William D. "Bill" Bailey
September 01, 1932 - October 31, 2017
William D. “Bill” Bailey, Jr., 85 of Rosamond, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was born September 1, 1932 in Pana, IL to William D. & Lucille (Maxedon) Bailey, Sr.
Bill lived his entire life on the family farm and the area surrounding. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a former member of the Pana Elks Lodge. He worked as a layout developer for Caterpillar and helped on the family farm. Bill liked watching the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Bears, and U of I Basketball. He played in a fast pitch softball league and enjoyed playing basketball, bowling and square dancing.
Bill married Sandra L. Williams on November 24, 1955 at St. Patrick’s Church in Pana and she survives. He is also survived by his children: David (Charlotte) Bailey of Mattoon, IL and Tara (John “Chip”) Hodam of Chesterfield, MO; and grandchildren: Jenna (Brad) Case, Bryan (Maddie) Bailey, Chad Bailey, Aaron Hodam, and Nate Hodam. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Per Bill’s wishes private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorials made in Bill’s memory are suggested to The American Diabetes Association or Pana Community Hospital Foundation and will be received at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home which is assisting the family with arrangements.