Richard D. ("Dick") Bailey

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1932
Died: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Richard “Dick” Bailey, 84, long-time resident of LeRoy, PA passed away Wednesday evening, October 11, 2017 while surrounded by loved ones at Monroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Florida.
Richard, also known as “Dick” or “Chet” to family and friends, was born November 24, 1932 in Powell, PA, a son of the late Aaron W. and Ethel I. (Stone) Bailey.  He was a 1950 graduate of Towanda High School before serving our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  On April 20, 1957 he married the former Patricia A. Morse in the East Canton United Methodist Church.   They shared over 60 wonderful years together and raised two children.  In early years, Dick worked at Canton’s Bellows Valvair.  He then was an agent with Prudential Insurance and Securities until retiring after 23 years.  After retiring, to keep busy he worked as a security guard for the DuPont Co. in Towanda.
Dick was very active in his community and was blessed with many friends.  He served as LeRoy Twp. Constable for many years, was a life-member of Canton’s V.F.W Post 714 and the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch.  Dick was a long-time member of Mountain Top Hunting Camp and a former director and president of Canton’s Rod & Gun Club.  He was active in the Canton F. & A.M. Lodge 415, the Scottish Rite in Towanda and the Williamsport Consistory. He was a former director of the Canton Area School Board, a Canton Moose Lodge 429 member for many years and a Mid-Florida Lakes Homeowners Association member in Leesburg, FL.  
Love for family was most important in Dick’s life.  Many happy times were shared with loved ones.  Dick was also an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting and fishing.  He would love to sit on his front porch in LeRoy and discuss all his knowledge and his adventures on his beloved Barclay Mountain with all that would stop by, as many did.
He and his wife Pat enjoyed many winters in Florida, not only to be nearer the grandkids, but for the shuffle board playing, bike riding and golf cart driving which became enjoyable past times.
In addition to his beloved wife Pat, surviving are two daughters; Pamela Collins of Granville Summit and Susan (Steven) Scott of Leesburg, FL, two granddaughters; Stephanie (John) Gardner and Stacey Scott (fiancé Danny Dorminy) all of Lady Lake, FL, a sister, Marjorie Douglas of Buffalo, NY, several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son-in-law, David M. Collins, a brother and sister-in-law; Jack S. and Betty Bailey and brother-in-law, Francis Douglas.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 27th, at the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton, with the Canton Masonic Lodge honoring Richard at 5:45 p.m.   Pastor Larry Jennings, Jr. will officiate the funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday with military honors accorded at the funeral home.   Burial will follow in LeRoy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Mr. Bailey’s name to the V.F.W. Post 714, 28 Troy St. Canton, PA 17724 or to a charity of one’s choice. Share memories and condolences at

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Charles and Carola Storrs
   Posted Thu October 19, 2017
We are so sorry to learn of Dick's passing and send our deepest sympathy to you all.
He was a wonderful friend and we will always cherish the memories of time spent together.
Charlie & Carola

Sharon W. May
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Love to you, Sharon

VFW Post 1536
   Posted Sun October 22, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Fred and Betty LaMont
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.Love from your old neighbors.

Lea Crimbring
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Dear Pat and all of Dick's family and friends,
I am so sorry to learn of Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Brad and Faye Pepper
   Posted Tue October 24, 2017
We were sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was a good man.

Jane Daley
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Bailey's passing. May you remember the great times to console you in your days to come. May God hold you all close until you are all together, again. Much love!

George and Bobbee Wilcox
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
Our Sincere Sympathy to Dick's family.

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