Earlier this month, employees of NC Department of Transportation’s Highway Division Eight, which includes Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties, hosted a benefit golf tournament in memory of William “Grey” Bailey of Kenly.
The golf tournament at the Siler City Country Club and raffle raised close to $6,000 with all of the proceeds going to Bailey’s family. The event saw 31 teams with 124 golfers come from the mountains to the coast to support the event.
“It’s so wonderful to see the NCDOT family come together for a fellow employee,” said participant Jeff Jones. “Even though we are many miles apart across this great state that we can all work as one and help is great.”
On March 23rd, William Bailey, or “Grey” as everyone knew him, was working in a highway work zone near the west end of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass project in Wayne County. He was struck and killed by an impaired driver.
He left behind his wife, Millicent “Millie” Bailey of Kenly and their two twin daughters. Bailey was a DOT engineering technician who had been with the department since 2010.