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.
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.