Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Tony William Bailey, Sr., age 65, passed away on March 8, 2021.
He was born on April 30, 1955 to the late Guy and Esther (Bilby) Bailey in Tipton, Ind. and for most of his life he called Boxley his home.
He was a 1974 graduate of Sheridan High School. On May 29, 1976 he and Debbie (Hicks) Bailey were married at Sheridan United Methodist Church and the two of them have been at each other’s sides for 45 years.
Mr. Bailey proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was based in Camp Pendleton, Calif. for four years. When he returned home to Indiana he worked at Biddles / EMC for 36 years as a maintenance technician.
Outside of work, he was a Boy Scout troop leader, neighbor and never knew a stranger. Some who knew him may have assumed that he was shy, but to his close family and friends he was a deep thinker who had a warm heart. Ordinary moments brought him great joy, being with his family and spending time with his grandkids. He appreciated a home cooked meal and dessert. His many projects, including “the wheel” kept him very busy and he was always creating something. He was hard-working and patient. He was kind but firm. His voice could command attention and his arms could soothe a baby . . . well, some babies. His hands built a house, and his love built a family. He greeted us with the best, deep, hugs. He gave us the greatest gifts, love of family, love of community and country. He will be deeply missed, and tearfully remembered.
The Baileys have three children, Tony (Amy), Shannon Young (Tony Piatt) & Matt. They have five grandchildren, Zoe & Jocelyn Young and Colton, Elise & Lillian Bailey. Mr. Bailey was the youngest of four siblings. Terry (Alison) Bailey, Tim Bailey and Nancy Catterton.
The family asks that you join in celebrating Mr. Bailey’s memory as you hug the ones you love.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org.
Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Bailey Family.