Gerald P. Bailey, R Ph, 69 of Belleville, Ill., born Nov. 12, 1940 in Belleville, Ill., passed away March 30, 2010 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Bailey was a pharmacist, owner of B & D Inc., and worked at the Fisher Pharmacy located in Cahokia, Ill. He graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1963. Gerald was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., Metro East Pharmacy Association, Gateway East Pharmacy Association, past president and member of the Illinois Pharmacy Association, Illinois Pharmacy Foundation, Board of Directors American Pharmacy CO-OP, APCI, Advisory Board McKesson Pharmaceutical Company, Pre Cana Member for over 20 years and the National Community Pharmacy Association.
Gerald was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He had a passion and enjoyed traveling, corvettes and deep sea fishing. Gerald loved his family dearly. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Velma Bailey, nee Erlinger; a sister Marilyn Ettling.
Surviving is his wife Kathleen V. Bailey, nee Butz whom he married on August 3, 1963 at the St. Louis Cathedral; children, Paul (Ronda) Bailey, John (Debra) Bailey and Amy (Todd) Gladfelter; grandchildren, Austin Bailey, Logan Bailey, Rebecca Bailey, Samantha Bailey, Bailey Gladfelter and Grayson Gladfelter.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions please be made to the Gerald P. Bailey Memorial Scholarship Fund at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. with interment following services at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, BELLEVILLE, ILL.