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Thomas L. Bailey, 71, of Rosedale, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 8, 1946, in Terre Haute, the son of Thomas Wayne Bailey and Rosalie Gail Johnson. Tom married Rebecca McPheeters on Dec. 10, 1966, in Rosedale.
Tom worked at Canteen Corporation for 18 years. He also worked at Tractor Supply for 18 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of Terre Haute First Baptist Church and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School in 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Becky of Rosedale; five children, Robin (Scott) Rice of Sullivan, Birch Bailey of Rosedale, Betsy (Dan) Leslie of Terre Haute, Ryan Bailey of Davenport, Iowa and Amber (Chris) Allen of Richmond; four grandchildren, Delaney Rice, C.J. Leslie, Oliver Leslie and Nathan Allen; and brother, Steve Bailey (Kathy) of San Antonio.
Memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Rosedale United Methodist Church, Rosedale. Friends and family may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville assisted with arrangements.
Published on September 16, 2017
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