Clifford W. Bailey, age 84, of Sailor Springs, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Clay County Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1937, in Clay County, Illinois, the son of Forrest and Myrtle (Potts) Bailey. He was united in marriage to Joann Gill on May 31, 1958, and together they have shared 63 wedding anniversaries.
Clifford had worked at the International Shoe Company, Fedders in Effingham, Southwire, and retired after serving as the Sailor Springs Postmaster for a number of years. He was a longtime dedicated member and elder at Sailor Springs Christian Church. He enjoyed putting out a big garden each year and had been an active coon hunter.
He is survived by his wife: Joann Bailey of Sailor Springs; 2 daughters: Teresa Bailey and husband Harold Barbour of Spring Grove and Tammy Bailey of Sainte Marie; a sister: Eileen Green of Indiana; a brother: Ralph Bailey and wife Charlene of Louisville; 2 sisters-in-law: Iris Bailey of Pana and Judy Carder of Clay City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Agnes Coe Dell Hilligoss, Forrest Berdett Bailey, Lloyd Othal Bailey, Arden Bernell Bailey, and Arthur Leon Bailey; and a son-in-law: Bob Frye.
A funeral ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Sailor Springs Christian Church with Tim Schnautz officiating. Interment will follow in Dillman Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday evening, July 11, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, and 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Dillman Cemetery and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com