Donald Keith Bailey

Born: Mon., Apr. 2, 1928
Died: Wed., Apr. 30, 2014

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Mr. Donald Keith Bailey, age 86, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, following several days of declining health.

Born April 2, 1928 in Rockford, IL, he was the son of Albert A. and Mary Etta (Cortelyou) Bailey.  On August 6, 1950 he married Betty B. Newsome who survives.

Donald served in the United States Army Air Corps for three years from 1946 to 1949 attaining the rank of Sgt. He retired in 1986 from Marathon Refinery in Robinson, IL, where the majority of the time he worked in operations and finally in maintenance. His memberships include E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion; AF & AM 250 Masonic Lodge, Robinson, IL; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville, IL; Wabash Cannon Ball Camping Club; Robinson Summer League of Babe Ruth Baseball, Secretary/Treasurer; President of Robinson Little League for several years; Cubmaster, Pack 327.

Survivors include his wife, Betty B. (Newsome) Bailey, Robinson, IL; sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Rebecca Bailey, Harrisville, UT; Trevor and Pari Bailey, Belview MN; daughter and significant other, Ginger Doucet and Jimmy Zinz, Robinson, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Pauline Bailey, Robinson, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Ray Miller, Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Taira and Tim Lindsay, Flat Rock, IL; Tony and Tina Doucet, Robinson, IL; Daniel Griffith, Corona, CA; James R. Griffith, Huntsville, UT; Pari Elizabeth Bailey, Belview, MN; six great grandchildren; brother-in-law and spouse, Robert and Loretta Newsome, Oblong, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Pryce Bailey; Frank Bailey; Jerry Bailey and sister, Anna L. Wiman.

The family has chosen cremation with a private family memorial service at a later date.

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Rev. Dr. John Ragan
   Posted Fri May 02, 2014
Trevor, Pari, and family:

We were saddened to hear about Donald's death and express to you our deepest sympathy. Our prayer is that the Risen Lord will continue to hold you in the days ahead as you enter into the journey of grief. "Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth." May God grant Donald eternal rest and peace.

The Ragans

Phyllis Hall
   Posted Fri May 02, 2014
To Don's family members, many of whom I know.
i thought Betty had hit the jackpot on handsome guys when she rounded up Don, and ask me to sing at the beautiful wedding. I have known att he brothers, and sisters except Pryce, and have been great ful for having known all of you, so I want to add my condolences for you. God bless, and give you peace. Phyllis (Brown)Hall

Rick & Norma Lowe
   Posted Fri May 02, 2014
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat & DoyleArtman
   Posted Fri May 02, 2014
Betty, Ginger and families' thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Hang on to the wonderful memories that you have.
Pat & Doyle

Michele Fitts
   Posted Fri May 02, 2014
Betty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shirley Pate Burton
   Posted Sat May 03, 2014
Betty, Our thoughts & prayers to you & family. Remember the camping days,
We have so many good memories. If you need to talk or just a friend to listen, I am here for you.
Peace be with you.

Rich & Linda Sullivan
   Posted Tue May 06, 2014
Pastor Tevor, Pastor Pari, Pari Beth & Don's family,
Our sympathy to your family and all your extended family. We did not know your Dad, but knowing you, Trevor, he had to have been a wonderful man! Hold memories dear, and God Bless.

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