Richard Burnell Bailey
Beloved Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather Richard Burnell Bailey, 83, of Middleport, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving children. He was born December 23, 1928 in Rutland, OH the son of the late Lester Burnell Bailey and Mary Lenore Jackson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris J. Barker Bailey. He was a member of the Middleport Church of Christ.
He is survived by his children, Christine (Gary) Sampson, Cathy (Tom) Cooper, Rich (Rita) Bailey, Carin (Michael Norton) Taylor, Connie (Chris) Taylor, Carole (Jeff) Gilkey; grandchildren, Michelle Sampson (Rob) Haslinger, Sherry Cooper (Chris) Murphy, Sharla Cooper (Randy) Burke, Brad (Emily Fackler) Whitlatch, Rachel Taylor (Aaron) Jones, Cayla Taylor, Carly Taylor, and Zach (Samy) Gilkey;
great-grandchildren, Heliena and Haryson Haslinger, Paige and Morgan Denney, Reagan Burke, Chase Whitlatch, Chase, Sydney, and Oliver Jones; sisters-in-law Dian Bailey, Jeanette Weimann and Carolyn Demosky; brothers-in-law Carson Carter and Bill Demosky.
In addition to his wife and his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Bailey; his mother-in-law Susan Fern Powell Harris; son-in-law Rick Taylor; sister-in-law Anna Fern Barker Carter; and brother-in-law Sherman Weimann.
Active in the Republican Party, he served as clerk of Middleport Village, as Salisbury Township Trustee, and as Salisbury Township Clerk. He would tell you he was a bookkeeper most of his life but he also owned an excavating company and a logging business.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Pastor Al Hartson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A registry is available online at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.