HAILEY, John

Funeral services for John Wesley Hailey, 78, of Cooper (formerly of Wills Point and Dallas), are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m., at the Allan Fuller Funeral Home chapel in Wills Point, with Pastor Jerry Clements officiating. Interment will follow at Bright Star Cemetery, north of Wills Point.
He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Cooper.
John was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Kaufman, the son of James Wesley Hailey and Jaunita Davis Hailey. He was raised in Wills Point and Kaufman, where he attended public school.
He was a veteran of the United States Army. On Feb. 13, 1965, he married Patricia Ann Thomas in Wills Point. John was formerly employed by the Dallas Times Herald, Frito Lay and retired from Lehigh Press in 2000. After retiring, he was self-employed as an electrician. Prior to moving to Cooper one year ago, he had lived in Dallas for 38 years and Tira for 20 years. He enjoyed going to church, playing golf and watching Fox 4 News. John was a member of Highway 82 Baptist Church in Paris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wesley and Jaunita Hailey; brother, Alvin Gene Hailey; and a sister, Janie Maxine Wallace.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hailey of Cooper; sons Zane Hailey of Fairfield, James Hailey and wife Laura of Commerce, and David Hailey of Texas City; daughter Kelly Goode and husband James of Greenville; grandchildren Ashley Gillispie, Cassie Mendez, Amber Pearce, Adam Pearce, Trevor Williams, Wesley Hailey, Grayson Hailey, Robert Cogburn, and April Justice; and 10 great-grandchildren.
His pallbearers will be Adam Pierce, Trevor Williams, Diego Mendez, Bobby Wallace, Jamey Williams and Wesley Hailey
John's family will receive friends at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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