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Dopkins Funeral Chapel West Room
Tuesday October 11th, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Graveside Service

Smith Mountain Cemetery
Wednesday October 12th, 2022

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Harvey Bailey

Harvey Bailey was born on August 21, 1937 in Santa Cruz, CA to David and Dorothy Bailey. He moved as
an infant to Orange Cove, CA where he resided for the remainder of his 85 years. He died at Reedley Hospital with his family at his side.
He was a farmer from a young boy until his last breath. He partnered with his father, uncle, and brother in Chase and Bailey, Bailey Brothers and Experienced Care.
His passions were family, farming, flying and valley water issues. As a young teenager; he saw the first water come down the Friant Kern Canal.
He was a founding member of California Citrus Mutual and the Family Farm Alliance. He served on the board of the Friant Water Authority and Orange Cove Irrigation District for many years. The Orange Cove Lions Club will miss him as a member. Harvey was an honest, caring, and fair man. He was admired by his grandchildren for his example of how to work hard and treat others with respect. He is survived by his wife and partner of 65 years, Judy Bailey. He always said, “We are in this together!”. They had wonderful adventures with longtime friends and have felt the loss of many of these friends over the last few years.

His surviving family includes daughters Kim Soares and husband Mark and Peggy Cochran and husband Richard. Two grandchildren Alex Soares and wife Elizabeth and granddaughter Caitlin Cochran. One great-grandson David. He is also survived by his brother Lee Bailey and wife Bobbie, nephews Lee Bailey Jr, Kirk Bailey, Eric Bailey, and wife Sarah. Harvey’s wife and family will remember his commitment and love for their well-being.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orange Cove High School Scholarship fund, 1700 South Anchor Ave., Orange Cove, CA 93646.


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Harveys funeral service was a wonderful tribute to him and all he has done for OC community,watching all his workers and friends on the side, pay their respect to this kind, good hearted, respected man says a lot about him,"He will be missed." My favorite memory of him, was his love for MY persimmon cookies, Rest In Peace, Mr. Bailey

Gloria Mejorado Oct 12 2022 8:38 PM

What a beautiful tribute to such a very special man. Our hearts ache for all his family but his wonderful legacy and spirit lives on in all of them. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences from Cindy and David Hall

Cindy Hall Oct 11 2022 11:47 AM

My deepest condolences to the family.

Georgina Adams Benoit Oct 10 2022 9:35 PM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, he was a wonderful person

Ernie & Gloria Frias Oct 5 2022 7:33 PM

Harvey was a mentor, an educator, hard worker and leader. He was a quality gentleman that will always be remembered with tears and laughter.

Joel Nelsen Oct 5 2022 6:09 PM

It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Harvey over the past 40 years. We will miss him. Our condolences to the family.


Harvey's kindness, knowledge, and character will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to the families

Robbie Burdick See Oct 5 2022 12:35 PM

Condolences to all the families.

Mary Jane Gonzales Sep 30 2022 7:36 PM