David H Bailey. Died May 17, 2021.
Born March 1, 1963 in Orlando, FL, raised in Greenville, SC, and called London, OH home.
David began his career as an area manager of several Waffle House locations, which lead to his love for the food industry and starting up numerous restaurants. He was owner of London’s Town and Country Gift Shoppe and president for Downtown Merchant Society, in the mid 90’s. He proudly began the traditional downtown Christmas lights celebration in London where it is still celebrated today, on the 1st Monday after Thanksgiving. David was a 21-year member of the Capital West Umpire Association, Central Ohio Umpires Association, Strike 3 Collegiate Umpires Association, Collegiate Baseball Umpires Alliance, and the International League Baseball League. David was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of London, OH, where he served as a deacon and participated with the youth group.
Survived by son, Cory (Christine) Bailey of Franklin, NC. Son, Joshua (Jessica) Bailey, of Spartanburg, SC. Daughter, Elizabeth Bailey (fiancé Matt Jordan) of Mount Airy, MD. Son, Tyler (Danyelle) Hayes of Sumter, SC. Son, Zachary (Jonathan) Hayes, of Gahanna, OH. Former spouse who he remained close to, Shelley Bailey of Canal Winchester, OH. Mother-in-law, Marjorie Hopkins of London, OH. Brother, Chuck (Debbie) Bailey of Iowa Falls, IA. Brother, Mark (Jennifer) Bailey of Townville, SC. Two grandchildren, Parker and Toby Bailey of Spartanburg SC. Nieces, Tiffany (Brock) Mason, and Stephanie Bailey of Iowa. Nephews, Jamie (Amanda) Bailey of Mauldin, SC and Dylan Bailey of SC. Two special persons Tammy Christian and granddaughter, Madison of Mauldin, SC.
Preceded in death by father, Charles Bailey, and mother, Joann Evans.
David’s celebration of life will be June 6, 2021, 1 to 4 pm, at Huntington Park, Home of the Clippers, Columbus Ohio.
Private family interment of ashes at Kirkwood Cemetery, London, Ohio, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society of Greenville County http://www.cancersocietygc.org/
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