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Julius W. Bayless

Julius W. Bayless, 70, of Chillicothe, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 in the Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. 

He was born Dec. 16, 1953 to the late Grace Yvonne Bayless and Sherman Johnson. 

Upon graduating from Chillicothe High School, Julius began working, and he retired from RCA in Circleville. He loved playing guitar and singing. Spending time with his children and grandchildren always brought a smile to his face. Julius will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

On Jan. 31, 1976, Julius married the former Deborah J. Tyler, and she preceded him in death on May 22, 2022. 

Julius is survived by his two sons, Roshawn Bayless of Chillicothe and Jeremy (Leah) Bayless of Jackson, plus numerous grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters, six aunts, one uncle and three brothers-in-law.

Julius was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Durado Daunté; his parents; both sets of grandparents; his in-laws; a sister; and numerous aunts and uncle.

Cremation will take place, and then family and friends will gather for Julius’ memorial service on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ebright Funeral Home, Frankfort. Following the service, Julius will be buried with his wife, Debbie, in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. 

Those who wish to share a memory of Julius and sign his online register may do so at  

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