E. William Bailey, 77, Noblesville, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
Bill was born in Logansport Aug. 9, 1935. He married Ruth, his wife of 44 years, and together they were the foundation of a loving family.
Bill was a beloved father and Papa. His gentle spirit and kindness to everyone made his life an admirable example. He was extremely thoughtful and brought smiles to many through volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul. He was an avid photographer, animal lover and enthusiastic conversationalist. He was skilled at re-purposing things and appreciated the unusual. His sense of humor was enjoyed by everyone.
Bill’s career in sales was promoted by his sincerity and warm personality. He held positions in training and management for the Xerox Corporation for 20 years and retired early enough to enjoy life with Ruth and their wonderful friends. He served in the United States Navy and was a graduate of Indiana University.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his son, Mark Bailey and his daughter, Suzanne (Walter) Scott; two granddaughters, Stellamaris and Gloria Scott; brothers, Bob (Gerry), Jim (Sharon) and John (Diane); and sisters, Sue (Mike) Kiefer and Carolyn (Don) Yoakem. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Elizabeth (Elliott) Bailey and his brothers-in-law Robert Zimmerer and Fred Thomas of Kokomo.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Westfield. Burial will take place at Kokomo Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville.
Donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul in Noblesville, 1355 S. 10th St. Noblesville, IN 46060.