Funeral arrangements set for Dillon convenience store owner killed during robbery

Funeral arrangements set for Dillon convenience store owner killed during robbery
The Dillon County Coroner identified J.W. Bailey, a convenience store owner, as the victim of Thursday night's robbery. (Source: Keith Bailey)

DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Friends and family will have a few more opportunities to say goodbye to an area business man killed during a recent robbery.

According to J.W. Bailey’s obituary, his visitation will be Monday, December 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon.

His funeral will be held at 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday at Dillon First Baptist Church. His burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A white ribbon is tied to the doors of JW Bailey's convenience store where the owner was killed in a robbery Thursday night.
A white ribbon is tied to the doors of JW Bailey's convenience store where the owner was killed in a robbery Thursday night. (Source: WMBF News)

Authorities say the 77-year-old was killed at the convenience store he owned on Highway 301 just south of Dillon. He owned his store for nearly 45 years. He was also a member of the Dillon Fire Department for more than 50 years.

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