Family and friends will celebrate the life of Gary Don Bailey at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Saturday, October 15, 2022. We invite you to view his live-streamed service on this page and sign his virtual guestbook.
Gary Don Bailey was born June 14th, 1948, in Leonard, Texas. Their family later relocated to Plainview in September 1959. He was one of 8 children, and we all know that means, there was never a dull moment. After graduating from Plainview High School in 1968, he was drafted into the Army the same year. He was sent to Fort Bliss, then diverted to Hawaii, and finally ended up in Okinawa, Japan. After serving 2 years in the armed forces as a military driver, he came home to Plainview.
Gary was a loving father to his 3 sons, a devoted husband, and an extremely adoring Gramps. He enjoyed cowboy and western movies, horses, anything sweet, and most of all, his beloved dog Charlie. He spent his spare time with his family, drawing, and reading. He had a passion for Christ and was a devoted Christian. Gary LOVED Jesus, and always enjoyed a good sermon at Trinity Church.
Throughout his professional career, Gary served in several different route sales positions with a few different companies. Most notably, he retired from Frito Lay in 2014 after 17 years of service here in Lubbock, Texas. After retiring, he drove newspaper publications to surrounding towns for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
He will be remembered for his fantastic sense of humor, his deep and loving compassion for his family, and his caring heart. He was a wonderful man who was loved by many, and we will always carry him in our hearts.
Survivors include his immediate family. His wife, Sandy; their son, Bryce Bailey, his wife, Nikki, and their daughter, Oaklynn, all of Lubbock; two sons, Chad Bailey of Justin, and Brandon Bailey of Plainview
He is also survived by two sisters, Diane Laurent and Debbie Young, both of Plainview; one brother, Ron Bailey and his wife, Diane of Abernathy; and one brother-in-law, Bill Mayfield of Plainview.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Alma, and four sisters, Glenda Higgs, Jean Cathey, Pat Wheeler, and Marleta Mayfield.