John L. Bailey SR, 71, a life long resident of Clarendon passed away Tuesday afternoon May 18, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie with his family by his side. He was born on June 24, 1949 in Towanda, PA the son of Richard Bailey and Helen Shafferr Bailey. John was a graduate of Warren High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was employed at the former Delux Plant. He was a member of the VFW of Clarendon post #314. John loved tractors of any kind, he especially enjoyed the task of taking them apart and the challenge putting them back together. He thoroughly enjoyed tinkering around and could be refered to by many as a master tinker. He enjoyed carpentry work and built many things in his home. He loved gardening and would raise bountiful harvests each year. John was a avid football fan, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. He would relax by listening to loud music.
Left behind to cherish John’s memory are his wife Debrah Bailey at home, his dog Gizmo; his sons: Fred Bailey, clarendon; John Bailey Jr (Rufinna), Sheffield: Allen Crouse, warren; Scott Crouse, North Carolina; Michael Bailey (Jessica), Sheffield; Andrew Bailey (Nikki), Warren; A daughter: Nikki Bailey (Larry), Sheffield, his brother: Richard (Dick) Bailey; Irvin(Bud) Bailey; Thomas Bailey; Ray Bailey; his sisters: Carol Dibble; Margie Fowler; Diane Elvidge; Joyce Walter; Susie Carlson; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers James and Robert Bailey and a sister Donna Bailey. John’s family will welcome family and friends on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield. Military Honors will be presented at 3 PM at the Funeral Home by Clarendon- Sheffield VFW’s and Warren American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial donations can be made to the Clarendon Vets Club 22 Bown Ave Clarendon, PA 16313.
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