Robert Dean ‘Bob’ Bailey

April 8, 1953-Feb. 1, 2023


Robert Dean “Bob” Bailey, 69, of Veedersburg passed away at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

Bob was born April 8, 1953, at Covington, the son of Paul L. and Elva E. (Purple) Bailey; his father has preceded him in death.

Surviving family include his mother, Elva E. Bailey, Crawfordsville; two brothers, Don (Sherry) Bailey, Veedersburg, and Ron (Tammy) Bailey, Bloomingdale; his long-time lady friend, Linda M. Roseman, Tilton, Illinois; her daughter and girls who he loved as his own, Robyn Heffern, Hannah and Madison; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Bob graduated from Covington High School in 1971. He was employed for 35 years at KIK Industries in Danville, Illinois, in the maintenance department prior to his retirement in 2020.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He was especially proud of the 1948 Willys Jeep he had restored, and enjoyed driving it around the community. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, with both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. being his favorite drivers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Dickerson Funeral Home, with Bill Carpenter officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Dickerson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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