David Martin "Coach" Bailey, 71, of Hannibal, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home.
Friends and family are invited to David’s Life Celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the home of his children Andrea and Troy Scott, located at 52512 Norwoods Place in Hannibal.
The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
David was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Hannibal to Edward and Dorothy Quattrocchi Bailey.
He was married to Mary J. Kampmeinert on June 28, 1969 in St. Louis. She survives.
Other survivors include David’s children, Andrea and Troy Scott; two grandchildren, Keaton Bailey Scott and Cooper Martin Scott; one brother-in-law, Robert Kampmeinert (Betsy); special family, Sharon McGauly (Michael) and their daughter Kim Jakovich (Frank) and their daughter, Hayley Jakovich. Also surviving are many friends and extended family that David always enjoyed and loved.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
David attended McCooey, graduating from Hannibal High School in 1965. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
David began his professional career in public education as a teacher and coach at the Hannibal Junior High School. After teaching, David started a career in business, opening the Locker Room and B&S Sports shop. David moved into commercial development and later retired as a residential real estate developer.
Family was always David’s first love, with sports and golf a close second. David loved to share his love of sports with his grandsons, family and friends. An avid golfer, David and Mary often played whenever they could, even between their grandsons’ ballgames when traveling to watch them play. Mizzou Football and Basketball, Cardinal Baseball, golf and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament were a few of David’s favorites. Trips with family were a joy for David, from Cardinals Spring Training to southern California and winters in Arizona with childhood friend and "family" Wayne Harbourn and his wife Cheryl. A love of landscaping kept David busy planting along with gardening and yard work. Blues music, watching the hummingbirds in his yard and following his grandsons activities were always interests that David took pleasure in.
If David loved you, he probably had a nickname for you, whether his daughter, Andrea, that he affectionately referred to as "Bubbles" or some memorable variation of your name, David made those around him feel special. David was always true to himself, a class act that embraced life with a smile and a story. He loved his family, friends and his sports David enjoyed nothing more than simply being at his children’s home with family and friends. David’s smile, his quotes and his distinctive hats will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.
David was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Memorials can be made to the Hannibal Regional Foundation Patient Assistance Fund. David was eternally grateful for the support he received from Hannibal Regional, especially the many doctors who cared for him. This fund assists others in receiving care.
Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Harbourn, Jack Calvert, Todd Crabtree, Frank Jakovich, Jeanne McClelland, Connor Bross, Carl Zupan and Jerry Scott.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com