Condolences for Donald “Don” E. Bailey

Jim Swanson posted on 11/22/16

Don and I were school mates. Then we went different ways on to college, etc. Finally lost touch with Don and tried many times to locate him. We reconnected just a few years ago when he was back at New Salem directing a production he had been in as a school boy. I am saddened by his passing and express my heartfelt sympathies to all his family.


Priscilla Griffin Hughs posted on 11/21/16

My memories of Don go back to family reunions at New Salem State Park when we were "young"! We grew up, I moved away and we never saw each other after that, but we re-connected after the death of his mother. But I always knew what he was doing, as there were close family connections. He truly seemed to live life to the fullest, and I'm sure he'll continue to do so, and maybe lead the choir of "Heavenly Angels"! My sympathies to Velma and extended family.


SY posted on 11/21/16

My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort in the memories and in the promise found in the Bible at Acts 24:15 for our love ones who have fallen asleep in death.


Gary Stone posted on 11/20/16

I first met Don, back in the late 60's, when he worked at Winch's Floral Shop. He was one of the nicest, funniest people I ever knew; whenever he told a funny story, or - especially - when he laughed, he reminded me of Paul Lynde (ala Laugh In, Hollywood Squares). I was just talking about him a few weeks ago and then I saw he had passed away. Fittingly, Don's name was the first one listed in the obituary's today.......he would've loved that, and I can just hear him cracking some joke about being the 'headline act' in the last great play. God bless you Don, and thanks for all the memories.