Albert "Gator" Bailey

December 16, 1946May 30, 2012

Albert N. “Gator” Bailey, Jr., 65 years of age died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his residence in New Albany, Indiana. He was born December 16, 1946 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Albert and Norma Bailey, Sr. Gator was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Coca-Cola after 37 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany and Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Bailey.

Survivors include wife of 23 years, Pam Bailey; daughters, Julie Bates (Joseph), Erin Thomas (Bill Hoover), Megan Stewart (Lee); son, Sean Bailey (Dana); sisters, Deborah Weigleb (Dickie), Sherry Ryan (John), Pam Ricketts; grandchildren, Cory Hutchins, Madison Stewart, Nathan Bates, Hunter Hoover.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm Saturday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with entombment and military honors to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy go to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2012

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Cindy Bailey- Randolph

June 11, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss but I know my dad was doing the happy dance to get his brother back with him.

American Heart Association

June 3, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Kyra McCormick

June 1, 2012

Pam, we are so sorry to hear about Al's passing. We haven't seen you in a long time, but remember all the fun times we had at Bunco Christmas with you both. We miss having you in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kyra and Gary

June 1, 2012

Pam and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. We will remember his smile and the good times playing Christmas Bunco. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.
Kathy and Jim

Megan Stewart

June 1, 2012

I love you dad and miss you so much!!!!!

May 31, 2012

To Pam and Family,
Though it is sad to lose Gator, one can't help but smile thinking back on all the good times we all had together and who could forget that smiling Gator face.
He will be missed by all of us.
Rick Sowders, Billy Glover, Jerry Caudill, Kenny Sommerville, Jimmy Stevens

Samantha Kahafer

May 31, 2012

Al was a happy, funny, and loving man. He was Pam's rock, I love you ALL, and I'm so so sorry for your loss...for the world's loss! Rest in peace, "Dad"!

Leslie Skirvin

May 31, 2012

Leslie Skirvin, I was a close friend of the Bailey family for over 50 years, My condolences of sympathy are expressed deeply to all the family.