Dwaine Bailey, age 70, of New London, MO, passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the funeral home. Everyone attending services is encouraged to wear their favorite St. Louis Baseball Cardinal shirt or Cardinal red in memory of Dwaine. Arrangements for cremation will follow services.
Dwaine was born October 16, 1942, in Dennison, Texas, the son of William Leroy and Gussie Lena Withrow Bailey.
He married Judith Taylor on June 10, 1962, in Hannibal, MO. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary this year. She survives.
Dwaine is also survived by his four children: Tamara Bailey of Columbia, MO, Jerry Bailey (Linnea) of Columbia, MO, Tricia Calhoun of Vandalia, MO, and Scott Bailey of New London, MO; two brothers, W. Harold Bailey (Eva), and Roy D. Bailey (Cindy); two sisters: Yvonne Woodside (Mike), and Pauline Basnett; three grandchildren, Jordan Calhoun, Bailey Ann Calhoun, and Patrick Bailey; one uncle, three aunts, and fifteen nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lucille Kuntz.
Dwaine worked as an electrician and auto body repairman. He was an avid fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Mizzou basketball and football, and NASCAR. Dwaine was an avid bowler for over thirty years. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Dwaine's happiest times were those spent at family dinners and get togethers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jordan Calhoun, Bailey Ann Calhoun, Patrick Bailey, Buzzy Tobin, Dean Wilson, and Reggie Burton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
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Updated Nov. 28, 2012 @ 9:11 pm
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