Date of Birth: October 01, 1937
Date of Death: September 02, 2021
Donald G. Bailey (Don), age 83 of Phoenix, went to be with his Lord on September 2, 2021 after a battle with advanced stage Alzheimer’s. Don was born to Luther Bailey and Eva (Henderson) Bailey in Harlingen, TX and the family moved to Phoenix before he was 2 years old. Having lived in Phoenix for 81+ years, he considered himself a native. He graduated from West High School in Phoenix in 1955 and attended Phoenix College. Don worked for Arizona Public Service for 37 years. The first half of his career was in blue-collar jobs including working on a tree trimming crew and a survey crew where he became Party Chief. The second half of his tenure with APS was in white-collar jobs. He worked in the Right-of-Way department and ultimately retired as a Sr. Land Agent. Don was proud of his time with APS and the role they played in providing electricity to the growing city of Phoenix for many years. He built many close friendships there at the place he referred to as “The Company”. Don loved cars and enjoyed customizing them. He liked “cruising central” where he met his future wife Angela. He built several dune buggies and enjoyed many years of being part of the “shop family at Woods” and had some great times in off road racing. Don enjoyed some great, life-long friendships there as well. He was quite a talker and loved to tell stories. He was a beloved husband, dad, grandad, great-grandad and friend who will be missed by all. Don is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Donna Bailey Kindler and son-in-law Richard Kindler. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Angela (Kirk) Bailey, son Garth Bailey (Linda), 3 grandsons Adam Bailey, Aaron Bailey (Brandi) and Andrew Bailey (Sarah), 6 great-grandchildren, brothers Ken Bailey (Kathi), Keith Bailey, nephews, nieces and cousins.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on October 16, 2021, 11 AM at Cross Church Phoenix, 1827 W. Grovers Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85023.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in his honor to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)