Douglas Lee Bailey

Douglas Lee Bailey, age 62, of Whitehall, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.
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Douglas Lee Bailey, age 62, of Whitehall, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.

Doug was born on February 19, 1958 in Richland Center to Gordon and Myrna (Potts) Bailey. He married Lois E. Green on September 27, 1980 in Richland Center.

Doug graduated from the Richland Center High School in 1976 and attended Western Wisconsin Technical College.

Doug was employed with Ashley Furniture as an Engineer for 33 years. He enjoyed the many people he worked with throughout the years and always had plenty of stories to tell about his career.

Doug raced snowmobiles and played softball in his younger days and also spent many years on bowling and pool leagues. He loved camping with family taking regular weekend trips during the summer throughout Wisconsin. Doug was an avid sports fan especially the Packers, Badgers and Brewers and could be found watching all the games from his recliner.

Doug faced many health challenges throughout his life but always seemed to push through with the support of his family. He was a proud husband and father but nothing compared to his love for his three grandsons that he adored so much.

Doug is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lois; his children, Heather Bailey of Whitehall and Eric (Erin) Bailey of Menomonie; three grandsons, Michael Payne and Emmitt and Easton Bailey; his mother, Myrna Bailey of Blair; a brother-in-law, David (Jane Johnson) Green of Mondovi; a sister-in-law, Janet (Dan) Lyons of Marshfield; his favorite four-legged pal, Milly and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doug is preceded in death by his father, Gordon; a brother, Don; his grandparents, Lloyd and Lula Potts and Carroll and Huldah Bailey and his beloved black lab, Lexi.

A public celebration of Doug’s life will be held at a later date.

The Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

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