David Martin Bailey, Sr.

September 4, 1948 - August 15, 2020


Due to the pandemic, A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held in the Spring of 2021.

Obituary Notice

David Martin Bailey, Sr. Msgt. (Ret.)

Dav went home to be with his lord on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at the age of 71. He was born September 4th, 1948 in Somerset, Pennsylvania to the late Edward and Allie (Ross) Bailey.

Dave enlisted in the United States Air Force (23 years of service) and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant and enjoyed his Air Force friendships. With the Air Force, Dav and his family traveled and moved a lot. He was a “jack of all trades” and could fix about anything. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hale, MI and was known for his sense of humor.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Susan. Loving Children, Gina Bailey, David Bailey, Jr., Jeremy (Hannah) Bailey, Christopher (Jessica) Bailey and Jeanay (Shane) Bailey. "Adopted Mom" of three, Linda McElhinney.

He will be deeply missed by his nine grandchildren, Riley (Michael), Brandon, Kaitlin, Cadence, Constance, Gavin, Ryan, Sebastian and Maclyn. Dav’s favorite title was “Grandfather” or “Pa”. He was fiercely protective of his family and loved them dearly. Dav will be missed by his sister; Elizabeth “Sue” Moore and his brother; Rusty (Melissa) Bailey.

He is survived by in-laws, Kathy Bailey, Carol Bailey, Carol Fox, Donald Willoughby, Amy & Mike Luther, Paul & Brenda Willoughby and Jeff & Lisa Willoughby. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.

Dav was preceded in death by his parents, brother’s, Jimmy, Rich and Dale and his brother-in-law, Giff Moore.

Dav has been cremated. Due to the pandemic, A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held in the Spring of 2021.


Dave you will be missed deeply praying for your family
— Mr. Rick
God bring comfort an strength for you Sue an the Jeanay . Got to know by my work at the credit union.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Part of our family for 37 years, we’ll miss him. Praying God will welcome him with open arms into His kingdom. Hugs and kisses for Sue, Jeanay, and Ryan.
— Carol Fox
Love you more, Dad! You know you're my favorite. (You too, Susan!-Thank you for taking such good care of him.)
— Your Favorite, Gina
My thoughts are with you all. Gina, you know that I wish I could be with you right now. You know that he is being lovingly held by God now and forever......
— Madeline Dauphinais
Susan Karen and I are so sorry for your loss,Dav will be greatly missed
— Bob Dailey
May you enjoy your long earned R & R. May your strength, love and devotion continue on in your family.
— Verna Keefe
I will always be thankful to Dave for the many wonderful years he gave my sister. He was always looking for a way to make you smile. Rest in peace Dave. God's peace be with you Susan and family.
— Jeff Willoughby
Susan and Jeanay,
There are no words to truly express what the loss of Dave means to so many. He always made me laugh and brightened my day each time I saw him. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time.
— Kathleen Mellen
Susan and family,
David and I were the two oldest grandsons ... loved by all, always fighting, getting into trouble, taking up for each other ,,, uncle "June Bug's" new convertible top, the Christmas tree, the swimming hole, and only what cousins do best ,,, I am sorry our paths took different directions.
God is good!
— ralph bolding

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