Christopher "Chris" Wayne Bailey

December 26, 1987June 10, 2012

Christopher “Chris” Wayne Bailey, 24, of Belleville, Ill., born December 26, 1987 in Belleville, Ill., died on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his residence.

Chris loved listening to music and being with his friends. He enjoyed fishing, four wheeling, shooting pool and any fast car. He loved his nephew, Rylan more than anything in life.

He was preceded in death by his father, George C. Bailey; his maternal grandfather, Robert Obermiller; his paternal grandparents, Joy & George L. Bailey; many aunts and uncles, and especially all of his friends that went before him.

Surviving are his loving mother, Jackie (Kevin) Geringer, nee Obermiller; his brother, Jesse Caldwell and three sisters, Ellen (Anthony Vaughn) Bailey, Stephanie Bailey and Michelle Carter and his cherished nephews, Rylan Hoefler, Tyler Carter and a niece, Siera Bailey. He will be deeply missed by his maternal grandmother, Linda Obermiller and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Jackie Geringer at Lake View Funeral Home

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Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Lake View Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Upon the family’s wishes, cremation will be held. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Christopher "Chris" Wayne Bailey

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Makayla D

June 18, 2012

Sorry About Your Loss.! :'(


June 18, 2012

#struggle no more#
I love you Chris, I know I shouldn't blame myself, but I am forever changed by this. I never wanted to see that day, but God called you Home. And now, in his hands you must stay. Just know YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!! You are with me, wherever I go.. Every step I take, is one for my bro. Jeffrey, Ellen, Jesse, Jackie, & missLinda: CHRISTOPHER WAYNE BAILEY will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, ALWAYS BE DEARLY MISSED, & REMAINS FOREVER ON OUR MIND AND IN OUR HEARTS!!!

Nanette White

June 16, 2012

Jackie, I am so sorry for you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are going thru, he was too young and all. But be assured he is taken care of now in God's hands. If you need anything, let me know, I will be there for you.

Sara Hurlahe

June 16, 2012

Wow one min ur here the next ur gone, cant believe i just saw you less than a month ago and we had that awesome talk. I will never forget u Chris you will forever be in my heart..prays go out to your family..RIP Chris until we meet again <3 Sara

Michelle Carter

June 15, 2012

Chris, I will carry you in my heart forever, remembering the times we did have, our phone calls, and our plans to go fishing. I wish we could have had more time to spend together. I will miss you forever, Love shelly

Tyler Carter

June 14, 2012

I Love you uncle Chris, always know that you are in my heart, i am writing a song for my band to play called ENDLESS STRUGGLE... In memory of you.. love Tyler

jayme forness

June 14, 2012

Chris wayne was like a lil bro 2 me. No matter how much time passed between us seeing each other he always smiled brightly and hugged so tightly to tell me that he missed me. Well now I'm praying hard 2 tell him how much I miss him. Jackie, jesse, n ellen... I am so sorry. And I am sorry I couldn't be there. If u need anything, anything at all, I'm here 4 u. Always

jillian shirley

June 14, 2012

Jesse,i'm so very sorry for your loss. I know you and chris r. And my brother were all close.i'm here if any of you need anything.

Jessy m

June 13, 2012

I will always remember you in your younger days. RIP

Jessy M

June 13, 2012

I will always remember Chris in his younger years. RIP