Marvin Clifford Bailey, 72, of 1346 North 1720th St Fowler, IL died 5:30 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
Born October 8, 1937 in Quincy, Marvin was the son of Glen Clifford and Dorothy O’Dear Bailey. He married Ruth H. Jones on August 11, 1962 in Quincy. She survives.
Marvin served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He served as a volunteer fireman in Fowler, and was a member of Machinist Lodge 822. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, Nascar, antique tractors, playing cards, gardening and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with his
family and grandchildren.
He was employed as a machinist at Hollister-Whitney for 13 years, Moorman Manufacturing for 18 years and at Marlboro Wire for 6 years until his retirement in 2000.
Survivors include his wife Ruth, three daughters Leola L. Gott of Buffalo, MO, Brenda L. Nichols and her husband Daniel of Mendon and Catherine M. Howell and her husband Joshua of Payson; one son David W. Bailey of Quincy; eight grandchildren Tyler Gott, Sarah Ellerman, Cassondra Rosson, Christopher Bailey, Kalynn Woutzke, Natalie Howell, Connor Howell and Tyson Howell; four great grandchildren Madelyn Hull, Sydney Hull, Kalie Phillips and Joscelynn Bailey; three sisters Mary Goertz and her husband Chuck of Quincy, Dixie Oenning of Quincy and Brenda Bailey of Chicago; one
brother Donald R. Bailey and his wife Mary of Harrison, AR. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, and cousins; and an aunt-in-law, Sadie Stoner of Edina.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Terry Lee, Jackie, Glen “Sonny” Bailey and one grandson Klayton Howell.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 12, 2010 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Pastor Basil Bevans officiating. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery with Quincy American Legion Post Number 37 conducting full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Heart Center or to Blessing Dialysis.