailey of Rustburg, Virginia, son Larry Bailey and wife Tammie Frappier of Clinton, and son Rodney Bailey and wife Debbie Bailey of Sidney; eight grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the Clinton Rescue Unit and the staff of Northern Light Inland Hospital for their outstanding professionalism. \r\n\r\nA celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 6th at the Clinton Town Hall from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Elon Baptist Church in Madison Heights, Virginia.