Richard L. Bails, 79, of Weirton, died Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born on September 3, 1930 in Weirton, WV, Richard was a son of the late Dr. E.L. and Lillian (Hubbard) Bails. With over 29 years of service, Richard retired from Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked in the railroad transportation department. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was twice past president and treasurer of the Weirton Lions Club, where he received the Lion's most prestigious award "The Leonard Jared Award." Richard also served on the Lion's Club Eye Conservation Committee. An avid sportsman, who loved to bowl and golf, Richard was a member of the Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, American Legion Post 10, B.P.O.E. 1801, the Pleasant Valley Country Club, A.A.R.P., and a life member of the V.F.W. 2716. Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley Lightner Bails, a son Larry Bails and his wife, Sandie of Weirton, WV; a daughter Debra Bails Parker and her husband, Buck of Cross Lanes, WV; one brother, Jack H. Bails of Yuma, AZ; one sister, Bernadine Harris of Bethlehem, WV; three grandchildren, Zak Bails, Jeff and Megan Parker; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Saturday, and 1-3 and 6-8 P.M. Sunday, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main St. Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, with Rev. Dr. Ed Rudiger, officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton, where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad and The West Virginia Honor Guard. A Lion's Club memorial service will be conducted 1 PM Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Weirton Lions Club, 3534 Williams Drive, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com.