From a contemporary press report:
Retired U.S. Navy Captain Joseph Bailey Logan, 68, died following a brief illness on Thursday, November 12, 1998, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
A native of Arkansas, Captain Logan enlisted in the Navy in 1948. He subsequently attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with the Class of 1953. He served the majority of his career in the Submarine Force. He served aboard the USS Reguin, George Washington, Patrick Henry, James Madison and as commissioning commanding officer of Frances Scott Key. He subsequently served on the staffs of COMSUBLANT, COMSUBPAC and CINCLANT/CINCLANTFIT. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for Virginia Power at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant for 13 years. Captain Logan was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Submarine League and the Submarine Veterans Association.
He is survived by his wife, Dianna; a brother, Wilson Logan of Aurora, Colo.; and two stepsisters, Linda Venters of Virginia Beach and Caroline Hawley of Springdale.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 17th at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Chapel with Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Edward Richardson officiating. The family received friends at Bucktrout of Williamsburg, VA from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16th. A funeral will be held Wednesday, December 9th at Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington, Virginia, with interment with full honors to follow at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1274, Fort Smith, AR 72902.
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