Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lee Baylee 1939-2013

Lee Bayley
Birth: May 17, 1939 Siloam Springs Benton County Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 2013 Tyler Smith County Texas,

USA Memorial services for Lee Bayley, 73, of Holly Lake Ranch will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Hawkins with the Rev. David Hicks officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Hawkins. Mr. Bayley passed away suddenly Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in a Tyler hospital. Mr. Bayley was born May 17, 1939, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to William and Eunice Mason Bayley. He graduated from Springdale High School in 1957. He was a veteran of the United States Army, was retired from the broadcast industry, had lived in Holly Lake Ranch for 11 years, retired from the Holly Lake Ranch Volunteer Fire Department and member of the First United Methodist Church in Hawkins. He is survived by his wife, Jeriann Bayley of Holly Lake Ranch; son, Stuart Lee Bayley of Carrollton, Texas; daughter, Suzanne Bayley Brooke of Heath, Texas; brother, Curt Bayley of Hindsville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Connor and Brendan.

Lee was a vet of CFN, later SCN the AFRTS station in the Panama Canal Zone in the early 1960s.

1 comment:

  1. In 1970, I had just gotten out of the army and moved back in with my mom in Arkansas. I saw on the TV news from Tulsa that KAKC had fired everybody on the air from noon till midnight along with some off air people. The crime, they were at a party where they were smoking marijuana. I drove over and interviewed for the gig. Lee told me to go somewhere and tighten up and come back in six months. By then, I no longer wanted to be a jock but rather was in radio news.

    30 years go by and I'm looking for a gig. I'm in Dallas, I'd gotten his home phone somehow and called him up. He told me he was just retiring from radio. Besides a long stretch at KAKC (one of the stations that Bill Drake consulted even though it wasn't an RKO station) as morning man and PD, then worked with Drake- Chenualt (sp?) in programming.

    He consulted stations including WHAS Louisville which he told me he consulted more than 20 years.