Charles Samuel “Sam” Bailey, 84, of Lebanon, passed away on March 28, 2019, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, Indiana. He was born in Boone County on May 31, 1934; a son of the late Samuel Raymond and Frances (Marlow) Bailey.
Sam graduated from Sheridan High School in May 1952. On May 31, 1953, he was married 65 years to Jacqueline “Kay” (Barnes) Bailey; she preceded him in death on November 17, 2018.
Sam has been a lifelong resident and farmer in Boone and Hamilton Counties. He also worked and managed the Indian Trails Branch of the former Boone County Co-Op for over twenty years retiring from there in 1999 but continuing to farm, raise cattle and horses for several years.
Sam enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He especially loved being able to show his grandkids and great grandkids around the farm either on a John Deere tractor or his Gator. The rides would almost always entail going to the creek to throw rocks and end up in the garden to pick produce and bring into the house for Granny.
Sam’s welcoming (and sometimes mischievous) smile will be greatly missed. Family members would like to gratefully recognize and thank the wonderful staff at Homewood and Brookdale Hospice for their kind care and attention.
Sam leaves behind:
Children: Victor Bailey of Lebanon, Indiana
Verona (Brian) Shipley of Silver Springs, Florida
Vince (Lisa) Bailey of Louisville, Kentucky
Seven Grandchildren: Eric (Melissa) Bailey
Jessica (Don) Craig
Renee (Jordan) Small
Jennifer (Byron) Hutto
Nicholas Bailey and fiancée, Laura Goggin
Ten Great Grandchildren: Sam Bailey, Emmett Bailey, Aleia Couchman, Paige Couchman, Ethan Hibbs, Hannah Small, Oliver Small, Evelyn Hutto, Isaac Hutto, Greta Hutto.
One Great-Great Grandchild due in October 2019
Three Brothers: Robert Bailey of Zionsville
Richard (Jacque) Bailey of Tennessee
Kenneth (Sue) Bailey of Dover
Sister: Luetta Howe of Mechanicsburg
In addition to his parents and wife, Sam was preceded in death by one daughter, Vanesa Bailey; brother, Thomas L. Bailey; brother-in-law, Robert Howe and two sisters-in-law, Frances Bailey and June Bailey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Myers Mortuary 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Indiana.
Visitation is planned for Sunday, March 31 from 2:00 -6:00 p.m., at the funeral home in Lebanon. Interment will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Association Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or Boone County Cancer Society, 117 West Elm Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052