Willie Hailey, Councilman, Hwy. Patrolman

(December 21)   BARSTOW—The week after he left the Barstow City Council, Willie Hailey Sr. died, felled by complications relating to congestive heart failure.
He was hospitalized at the Loma Linda University Medical Center   when he passed away early in the morning of December 12.
Hailey was a Barstow native, the sixth child born to Robert and Mary Hailey and a graduate of Barstow High School. In addition to the single term he served on the city council, he was twice elected to the school board. He had a 27-year career with the California Highway Patrol, retiring in 2007.
A 1980 graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Hailey held a bachelor’s degree in criminology and was active in local youth sports leagues as a coach. He declined to run for reelection in November.
Hailey is survived by his five children (Nicole, Willie Jr., David, Andrea and Taylor); his 13 grandchildren (Christian, Danielle, Arianna, Eileen, Gabriel, Daniella, Leslie, Elias, Alisaria, Jahnae, Kayron, Mia and Leila); and Karyn, his wife of four months.

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