Wife of former Univ. of Alabama president Guy Bailey passes away in Birmingham


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — According to a release from the University of Alabama, Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey, wife of former University of Alabama president Guy Bailey, has passed away.

Tillery-Bailey passed away on Sunday at Trinity Hospital in Birmingham.

University of Alabama President Judy Bonner released a statement expressing condolences on behalf of the school Monday.

“The University of Alabama is deeply saddened over the passing of Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey and wishes to [extend] our heartfelt sympathies to Guy and their entire family,” Bonner said. “Everyone who got to know Jan was inspired by her courage, her spirit and her determination.  The thoughts and prayers of the entire UA family are with the Baileys during this sad time.”

Guy Bailey left his post as University of Alabama president on October 31, 2012, citing his wife’s declining health as a major reason for his decision.

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