Doug Bailey

Died: Sun., Oct. 25, 2015


Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sat., Nov. 07, 2015
Location: Burns Elks Lodge #1680


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Douglas Walter Bailey, age 53, of Hines, Oregon, passed away suddenly in his sleep on October 25, 2015.  He leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Lori and two sons Brennan (21) and Logan (19).  
Doug was born in Ontario, Oregon on September 9, 1962 to Walt and Janice (Jenkins) Bailey of Diamond, Oregon.  He was welcomed by older brother Brad and later they both welcomed brother Vade. Doug was raised in Diamond, Oregon where he attended school to the 8th grade.  There he had many mischievous adventures in the Diamond Valley with his good childhood friends who remained true friends throughout his life.  His mischievous adventures followed him to Crane High School where he graduated in 1981.
Doug loved the ranching life.  He enjoyed gathering cattle, branding and was the master fence builder of the family.  He was known to be an extreme perfectionist and when he decided to do a job, it was done to perfection.
Doug was employed by the Harney County Road Department for 24 years.  As true to his spirit, he was known to always have a good joke, but always did his job to perfection.  He eventually worked his way up to Foreman.  
Doug married Lori on June 5, 1993 and made their home in Hines.  They welcomed both sons and built a good life together.  Doug and Lori traveled many miles attending wrestling meets, football and baseball games with their boys.  Watching his sons participate in sporting events was a source of pride and enjoyment for Doug.  He was especially proud to watch Brennan win a state championship in wrestling and Logan win MVP in baseball during their senior years of high school.
Doug was loved for his mischievous spirit, good jokes, zest for life and many, many, many humorous nicknames he gave others.  He was a tell-it-like-it-is person, who had a deep loyalty to his family and true friends.  He had a quick wit, sharp sense of humor and loved to play pranks.  He will be extremely missed during the family get-togethers, hunting trips and pitch games.
Doug leaves behind his wife Lori, sons Brennan and Logan, mother Janice, and brothers Brad and Vade.  He also leaves behind sister-in-law’s Roxane and Heather and nephews Zach, Zane and Luke.  Additionally, he leaves behind many aunts, cousins and good friend Don Davis.  Doug was preceded in death by his father Walt.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 7 at 4 pm at the Elks Lodge in Burns, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s memory may be made to Burns High School Wrestling Program in care of La Follette’s Chapel, Burns, Oregon.

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Lee, Gus, and Woodrow McConnell
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Doug will be remembered as a good father, good husband, good son,and a good friend to the folks that knew him.

Swift journey Doug

Patricia L. (Patty) McDonald
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Lori, Brennan and Logan:

My thoughts are with all of you.

Doug Reynolds / Patti Wagner
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
So very sorry to learn of Doug passing. Sympathy and prayers to his family.

Stub and Lauri Travis
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Please know that our thoughts are with you during this tough time.

Ruth Fenton
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Doug was always friendly and nice when we would see him across the street while visiting our family. I am so sorry for Lori and his boys.

Sherrie Dorey
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Sending our condolences to the Bailey families - from the Knieriem Family

Leon and Linda Gage
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Janice and extended family, you're on our minds and in our prayers.

Pat Brewster
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
So sorry to hear that a great Dad, Friend and Husband is no longer with us in person. Always admired him for those traits, rare. Hugs to you all

Kiki Rose (Vogler)
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Vade and Bailey family,
We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
We are very sorry for your loss.
Take care and bless you,
The Vogler family

Linda and Bill Feist
   Posted Thu November 05, 2015
Lori, Brennan, and Logan, We send our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family for this loss. Although we did not know Doug well, we know his heart will always be with all he knew (even if only an occasional "hi").

Terry Hawkins
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
Doug was my friend. Even though I didn't see him often, or for very long at a time, I always knew he would have a smile for me. He looked out for me, to the point of helping me find a job when I didn't have one. I will miss him. May God grant his wife, sons, and family comfort and peace, and the knowledge that he will be always be with you.

Burns & Mardy Stewart
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Bailey's and family! Doug was a neat and fun man that we thought alot of. Always upbeat and funny with a sense of humor we all enjoyed. We will miss you Doug!

Marvin and Dovie Jess
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
We are so very sorry for your loss. We have known Doug since he was born, and as much as we would have liked to attend his funeral we're unable to drive at dark. Again our condolences. Marvin and Dovie Jess

Sandy (Jones) Brown
   Posted Sat November 07, 2015
So sad. My prayers are with you, Janice and family. Doug was a good man.

Doug Jones
   Posted Sun November 22, 2015
Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. I know you have a lot of friends, but please don't hesitate to call me if you need help with anything. Our home in Redmond is always open to you if you need a place to stay if you are over here. Chris and Doug Jones

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