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Deford Bailey, III

Deford Bailey III, ffectionately known as “Bubba D,” was the third born of ten children, born May 12, 1955, to the union of Deford Bailey, Jr. and Dorothy Bailey, in Nashville, TN. Bubba D. was educated in Metro Nashville Public Schools, where he graduated from North High School class of 1973. He had a keen ear for music, a natural-born drummer. His music career flourished and opened the door to many performances across the world. Deford Bailey III’s physical life ended on May 28, 2022.  He is now resting with the Lord and will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. 

 Viewing Friday, June 3, 2022, 1-6 at funeral home. Visitation Saturday, June 4, 10-11am with funeral to follow at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church 600 Revels Drive. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery North 1248 South Dickerson Road, Goodletsville, Tn. 

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Dorothy and family. My heart is with your hearts in the loss of Deford. He was a very nice young man and one of the best drummer's I have ever known. Keep the memories of him in your hearts. Remember, God loves him more and he's resting in paradise now. May God Bless you all.

Dot, your girl from way back, Marguerita

Marguerita Gooch Jun 9 2022 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deford Bailey, III

Dera Dowell Jun 4 2022 12:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deford Bailey, III

Karren Brown Jun 4 2022 2:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deford Bailey, III

Gerald Beard Jun 3 2022 3:38 PM

A really nice person. RIP

Rhonda Jun 3 2022 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deford Bailey, III

Yolanda Hollon Jun 2 2022 8:48 PM

To my loving family "may GOD wrap you all in his arms during your time of bereavement. Look to GOD for strength to get you through this trying time. Remember that GOD will never leave you or forsake you.
My heart, prayers, and love goes out to each one of you. You should find peace in knowing Bubba is no longer in pain, and that he's resting with the LORD!!
"WE have another ANGEL in heaven watching over all of us.

Stephanie Warthaw Jun 2 2022 11:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Deford Bailey, III

Fannie Bean Jun 1 2022 11:09 PM

Deford was a great drummer,singer and friend he was just a real cool guy.My condolence to the family.

Robert K Kyle Jun 1 2022 11:08 PM

The Gates of Heaven open and the Music began. What a Joyous occasion to see him Home.

patricia monyei Jun 1 2022 10:20 PM

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