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Rodney Carl Bailey

May 8, 1959 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Rodney Bailey Obituary

Rodney Carl Bailey, aged 64, passed away on February 6, 2024. Born on May 8, 1959 in Elkhart, Indiana, he was a cherished husband, father, brother, and friend who made a lasting impression on the hearts of those around him.

Rodney is survived by his loving wife , Diane C. Bailey; his children; Matthew (Allisa) Bailey of Elkhart, Indiana, Pam (Tim) Wold of Cassopolis, Michigan, and Sonny Kempton of Niles, Michigan; a sister, Janet (George) Fritsche of Elkhart, Indiana; and a brother, Scott Alan (LeAna) Bailey of Scottsboro, Alabama. His family circle extends to include several nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored. Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Erskine Bailey and Dorothy Ellen (Alwine) Bailey, as well as by his grandson, Jerry Kempton.

For many years, Rodney applied his considerable skills as a mechanic at Diamond Lake Marina, where his work was not only a profession but also a passion. His enthusiasm for life was reflected in his interest as an avid fisherman and a devoted NASCAR fan and memorabilia collector. He loved working with his hands building and fixing anything that came his way.  He loved his Savior, his church, and his church family.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, February 17, 2024 at  Dailey Church, 27046 Dunning St., Cassopolis,MI 49031.

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Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Dailey Church
27046 Dunning St.
Cassopolis, MI 49031


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