Larry Lee Bailey, 71, passed away at 3:00 a.m. on May 12, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born on October 31, 1947, in Lincoln, IL; son of George V. and Delores A. (Roehm) Bailey. He married Sandy Prince on July 31, 1966. She survives him.
Also, surviving Larry are his daughters: Pam (John) Mays and Laura (Keith) Brewer both of Wentzville, MO; one granddaughter: Delaney Mays; one brother: Daniel Bailey of Clearwater, FL; one sister: Carolyn Fults of Springfield, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Larry proudly served in the United States Army from November 14, 1966- November 14, 1968. He served with the 4th infantry division in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart for wounds received in Vietnam, The Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and the National Defense Medal.
Larry retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Decatur, IL on August 2, 2002, where he was Manufacturing Manager over the construction and mining truck division.
Larry was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Larry will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Services for Larry will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lincoln with Pastor Steve Blaum officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service also at the church. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post # 263. Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to The Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.