Mike "Hollywood" Bailey Sr.

June 28, 1948January 28, 2014
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Mike (Gary) “Hollywood” Bailey, Sr., 65, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the comfort of his own home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 am until the service, at the mortuary. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL. Online condolences may be expressed at Mike was born June 28, 1948 in Davenport; the son of Richard C. and Lois (Dunker) Bailey. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Colleen Woller on September 10, 1988 in Davenport. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 25 years of service. He loved his pets; riding his Harley; doing “yard-work;” and family road trips, including bus trips with his wife. Mike was a collector of many things. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Colleen; his children: Gary (Amy) Bailey, Jr., Davenport; Tonya (Mike) Garnica, Davenport; Tara (Oscar) Diaz, Mesa, AZ; Trisha (Dan) Turner, Davenport and Toni (Adam) Miller, Horicon, WI; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Tom (Sue) Bailey, Atlanta, GA and three step-sons: Terry, Todd and Troy Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Richard Bailey. Mike’s family would like to thank Dr. Mercer and Dr. Lee at the Genesis West Cancer Center along with Wendy and the nurses at the Genesis Infusion Center, for the wonderful care shown to Mike and his family during his illness. Your kindness will never be forgotten! Memorials may be made to the family.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 1, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mike "Hollywood" Bailey Sr.

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Jeanne Marynowski nee Ehrhardt

March 31, 2014

I am a distant cousin of Mike's. My mother Donna and Mike's mom Lois were first cousins. Mom told me about Mike's passing and I wanted to offer my sympathy. Of course I didn't know Mike well but remembered him from my younger years when the Dunker relatives would get together. I remember going to the QC airport to see him come home from Viet Nam once. It looks like he had a wonderful family and a good life just not nearly long enough.

DeWayne Lamp

February 1, 2014

It's hard for me to think of Hollywood as being gone. My condolences to Colleen and the rest of Gary's family. Hopefully we will be able ride motorcycles again when we meet in heaven. I will miss you old friend. Rest in peace.

Shawna Woller

January 31, 2014

After looking at all the pictures that were chosen. Really goes to show that Mike lived life to the fullest. Didn't hold back a bit. I think this is a good example for all. Do what makes you happy, don't let things pass you by. Life's short live it!

January 30, 2014

you are now in a better place you lived life to the fullest and you will be dearly missed as we look across Kirkwood and farnam this bix we will be wishing you were still here RIP HOLLYWOOD NICK,,CATHY NICOLETTO

Marlene Woller

January 30, 2014

I know it was your time to go to the other side, out of pain and suffering. Missing you already. Keep smilin'! My sympathies go out to Colleen, Gary & Amy, Tonya & Mike, Trisha & Dan, Toni & Adam and Tara & Oscar and all the kids.


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