Richard E. Bailey, a retired Baptist pastor and educator from Hartsville, died April 13, 2014.
Born in Alamance County, N.C., he received degrees from Elon College, Luther Rice Seminary and Southeastern Seminary. He began preaching at the age of 15 and retired as pastor of North Hartsville Baptist Church after more than 37 years of service.
He was a former English teacher at Hartsville Junior High School and served on the Darlington County School Board of Education. He had served since 1977 as a member and secretary of the board of directors of Southern Mutual Church Insurance Company and pastor emeritus of North Hartsville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lily Mae Mims Bailey, three children and two granddaughters.