Gerald W. Bailey, 81, of Decatur, Ill. passed away at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Lincolnshire Place, Decatur.
Gerald was born October 22, 1936 in Decatur, the son of Arlie Anderson and Margaret (Goodrich) Bailey.
He was a member of Northwest Christian Church and the American Legion Post 105. He retired from Caterpillar after 38 years of service. Gerald enjoyed running, marathons, biking, boating and turkey and deer hunting.
Survivng are his sons: Todd W. Bailey (Kathy) of Oakley, Ill. and Dr. Timothy S. (Shelly) Bailey of Decatur, Ill., grandchildren: Hunter (Dillon) Damarin of Decatur, Jensen Bailey of Oakley, Megan, Anna, Bridget and Jacob Bailey, all of Decatur, brother: Wallace Bailey of Hillsboro, Ill., sister: Marilyn (Lawrence “Speed”) Beaty of Morrisonville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents
Memorial services were held on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Northwest Christian Church. Bringlinger and Earl Funeral Home of Decatur assisted the family with arrangements.