Cover photo for Lonnie E. Bailey's Obituary
Lonnie E. Bailey Profile Photo

Lonnie E. Bailey

d. February 15, 2022

Lonnie E. Bailey

Lonnie E. Bailey, 73, of Kingsport, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at his loving home surrounded by his family. Born in Kingsport on January 26, 1949, a son of the late Taylor and Beatrice Bailey, he had resided in this area his entire life. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1968. He married Karen Davis on October 29. 1999 in Kingsport. Lonnie was a Veteran of Vietnam having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Ft. Campbell on October 29, 1970, following 2 years of service. Lonnie loved playing his guitar with the local bands, was an avid UT fan and loved riding his motorcycle. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, dad, brother, and friend who loved his friends, camping and traveling in his VW bus.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Holston Valley ICU and to all the loving caregivers at Holston Manor.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Bailey and sister, Mitzi Bailey Miller.


Survivors include his wife, Karen; daughter, Holly; sister, Carolyn Moody (Dannie) of Kingsport; sister-in-law, Sandy Slemp; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Davis, Murl Davis (Lisa) and Mark Miller; nieces, April Ward, Kayla Bailey; nephews, Aaron Moody, Landon Bailey and Taylor Stapleton; and his pet, Shorty cat.


The graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be by American Legion Posts 3/265.


Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Hagy, Billy Freeman, Dannie Moody, Murl Davis, Ronnie Davis, Mark Cox and Gary Sampson.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organization of their choice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lonnie E. Bailey, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mountain Home National Cemetery

53 Memorial Ave, Johnson City, TN 37604

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 89

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree