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Sutton Memorial Home
Monday March 15th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Memorial Service

Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday March 15th, 2021

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Harlan F. "Beetle" Bailey

Harlan F. “Beetle” Bailey, 66 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:39 a.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on September 12, 1954 in Taylorville, IL the son of Everette Joseph and Florien (Nation) Bailey. He married Karen K. Koss on April 23, 1977 in Effingham, IL. He worked as an associate at Walmart and he served in the United States Army from 1973-1977. Beetle was a member of the Blue Mound Masonic Lodge #682 AF & AM, Ansar Shrine, American Legion Post #73 and VFW Post #4495 both in Taylorville.

He is survived by his Wife: Karen Bailey of Taylorville; Daughter: Heidi Jo (Lucas) Parr of Mason City, IL; Son: Korey (Candy) Bailey of Stonington, IL; Grandchildren: Sheyenne, Shaunee, Rayne and Sierra Bailey; Brothers: Tony Bailey of Hope Mills, NC; Wayne Bailey of Decatur, IL; Uncles: Roscoe Nation and Granvel “Spud” Nation; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.   

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Land Honor Flight 57 Country Place Springfield, IL 62703.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I did not see the obituary until it was too late to attend his services, otherwise I would have been there. I appreciated Beetle coming to Brent's visitation. I would have been there for you. Fond DQ memories of you both. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Linda Binger Mar 31 2021 12:00 AM

Karen and Family, so sorry to read about Harlans passing

Spressers Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM

Karen and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. He will always be fondly rembered. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Norma Oldham Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

Karen , so sorry to hear thoughts and prayers be with you and you family .

Steve and Rita Hunsley Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

We were neighbors going up nice guy so sorry for your loss

William Morrissey Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Worked with Beetle on over.nites at Wal-Mart 0343. Sorry for your loss.

Charles F Warren Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy. He was a good friend for many years Ill miss him at breakfast.

Donald Witt Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Carolyn Roberts

Carolyn Roberts Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harlan Bailey

Nancy Cravens Sergent Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Harlan. He will be missed.

Phillip Keller Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM

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