Robert Dale Bailey, 55 of Desha, died March 31, 2014. He was born June 9, 1958, in Carlisle. He was a retired deputy for the Independence Sheriff’s Department. He was an advocate for Family Violence Prevention and supporter of Fallen Policemen on Duty.

He is survived by his parents, Carlton and Joyce Measels of Desha; sons, Robert Bailey of Desha, Jason Bailey of Newport and Zach Bailey of Desha, AR; daughter Kaitlyn Bailey of Desha, AR; brothers, Dusty Bailey of Waukegan, Ill., and Mark Measels of Douglasville, Ga.; sister Karla Johnson of Batesville and five grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Weems Family Funeral Services in Carlisle followed by graveside service at 2 p.m. at Center Point Cemetery in Hazen. Online guestbook at