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Fred Bailey Jr., 1927-2020

Fred Bailey, Jr. , 93, of Manito, IL, a winter resident of Lake Wales, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Grace Health Care.

He was born February 7, 1927 in Waverly, IL to the late Fred and Flora Bailey. He was a retired distribution manager in the transportation industry, worked at Pekin Distributing for 40 years ending his career as a warehouse manager. Fred was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, and the Eagles Club. Fred was also a charter member for the Pekin Boat Club.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Leta Bailey in 2015. He is survived by his son, Richard Bailey and wife Nancy of Pekin, IL; sister, Shirley May of Pekin, IL; grandchildren, Tammy Utsinger and husband Todd, Barry Lane and wife Ashleigh, and Angela Swiger and husband Tony; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

No services are scheduled at this time. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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