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Platoon Sergeant Clarence Bailey

Platoon Sergeant Clarence Bailey
   Platoon Sergeant Clarence Bailey, serial number 320338, age 93, rendezvoused with his men on Thursday, July 7.
   He was born October 28, 1917 in Richmond to Harley “Jack” and Ethel Williams Bailey. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 1941. During World War Two, he fought from island to island in the Pacific Theatre, leading a platoon of Marines throughout the duration of the war. He returned home to work as a machinist, retiring from NATCO.
   Mr. Bailey was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge #159 and a life member of VFW Post 1108 in Richmond.
   He is survived by his; daughter, Carol (Jim) Robinson; son, Bill (Debbie) Bailey; granddaughters, Stacie Barker, Amy Quante (Trevor), Jennie Bailey, and Erin Bailey; and 7 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Peirce Bailey, in 1973; second wife, Frances Bailey, in 2010; and great-granddaughter, Bailey Smith, in 2010.
   Special thanks are due to the caregivers who made his last days comfortable.
   Services will be held at a later date.
    Platoon Sergeant Bailey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and was always first and foremost a US Marine. Semper Fi forever. 

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In the final formation, this Sergeant performed an admiral job effecting/affecting the lives of many who will mourn his passing.

It is with deepest sympathy and our sincerest condolences that we salute, with honor, those who will miss him the most.

with warmest regards,
Dan and Sue

Drs. Dan and Sue Semko Jul 17 2011 12:00 AM