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P.O. Box 406, 165 W. Oak St.
Phone: (989) 539-7810
Carl Bailey

Carl Fredrick Bailey

Monday, August 3rd, 1931 - Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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Carl Fredrick Bailey 87 of Harrison passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Carl was born August 3, 1931 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania the son of Earl Redrick Bailey and Zelda (Ankney) Bailey. Carl honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
On June 5, 1982, in Trenton, Michigan, Carl was united in marriage to the former Linda Lee Brown. Mr. Bailey had resided in Harrison since 1988, moving from Lincoln Park, Michigan. Carl was employed with McCord Corporation of Wyandotte, Michigan with over twenty-six years of service and then went to work and retired from ITT Manufacturing of Roscommon, Michigan after many years of employment. Carl loved boating, fishing, camping, playing racquetball, baseball, maintaining his home and yard, deer hunting, both rifle and bow and playing bingo at the V.F.W. Post 1075 of Harrison. He was known to be a master of Mahjong games. Many will remember Carl as a fun and loving guy with a great wit and sense of humor.
Surviving Mr. Bailey is his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Mrs. Linda Lee Bailey of Harrison, his five daughters; Nicole (Rob) Mazzola of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Kristen (Mike) Bailey of Harrison, Patty Rizzi of Southgate, Michigan, Cheryl Keathley of Wyandotte, Michigan and Renee (Jim) Carr of Trenton, Michigan, his four sons; John (Cindy) Bailey of Melvindale, Michigan, Carl (Lynn) Bailey of New Hudson, Michigan, David Bailey of Garden City, Michigan and Philip Bailey of Lincoln Park, twenty grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, plus a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, his tropical parrots; Sassy, Ruby, Bailey, Billie and Elbie. Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Sonny Bailey and his first wife, Faith Bailey.
Funeral services honoring Mr. Bailey will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, with Pastor Connie Bongard officiating. Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Military honors will be held immediately following services under the auspices of the V.F.W. Post 1075 of Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Bailey may be considered to the Bailey family, in care of: Linda Lee Bailey. To share an online memory or condolence with Carl’s family, please visit: Arrangements for Mr. Bailey are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Stocking Funeral Home
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 3:00pm
    Stocking Funeral Home
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Connie Bongard


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Posted at 06:32pm
With love and hugs, Jim, Renee, Tiffany, Jerry, Mathew, Shelby, Eva, Jared & Oliver
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Linda Bailey

Posted at 02:45pm
Carl was the only person I knew who could put 5-6 cuss words in one sentence. And even add another sentence with additional cuss words. He always called himself a true fighting Irishman! Not sure where he got that, maybe from working in the factory, but he said he inherited it from his father! He loved to keep active, between racket ball, work baseball at company picnics, he was able to fully enjoy himself camping with friends, as I am a Holiday Inn person and always left him go with my best wishes, to unwind and just have fun. He did that during deer hunting camps as well. But he was well know for his wonderful smile and the twinkle in his eye when he was up to something. He loved all 9 children equally, and the 20 grandchildren they provided for his legacy- his only regret was that having so many, things had to be planned, and all had busy schedules of their own. But he tried to keep all together, but life is hectic at times. As he got older, he was not as prone to travel as much. His only regret would be not knowing the great grandchildren that came along, but he was thrilled to be able to meet and hold his first great great granddaughter. That made a 5 generation picture which I included on the web site.
I will greatly miss him, but carry him in my heart. But I have no one now to share the close relationship that we had together, we ended up being like two "peas in a pod". I took on his many ways, and likewise with him. I do not regret our wonderful 37 year marriage, luckily we were able to celebrate 25 yrs, but I knew to celebrate 50 yrs would be dreaming. I only am not sure what to do now, the house is so lonely, no cuss words, and even the birds have been quiet. They say animals know when things have happened. I thank you all those near and far, relatives, family and friends. Carl's name will be displayed on the walls of the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, and his ashes will be stored there as well.. Family members needing to be close, please feel free to visit and speak with your Dad there, he will always be in your hearts, and again remember he loved all of you, and even the newer ones he was never given the chance to met. I love you and will miss you greatly, but I am glad you have passed and are now with the Lord, and are no longer in pain or suffering. It was time to leave me, we knew when we married that we would only have so long, with the age difference and we made each day count together. Love your wife Linda

Debbie Posted at 12:53pm

Two peas in a pod describes you and Carl perfectly!

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Posted at 11:45am
With Love...Debbie, Becky, Nick, Christian. Ameel II Ashley Joe Judy Halie
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Jody & Maureen Middleton & Family

Posted at 03:25pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Mary Bailey

Posted at 09:55pm
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Just remember the good times.

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