William “Lillard” Bailey, 81, of Neosho, passed away June 20, 2018.

William “Lillard” Bailey, 81, of Neosho, passed away June 20, 2018.  
He was born March 11, 1937 in Ridgley, Mo., to Sharden and Bessie (Day) Bailey.  
Lillard married Loretta Robinson on May 29, 1971, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2016.  
He had worked at a Talbot Wire for many years. Lillard was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness church. He enjoyed tractor pulls and bluegrass music and shows.  
Lillard is survived by four children: Harold Honeycutt, Neosho, Phill Bailey, Wheaton, Bill Bailey, Wheaton and Pat Jordan, Neosho; three  grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.  
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23  at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. The family will have a time of visitation  from 6-7 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.  
Contributions in Lillard’s memory can be made to Faithful Friends Animal Advocates c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.