Noel Oren Bailey, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL. Noel was born on December 15, 1927 in Paducah, KY, a son of the late O. Bailey and Maggie (Newsome) Green.
Noel was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On November 1, 1947, Noel married Joyce Jean Blada, the love of his life, in St. Louis, MO., and Joyce passed away on February 10, 2017. He had retired from Granite City Steel as an engineer after forty-two years of dedicated service. Noel was a faithful member Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed gardening, traveling with Joyce and going to church to serve the Lord. Noel loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Noel was preceded in death by two sons, Neil and Bruce Bailey; sister, Ninete Crabtree; and by his stepfather, Leonard Green.
He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bobi Bailey of Alliance, NE; daughter-in-law, Martha Bailey of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to John Bailey, Barb Hustedt, Dodi Megli and Holly Bailey; proud great-grandfather to Nathan Bailey, Beca Bailey, Austin Hustedt, Kayla Hustedt, Rett Megli and Reese Megli; proud great-great-grandfather to Anna Bailey and Lexi Bailey.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Noel will be laid to rest next to Joyce at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Vitas Hospice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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