SALEM - William Thomas Bailey, Jr. “Tom”, a lifelong resident of Salem, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021. He was born January 28, 1945 in Salem.
Tom served his country in the U.S. Navy and worked at Mullins/American Standard. A longtime member of the Salem Elks Lodge #305, everyone who knew Tom appreciated his humor and his “go big or go home” attitude toward living life to the fullest. Friends and extended family will think of him and smile.
He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Erzsebet (nee Farkas) Bailey. Tom leaves the family in the loving care of the next generation of Robin Renner (Donna), Amy Miranda (Frank), Elizabeth Kopanski (James), Sheryl Sowers, Andrea Renner (Elizabeth) and Scott Sowers.
Tom joins in glory, his parents, William T. Bailey, Sr. and Martha (Schmid) Bailey Redden and his sisters, Nancy K. Renner and Sally L. Sowers.
He will be remembered warmly by his great nieces and nephews Mindy, Frank Jr., Angeline, Jack, Paige and Jenna.
A memorial service will be held with an Elks service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021 at Stark Memorial with Rev. Aimee Raymond officiating. Please abide by CDC guidelines. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tom's name to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o VFW Post 892, 496 Arch St., Salem, OH 44460 or https://donate.dav.org/donate.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
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Disabled American Veterans
VFW Post 892, 496 Arch St., Salem OH 44460