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Tony William Bailey Sr.

Born: Sat., Apr. 30, 1955
Died: Mon., Mar. 8, 2021

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather & friend, Tony William Bailey, Sr, 65; passed away on March 8, 2021; The life in the years is what we will remember him for. Tony will be greatly missed. He was born on April 30, 1955 to the late Guy and Esther (Bilby) Bailey in Tipton, Indiana and for most of his life he called Boxley, IN his home. Tony was graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1974. Tony and Debbie (Hicks) Bailey were married on May 29, 1976 at Sheridan United Methodist Church and the two of them have been at each other side for 45 year. Together they have three children. Tony (Amy), Shannon Young (Tony Piatt) & Matt. He was a loving grandfather to his 5 grandchildren, Zoe & Jocelyn Young and Colton, Elise & Lillian Bailey. He was the youngest of 4 siblings. Terry (Alison) Bailey, Tim Bailey and Nancy Catterton.  Tony proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was based in Camp Pendleton, California for four years. When Tony returned home to Indiana; he worked at Biddles/EMC for 36 years as a maintenance technician. He was a Boy Scout troop leader, neighbor, and never knew a stranger. Some who knew him may have assumed that he was shy, but to his close family & friends he was a deep thinker who had a warm heart. Ordinary moments brought him great joy, being with his family and spending time with his grandkids. He appreciated a home cooked meal and dessert.  His many projects, including “the wheel “kept him very busy and he was always creating something. He was hard-working and patient. He was kind but firm.  His voice could command attention and his arms could soothe a baby...well, some babies. His hands built a house, and his love built a family. He greeted us with the best, deep, hugs. He gave us the greatest gifts, love of family, love of community and country. He will be deeply missed, and tearfully remembered. Please join us in celebrating his memory as you hug the ones you love. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project a at woundedwarriorproject.org. Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Bailey Family.

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Maurice Bagley
   Posted Sat March 13, 2021
I am very sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. He was a good friend and team-mate. We had a lot of fun together as teenagers. I will always remember him fondly.

John Mason
   Posted Sat March 13, 2021
My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Bailey family. I had the privilege to work with Tony in the Boy Scout program. His ideas and leadership were much appreciated and I’m grateful for the time we shared.
Prayers from John Mason and family.

Chuck Rood
   Posted Mon March 15, 2021
Tony was a great teammate and friend. Always happy and easy going.

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