Edgar M. Bailey, age 81, of North Branch, Michigan, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Genesys Health Park. Edgar was born December 14, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Francis and Myrtle (Rodgers) Bailey.
Edgar grew up in Warren, Michigan and graduated from Warren High in 1942. After serving his country during WWII in the Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer with the [4th] Raider Battalion, he attended Lawrence Tech for 4 years, while beginning his career with Local 292 and Local 80 with the International Sheet Metal Workers Union.
On June 28, 1947 he married Mildred Motyka at St. Anne in Warren, Michigan. Mildred and Edgar lived in Warren for 37 years. After retirement they lived in Canadian Lakes for 5 years prior to their move to North Branch for the past 7 years. Edgar was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of St. Anne in Warren. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council #9568 and 4th Degree Assembly of Imlay City.
Edgar enjoyed all sports and he coached his children in many sports while they attended school. He also enjoyed reading, and remodeling his homes.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughters; Barbara (Phillip) Cassady of Royal Oak, Michigan, Jo Anne (Rahul) Sangal of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, sons; Edward James (Dana) Bailey of Wellington, Florida, Gregory Paul Bailey of North Branch, Michigan, and Michael Joseph (Darnelle) Bailey of Eastpointe, Michigan, brothers; Frank Bailey of Warren, Michigan, and Thomas Bailey of Lake Orion, Michigan, and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond and James.
Family suggest memorials may be made to the North Branch Knights of Columbus.
The family will be present for visitation on Monday, March 8, 2004 from 6 to 8, Tuesday, March 9, 2004 from 12 to 8, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. On Wednesday, March 10, 2004, Edgar will lie in state at the church from 10:00 – 11:00. the funeral mass will be 11:00, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in North Branch, Michigan, with Fr. Richard Treml officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Branch, Michigan.
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home