Brian Reed BaileyOctober 14, 1942 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 74)
Brian Reed Bailey, age 74, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the home of a friend after a bravely fought battle with cancer. He was born on October 14, 1942 in South Bend, Indiana to Lyle B. and Mildred R. (Zeiger) Bailey. He grew up in Kendallville and always had many fond memories of being a “west-ender.” He became a caddy at the golf course at a young age and his interest in golf led him to playing golf in high school. Brian graduated from Kendallville High School in 1960. He then went to Indiana University in Bloomington where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and was in the ROTC program. Brian graduated from I.U. in 1964 and then served in the U.S. Army in Korea as a Second Lieutenant. He later attended Indiana University Law School. He was a self employed contractor throughout his life and had many talents and skills. He saw beauty in objects that others might discard.
He is survived by a sister, Julia and Don Grubaugh of LaOtto; niece, Jennifer and Shane Clifford of Glenwood, Indiana; niece, Christina Grubaugh of LaOtto; two great nephews, Brady Clifford and Ryan Clifford of Glenwood, Indiana; and Margaret Klingerman, his longtime friend and caregiver. He also has many close friends in the Indianapolis area. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Edward Bailey, and brother, Scott Bailey.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Harry W. Moore Mortuary on Allisonville Road in Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM prior to the service.
Graveside services with military honors will take place Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to Roudebush V.A. Hospital in Indianapolis.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.
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