Jeffrey Lee Bailey, 59, of St. Petersburg, Florida and formerly of Berne, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 21, 1960 in Fort Meade, Maryland to Farmer and Margaret (Burns) Bailey. He was married on December 28, 1989 in Decatur to Karen L. Steffen.
He attended South Adams High School and was a friend of the Apostolic Christian Church. He worked many years in the construction industry at various companies in the area. He enjoyed collecting all sorts of things, including nice glass and silver. Other hobbies of his included attending carnivals, where he especially enjoyed playing the carnival games. He was a kid a heart and loved all of God’s creatures, especially animals. He will be missed by his two cats, Buttons and Tiny. More than anything else, he deeply loved his family.
He is survived by his wife; son, Rob (Sierra) Parker of Grabill; daughter, Teresa (Chris) Garner of Poneto; sister, Teresa (Ron) Greenway of Berne; eight grandchildren, Tim, Isaiah, Azerica, Jasmine, Dominic, Willow, Michael, and Zion; great-grandson, Steffen; 11 nieces and nephews, Sarah (Tony) Dawson; Kati (Jon) Myers; Elise VanHorn; Madison (Ben) Johnson; Josh VanHorn; Kaylie VanHorn; Caden Steffen; Tre (Brittaney) Steffen; Erika (Drew) Miller; Dharma Steffen; and Bailey Ellis; and two great-nieces, Alexis and Audrey Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Betty Bailey; his good friend, Rob Parker II; and his two pets, Cheesey the cat and Rascal the ferret.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service on Friday, January 10 at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Officiating will be Ron Kipfer. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwincaleharnish.com.