Richard L. Bailey, 52, of Weirton, died March 19, 2002 at his home. He was born on November 14, 1949 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late James R. and Lorraine (Hale) Bailey. Richard graduated from Weir High School in 1967 and West Liberty State College in 1971. He was a former employee of the sales department of Weirton and National Steel, and he was a member of Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church. He is survived by two sisters, Dee Bailey and Mrs. Ray (Debbie) Pernell, both of Weirton; a son and daughter, Scott and Erica; and niece and nephew, Jamie and Justin. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Thursday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton Rev. Bruce Ballantine will preside. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Starvaggi Civic Organization 112 Starvaggi Drive Weirton, WV 26062. Obit/send condolences to his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. dearest dee Ted and I are in florida and i checked the paper and saw where your brother passed away. We send our sympathy to you and the rest of the family I will call you when we return. My prayers are with you sweety. peggy and ted

  2. Rick was a wonderful person and I will always remember the years we spent working together at National Steel. He was one of the kindest and most enjoyable people to be around. Our department had nicknames for a lot of people, and his was Ripper. It kind of fit him and the happy-go-lucky way he approached life. He could have been anything he wanted to be. I will miss him very much.

  3. Dee, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. Dee, I remember the first time I help Rick and his friend Mike Kochman, by coming to the house and showing them how to slow and fast dance so they could attend a party. Again, Dee, you have my deepest sympathy is your time of need. If there anything I may do for please ask. Nick Kundrat 1318 Hafford Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 1-757-495-8080

  4. Dee and Family, We were saddened today when we read of your brother’s death. This is not an easy time for you and may it give you comfort knowing we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.Take Care…Jan and Terry

  5. Debbie I offer my sincere regrets in the lost of your loved Brother. Please know that prayer will help to get you and your Family through these very difficult times and if I may offer “ANY Assistance” in this time don’t hesitate to let me know. God Bless Richard and your whole family forever and a day. Sincerly, Eddie V. Dangerfield, Jr.

  6. dee and debbie, so sorry to hear of your loss. He was one of my favorite students at Weir High and of course I remember teaching him to swim. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love jerry hamill

  7. Debbie, Sorry to learn of your brothers passing. Please accept my Sympathy to you and your family. I applogize for not being able to personally express my sympathy, but I am out-of-town. Bill Linn

  8. Dee, You have my deepest sympathy on the lost of your brother Rick. If you need anything, just let me know.

  9. Debbie, We were really sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May the sympathy of friends and the precious memory of your brother help to comfort you at this time. As long as you have those memories, your brother will live on in your heart and mind.

  10. Dear Dee & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Whenever I think of Rick, I always see him as this handsome guy–dressed very neatly and looking like a million dollars. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please call if we can do something for you. Love, Jim & Jackie

  11. Debbie, I was really sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Rick. May you always cherish the good memories of him and always remember that you were always there for him. May God bless your family during this difficult time.

  12. Debbie, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your brother. May you draw comfort from the fact that you were always there for him. Many of us have fond memories of Rick from his days at Weirton.

  13. Dee, Please accept my deepest condolences in the loss of your brother. May God lend His healing hand in comforting your family.

  14. Debbie, I’m very sorry to see that your brother has passed away. You and your sister have our condolences and our deepest sympathy. I’ve been on sick leave for a while and won’t be able to give you a big hug like you deserve. Please accept our sympathy and we will be praying for you and your families. God Bless You. Jim Stock

  15. Debbie: Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother Rick. I will always remember “Ripper” from the old National Steel days. He was one of a kind – someone you never forget.

  16. Dee & Debbie– So very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I did not know him but my parents and sister said he was a very nice person. My dad said he was extremely helpful to my sister at Ianetti’s. My deepest sympathy. Judy

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