OBITUARY

DeForrest Wayne Bailey

November 6, 1929July 4, 2019
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BAILEY, DeForrest Wayne, 89, of St. Petersburg, FL, went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2019. A beloved husband and devoted father, he was predeceased by his parents Forrest and Anna Bailey and is survived by his loving wife, of 54 years, Barbara. Son; Richard (Susan) Bailey – Seffner, Florida, Grandchild; Valerie (Nathan) Morales & Great-Grandchildren; Mason & Gavin, Grandchild; Jeffrey (Sarah) Bailey & Great-Grandchildren Hannah & Juliet. Daughter; Becky (Bill) Ferguson – Newport News, Virginia, Grandchild; Matthew (Amber) Ferguson & Great-Grandchildren; Maci, Molli & Madi, Grandchild; Jason (Noemi) Ferguson & Great-Grandchild; Elsie, Grandchild; Jeremy (Erin) Ferguson. Son; Kenny (Linda) Bailey – Port Charlotte, Florida, Grandchildren; Bryan Bailey & Nicole Juettner. Son; Dennis (Robyn) Bailey – Lakeland, Florida, Grandchild; Amanda (Eric) Scott & Great-Grandchild…on the way! Son; DeForrest Bailey – Pensacola, Florida. Son; Forrest (Linda) Bailey – Gulfport, Florida and Grandchild; Raquel (Terry) Wickman.

DeForrest was a business executive in the fabrication and manufacturing industries for many years in the Georgia and Florida areas. He and Barbara were avid horse lovers and showed Paso Fino’s in many different arenas in Florida. He and his favorite horse, Stormy, were called on quite frequently to present the colors and represent at many different events in the Tampa Bay area. After retiring from the business and show horse world, he joined Barbara in the Real Estate business and enjoyed sharing the day with her until they both retired in 2018. DeForrest loved his family and was always interested in their lives. He would remember where he left off in conversation with you each time he would see you next. He always left you with a word of encouragement. He was proud of all his children and spending time at family gatherings is what he enjoyed the most. DeForrest loved watching old westerns, enjoyed the golf channel and was a big Tiger Woods fan.

Our family is so thankful for all those that reached out to us during this time with special thoughts and prayers. We would also like to thank the staff at Bayfront Health and Hospice, St. Petersburg. ~DeForrest Wayne Bailey~ Rest in Peace

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Barbara Walker

July 12, 2019

The memories we have of De, along with the many happy times our families spent together, will remain in our hearts and minds forever.

Sending our love and remembrance.

Barbara Walker and Family

Richard Bailey

July 11, 2019

Dad,
You taught me well in our journey. I am the man I am today due to you and Mom. I love you with allmy heart as you know. I will miss you every day. I know one day we will all be with each other again. As I promised you I will take care of Mom as all the family will. You had a long and fullfilling life and I could be no prouder to have called you Dad. Love you miss you forever. I know you are with your Mom and Dad and smiling down on us all.
RI P pop

Rich

Vince and Jean Brozack

July 11, 2019

Thinking of Kenny, Linda and the family of Mr. Bailey. You remain in our caring thoughts and prayers.
With Love,
Jeanie Mary and Vince Brozack

Melinda Ware Wilson

July 10, 2019

I have good memories as a kid getting to visit with my Uncle De, Aunt Barbara and my cousins! We just didn’t get to make enough memories. Much Love to you all and I am so sorry for this terrible loss. I know this pain far too well. Rest In Peace Uncle De!! Love You!❤️

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