Robert Lewis Bailey

January 25, 1949September 29, 2019

Robert Lewis Bailey, of Bradenton passed away September 29, 2019 at the age of 70; he was born on January 25, 1949 in Madisonville, Texas. Robert moved to Bradenton Florida in October of 1956 at the age of 7. He graduated from Manatee High School in 1967 and attended Manatee Junior College where he graduated with multiple degrees. He served in the Army from 1969 to 1983 where his proudest accomplishment was becoming a helicopter pilot and traveling to many different countries. His hobbies included building computers and repairing electronics. He held many jobs but in his later years owned his own business (Worry Free Tax & Accounting Services). He also enjoyed being a front service clerk at Publix in Sun City where he gained many friends. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a kind hearted gentleman who loved his family and friends. He is survived by his loving children Adena Smith (David) of Parrish FL, JC Bailey (Amy) of Palmetto FL, Adrianne Cole (Gabe) of Myakka City FL, Shane Bailey of Chester VA, Jessica Falde (Chad) of Sarasota FL, 15 grandchildren and by his siblings Ken Bailey of Bradenton FL, BarbaraJo Wied (Egon) of Loveland CO, Lynda Hicks (Robert) of Bradenton FL and Michael Bailey (Gina) of Wimauma FL. He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth & Mildred Bailey. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday October 5, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Parrish located at 12125 71st St E Parrish FL 34219. A graveside service with Military honors will be held at 11:00am on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Manasota Memorial Park located at 1221 53rd Avenue E. Bradenton FL 34203. Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home is entrusted with final care.


26 October

Graveside Service with Military Honors

11:00 am

Manasota Memorial Park

1221 53rd Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34203


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 5, 2019


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Bruce Dunn

October 5, 2019

I was so sorry to hear today of Bob’s passing and wished I could have been in Bradenton for his services. We were Boy Scouts together in Troop 54 led by his father and both became Eagle Scouts. Together we attended Manatee High School and I always remember his bright eyes and adventurous spirit - I think we both worked together at Bayshore Publix where he pulled off some good pranks ( always fun and never harmful ). Reading his obituary and noting his many years of service, I’m sure we would all like to remember those and thank him for his service to the country! Thanks Bob and along with your large family, know you have many classmates who will miss your smile and remember their times with you. Count me among those
Kind regards,
Bruce Dunn

Manatee High Alumni Association

October 2, 2019

Our sincere condolences and gratitude for his service in the United States Army to the family of our Class of 1967 Alumnus.

Manatee High Alumni Association
Bradenton, Fl