Mike (Gary) "Hollywood" Bailey, Sr., 65, of Davenport, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the comfort of his own home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 am until the service, at the mortuary. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.
Mike was born June 28, 1948 in Davenport; the son of Richard C. and Lois (Dunker) Bailey. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Colleen Woller on September 10, 1988 in Davenport. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 25 years of service. He loved his pets; riding his Harley; doing "yard-work;" and family road trips, including bus trips with his wife. Mike was a collector of many things. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Colleen; his children: Gary (Amy) Bailey, Jr., Davenport; Tonya (Mike) Garnica, Davenport; Tara (Oscar) Diaz, Mesa, AZ; Trisha (Dan) Turner, Davenport and Toni (Adam) Miller, Horicon, WI; 17 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Tom (Sue) Bailey, Atlanta, GA and three step-sons: Terry, Todd and Troy Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Richard Bailey. Mike's family would like to thank Dr. Mercer and Dr. Lee at the Genesis West Cancer Center along with Wendy and the nurses at the Genesis Infusion Center, for the wonderful care shown to Mike and his family during his illness. Your kindness will never be forgotten! Memorials may be made to the family.