MORGANTON Paul R. Bailey, 84, of Morganton, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Born March 8, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles and Bennie Bailey. Paul retired from Great Lakes Carbon with 43 years of service. After retirement, he loved to play golf at Quaker Meadows Golf Course and loved to play baseball. He was an avid Atlanta Braves and Washington Redskins fan. Paul is survived by his children, Michael Bailey (Laurie), Sherri McGimsey (Eddie), and Lori Hensley (Mike); grandchildren, Ryan Bailey, Jack Bailey, Matt McGimsey, Nick McGimsey, and Tyler Hensley; great-grandchildren, Isaiah McGimsey, Eden McGimsey, and Skylar Hensley; brother, Earl Bailey (Frances); sisters, Faye Lail (Hubert), and Mary Ellen Lesley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jean Bailey. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., today (Sunday, Sept. 8), at Paul's home. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.