David L. Bailey / 1940-2009

Published 5:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2009

David L. Bailey

David L. Bailey

David L. Bailey, 69, of Berrien Center, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, at home following a long courageous battle with melanoma.

A memorial service will be held Saturday Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at Friends in Faith Community Church, 6550 Keigley St., Eau Claire.

David was born on Feb. 17, 1940 in Keeler, to Lester and Mildred (Leach) Bailey.
David served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong mechanic, repairing small engines to large industrial machinery. He was last employed at Ferguson Michiana, Inc. in Eau Claire and after retirement worked for the Emma Teichman Farm.

David loved the game of horseshoes and visiting with friends and family.

On June 5, 1982, he married Judy (Strong) Fisher who survives.

In addition to his loving wife, Judy, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah West of St. Joseph; a son, Randolph (Diane) of Bangor; one special step-daughter, Debora (Mike) Conley of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Marian Strand of Watervliet, Linda (Jerry) Curtis of Dowagiac, and Sandy (Doug) Rouse of Benton Harbor; two brothers, Don (Pat) and Dennis both of Decatur; one grandson; Duncan (Lauren) Fisher of Berrien Center, and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jim Strand.

Memorials in his memory may be directed to Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Road, Buchanan, MI 49107, Eau Claire; Cherry Festival Horseshoe Tournament, 6507 E. Main St., Eau Claire, MI 49111, or to Friends in Faith Community Church, 6550 Keigley Street Eau Claire, MI 49111.