John L. Bailey, Jr. 1919-2019


John L. Bailey, Jr. passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born in Wheatland, Wyoming, graduating from Wheatland High School in 1937.  He had a passion for aircraft and flying and went on to serve in the Army Air Force in WWII.  He then returned to study mechanical engineering and graduate from the University of Wyoming. In 1950, he was hired by the Boeing Company to work on designing aircraft instrument panels, circuits, cargo loading systems, and many other projects over his career there.


He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Edith, son John H., daughters Jo Ellen and Melinda, as well as six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Emerson. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Services will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on September 13 and Lake Burien Presbyterian Church September 15.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Lake Burien Presbyterian Church Capital Improvement Fund, or to The Museum of Flight,