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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Gary P. Bailey

2 October , 19334 October , 2019
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Gary P. Bailey, 86 of Beavercreek, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019. He was born October 2, 1933 in Keokee, VA the son of Louella and Wilburn Bailey. Gary served in the U.S. Army and was an avid hunter with a pride in his hunting dogs. He was a master carpenter and wood carver. His wood shop was a popular gathering space for his grandkids and the neighborhood. Gary loved family, and time together was important to him. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane and Irene; and brother, Cecil. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mabel Bailey; sister, Nila Faulkner; children, Paul (Tina) Bailey, Tracie (Neal) Koontz and Debbie Bailey; grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin, Lindsey, Chris and Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Stella, Sophia and Alex. A special thanks to Miami Valley Hospital Neuro ICU staff for their exceptional care. Visitation will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10 AM until 12 PM at Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Funeral service will follow at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 10 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 10 October , 2019
  • Burial Thursday, 10 October , 2019

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Jeremy Bailey

9 October 2019

To the man that taught me how to be a man way to early.

Thank you Papaw

Love,

Jeremy

Diance Reynolds

9 October 2019

Mabel and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss you all have my deepest sympathy

Kim Van Winkle (Colvin)

7 October 2019

Mr. B was the best neighbor to us growing up. He was a great gardener, wood carver and allowed me to drive him nuts almost every weekend spending the night with Tracey. He made us Barbie beds and forts to play in. A great man with a big heart. Thanks for being a great neighbor to our parents and us kids. Rest In Peace, love you. Kim Van Winkle.

Kathy Gates Anderson

7 October 2019

Gary and I are cousins and my first thought of him when he passed was how much he loved family. We are quite a few years difference in age “l was the younger one” and he can over to our house on Baltimore St in OND all the time to visit us especially my mom his aunt Kate Gates. After he married Mable she came to . He liked to tell jokes to us little ones which half of them I didn’t get but l laughed anyway. One time he carved a wooden scenery for my mom and dad and we all just loved it. It was so long ago l can’t remember what it was but l looked at it all the time, my brother has it now hanging in his house - still in the family - l think he would like that. You will be missed by so many family and friends - - RIP Gary

Gail Garrett

6 October 2019

I did not know Gary, but Mabel Ann and I are first cousins of the same age and have known each other all our lives. Since her marriage to Gary, I have never been around her that she wasn't talking about him. You could see the love she had for him shining in her eyes whenever he was mentioned. Gary had to be a good, good man to have someone as kind and caring as she is, in his life.

FROM THE FAMILY


Gary Bailey -My husband(Honey), Dad, Papaw, Brother, Uncle

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Our granddaughter Lindsey's wedding to Justin Williams. l-r Gary, Justin, Lindsey, Mabel

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Mamaw, Lindsey, Gary at our great grandson Hunter's birthday party.

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Papaw and his favorite granddaughter
Lindsey.

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Papaw playing with his great granddaughter Sophia. He sure loved his grand babies.

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Gary Bailey -My husband(Honey), Dad, Papaw, Brother, Uncle

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Our granddaughter Lindsey's wedding to Justin Williams. l-r Gary, Justin, Lindsey, Mabel

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Mamaw, Lindsey, Gary at our great grandson Hunter's birthday party.

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Papaw and his favorite granddaughter
Lindsey.

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Papaw playing with his great granddaughter Sophia. He sure loved his grand babies.

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Mamaw and Papaw Bailey with GD Lindsey at her wedding rehearsal dinner.

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Lindsey and Papaw

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Gary at his 85th Birthday Party! Love that sneaky smile. He had just changed the candles to read 58 not 85. The little stinker.

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Another birthday picture. Love his smiles.

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Papaw with his great grand babies at his 85th birthday party - l-r Stella Bailey, Sophia Williams, Papaw, Hunter Bailey, Alex Williams