Sidney Keith Bailey

Sept. 17, 1950 – May 14, 2018


Sidney Keith Bailey was born on September 17, 1950, to Donald D. Bailey and Betty June Smith, and passed away at home on May 14, 2018, under hospice care.

In 1958, when he was only 8 years old, the family moved to North Hollywood, Calif. To try to make a better life for them all, he spent time in Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. In 1968, he and his brother, Wayne, moved back to Ohio to visit his dad and family. While there, he enlisted in the Navy and spent a year there. Then, in 1972, he and his buddy went on leave to his buddy’s home town and he met the love of his life, Eloise Markley, and soon after they were married. That lasted 34 years.

Sid worked at a recycling plant and drove a forklift for 24 years. Sid loved to go fishing, hunting, bowling, eating out with family on birthdays, playing cards on some Saturdays, and going down to the VFW post and playing pool with his brother, Don, and friends.

Sid was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Markley, of Williamsport, Pa.; his dad, Donald D. Bailey, Sr., of Dayton, OH; his brother, Wayne Bailey, of Bodfish, Calif.; Grandma and Grandpa Smith of Dayton, OH; Grandma and Grandpa Bailey of Dayton, OH; and lots of aunts and uncles.

Sid is survived by his mother, Betty J. Bush, and stepfather, Clinton D. Bush, of Bodfish, Calif.; brother Donald Bailey, Jr., and wife Penny of Bodfish, Calif.; sister Vicki Baner of Lake Isabella, Calif.; Bonnie Wimmer and Steve of Weldon, Calif.; his stepdaughters, Wanda, Penny and Glory; stepsons Johns, Daniel, Joe, David and Donald; and lots of cousins.

Services will be held June 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Valley Mortuary.