Lyn Bailey

Lyn Bailey, age 82, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY. After graduating from the University of Memphis, Lyn Bailey moved his family to Cadiz in 1959 and started Bailey Lumber Company. While operating the sawmill for almost forty years, Mayor Bailey served numerous terms on the Cadiz City Council, the Cadiz Water Commission, as Chairman of the Trigg County Republican Party, and Trigg County Farmers Bank Board of Directors. Mr. Bailey served as mayor of Cadiz from January 1999 to December 2014. During his tenure, Mr. Bailey was instrumental in the revitalization of the downtown commercial district with the formation of the Cadiz Renaissance on Main program. Under his leadership, the city purchased and restored a vacant downtown storefront for use as today’s city hall. During Mayor Bailey’s term as mayor, the city received more than ten million dollars in grants which included grants for low income housing, three phases of streetscape projects, sewer and water improvements, city park facilities, a new conference center, Safe Route to School grants, safety grants, and several Homeland Security grants for the Cadiz Police Department. Mr. Bailey served as Vice Chairman on the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board, as well as Chairman of the Pennyrile Area Development District.  He received the 2001 Ida Lee Willis Historic Preservation Award as well as the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 2014. He served in the US Army, was a member of the Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121, Rizpah Shrine Temple, and Western Kentucky Scottish Rite. Mr. Bailey had a deep love for his community of Cadiz, Kentucky and was a dedicated public servant who always placed the citizens and community first. He is survived by: two sons- Newell Bailey & wife, Dianne, Cadiz, KY; Dorsie Green Bailey, II & wife, Donna, Terre Haute, IN; seven grandchildren - Dorsie Green "Tripp" Bailey, III & fiancé, Autumn Johnson; Erica B. Kington & husband, Kenneth; Hogan Bailey; Brooke Bailey Abner & husband, Josh; Poe Bailey; Stephanie Oliver; and Debra Oliver; three great grandchildren - Bailey Kington, Kali Jane Kington, and Macy Kington. He was preceded in death by: parents - Dorsie Green & Betty "Crickett" Stewart Bailey; wife - Jane Bailey; two brothers - Calvin Coolidge Bailey and Edward Bailey; and two sisters - Vera Mitchell and Alice Douglas. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, September 2, 2016 with the Reverend Norman Cotton officiating and Hollis Alexander providing the eulogy. Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to: Trigg Co. Senior Citizen's Center, PO Box 99, Cadiz, KY 42211.

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Dorsie and Newell, I am so grieved over Mr. Bailey's passing. I send my love to you both today since I cannot make it this morning. I have many fond memories of growing up on Nunn Blvd playing touch football, eating/sharing watermelon in the yard with you guys, Mr. Bailey, Dan and myself. You boys were such a joy for me to babysit; especially the first time when I had to spank Newell! He was so good after that first time. Love you boys! Take care of your families! Annie

Newell and Family, Karen and I send our condolences at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tony

There will never be another like him. He taught me a lot. He is truly missed!!

Newell, Dorsie, and Family, We share your loss of Lyn. What a wonderful, kind man he was. He was always generous of time and resources when it cam to our community. He was also always kind to me. I always enjoyed his sense of humor. May your fond memories of him soften your grief. With condolences and prayers, Woody and Teresa Woodall

Lynn Bailey was an outstanding public servant and human being. I cherished his friendship, his support and encouragement during my tenure as Commonwealth's Attorney. The Trigg Communiity has lost a true leader.
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