Louis R. Bailey Sr.

January 2, 1926January 21, 2012

Clarksville, Indiana

LOUIS R. BAILEY, SR., 86 years of age, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Thomas and Clara (Didelot) Bailey, Louis was born January 2, 1926 in New Albany, Indiana. He retired from the old Indiana Bell Company, was a WWII Army veteran and member of the American Legion Post #35 in Jeffersonville, IN. Louis was also a member of the Cardinal Ritter Council of the Knights of Columbus in New Albany, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Telephone Pioneers of America and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Ruth M. Bailey, Viola M. Bailey, Rose Teives and Thomas A. Bailey, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce D. (Buse) Bailey; children, Kathleen Bailey of New Albany IN, Bridget Bailey of Clarksville IN, Maureen Voss (Mark) of Louisville KY, Patty Bailey of Louisville KY, Louis Bailey, Jr. (Cheryl) of Louisville KY, Shawn Bailey (Tammy) of Wilmington NC, Tim Bailey (Robin) of Louisville KY, Erin Spear (John) of San Antonio TX and Michael Bailey of Clarksville IN; and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN. His Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 624 E. Market Street, New Albany, Indiana 47150.

Online condolences may be made at .


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Louis R. Bailey Sr.

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January 27, 2012

As I said in my card...he was an icon! I thank this man for fathering a wonderful bunch of kids...clones :-)...and for the good times I have shared with the Bailey clan. He was a trooper and a fighter and he stayed here with you all as long as he was able. He will be missed.

Father Dismas Veeneman, OFMConv.

January 27, 2012

Joyce & family,

I didn't hear of Louis' death until after the services. I was saddened to hear that Louis died. Be assured your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I recall your celebration of your 50th anniversary at the Saturday evening Mass. That was a fun evening. It's hard to believe that has been ten years!

May your peace come from all the treasured memories you have.

Beth Wardlaw

January 24, 2012

Your Dad was a wonderful man, I know that he will be missed. May the joy and memories live within you forever.

Ann Marie Hughes

January 24, 2012

Patty and Family,
I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope all of you find peace in his love and memories.
Ann Marie Hughes

January 23, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. God bless you. Gene Lichtefeld

January 23, 2012

Maureen and family,
We are so sorry about your dad. I just heard about the news at work. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Love you. Kenny, Brenda, and Hilary

Ed Konick

January 23, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ cover you and your family during this time.

January 23, 2012

I know this is a very difficult time and I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father was very brave and enjoyed a beautiful life and family. I will always remember him at the track, studying his tip sheet with drink in hand. He was a spirited,FUN guy!!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Love to you, John, Laren, Bailey and Fletcher.
Julie Proctor Sanders (Louisville, Ky)

January 23, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Please know your family will be in our prayers.
Mark & Lee Ann Weathers Smith

Kathy Miles

January 23, 2012

The Bailey Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandparent. You will be in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Kathy