Obituary of Oliver Warren Bailey, Jr.
Oliver Warren Bailey Jr. (Bud) died February 5, 2020.
He was born February 15, 1921 in Gainesville, Florida.
At age 17, Bud joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked in the Pacific Northwest.
At 19, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served honorably for 30 years.
Bud served in the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines of the 1st Marine Corps Division in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He fought bravely on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester and New Britain Islands.
He also served in Korea and Vietnam and rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. Bud earned the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He was predeceased by his wife, Idell Sauls, his eldest daughter, Patricia McLeod and grandson James McLeod.
He is survived by his daughter Jan Bailey-Bruch and her family.
Bud was a generous friend to many and a loving father and grandfather. He left the world a better place.
The family wishes to thank the staff at The Pointe (formerly Brookdale) on Bay Pines Boulevard and the Purple Team of Suncoast Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation.
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