Robert F. Bailey Jr., of Niles

June 3, 1966 — Feb. 8, 2018

Robert F. Bailey Jr., 51, of Niles, Michigan died Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2018, at this home following an extended illness.

He was born on June 3, 1966, in San Antonio, Texas to Robert F. and Maryam (Demir) Bailey Sr., and was graduated from Niles High School. He was an automobile glass technician, and was self-employed for many years, but also worked at John’s Glass in Niles.

Robert F. Bailey Jr.

He has lived in Niles all of his life.

Bob enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, tuning them to a higher performance and ready to show. He also enjoyed working-out at the YMCA, including the weightlifting exercises. His greatest joy was his family, and especially his sons of whom he was very proud.

He was sadly preceded in death by one of his sons, Brooke Robert Bailey on Aug. 23, 2008, and by his parents, Bob and Maryam Bailey Sr.

Surviving family includes his sons, Jordan (Casey) Bailey and Derek Shufelt, both of Niles; and Bob’s siblings, Margie Butler and Jackie Younger, both of Niles, Wilma (David) DiManna of Sylvania, Ohio, and William (Lisa) Bailey of Edwardsburg, Michigan; several nieces and nephews; and a wonderful circle of caregivers and friends.

The family of Bob Bailey will gather to honor his life and share memories at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main St. in Niles. Committal will follow at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, 905 North Front St., Niles, MI 49120. Online condolences may be left at: halbritterwickens.com

Cass County

Cassopolis man rescued from Saddlebag Lake

News

Niles graduate retiring after 50 years with American Airlines

Cass County

County health department announces 1,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 65 and older

Business

Wounded Minnow owner reacts to proposal to extend curfew, community support amid pandemic

Cass County

Two sentenced through Cass County’s Adult Treatment Court

Dowagiac

New Dowagiac police officers ready to serve community

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager provides update to Rotary

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to jail

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass businesses awarded Michigan Small Business Survival grants

Education

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

Education

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

Buchanan

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

Dowagiac

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

Cass County

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions