David Lee Bailey
November 03, 1963 ‒ October 07, 2021
Formerly of Lancaster, Ohio
HOWARD: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121) Through life’s peaks and valleys, David Bailey’s faith in Christ remained constant. Selfless, generous, and humble he leaves a legacy of kindness.
David Lee Bailey, 57, of Howard, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Mount Carmel East Hospital following a very brief illness.
The son of Lee and Patricia (Teeter) Bailey, David was born in Mansfield November 3, 1963. A 1982 Clear Fork High School graduate David was valedictorian of his class. While in high school he played football and wrestled. David completed his undergraduate’s degree from MIT in Computer Science where he was also on the football and wrestling teams. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Business from George Washington University.
On June 1, 1985 he married Carrol Porter. High school friends, David and Carrol devoted the next 36 years to one another.
Blessed with a brilliant mind, David completed numerous published works in the field of Computer Science. He enjoyed a vast career in computer science including: The Limited, Cardinal Health, and Nationwide. He owned and operated two companies for 10 years; Acts, Inc. and Ascendency Design. He was currently working for Amazon in the area of computer Artificial Intelligence.
David loved to read and owned a vast collection of novels. He did have a slight competitive streak. David enjoyed games…all games and he usually won. From board games to war games, David even invented games for his family to play.
Time with family was essential to David. Favorite vacations included the Outer Banks, Cayman Islands, and Montana.
David lived-out his faith in Christ. 6 am was his bible study and devotional time. He was Christ centered and shared the Lord with everyone who came across his path. He taught Sunday school, bible school, and took missions trips to India, Cuba, and Cambodia. David saw everyone as a child of God, and if they were in need he gave…and David gave often. The homeless man on the street corner or the struggling waitress, David took those moments to witness and share Christ’s love.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Carrol Porter Bailey; sons Joshua (Krista) Bailey, Caleb Bailey, and Levi Bailey; two grandsons who were the light of his life Eleazar and Moses Bailey; parents Lee and Patricia Bailey; siblings Michael (Carla) Bailey, Jeff (Ticia) Bailey, and Patrick (Joanna) Bailey; father-in-law and mother-in-law Clyde and Joretta Porter; sisters-in-law Deborah (Art) Kraicinski, Connie (Bill) Schubert, Diane (Ron) Tucker and Mary Jo (David) Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harley and Mary Teeter and Lyndell and Myrtle Bailey. As well as an infant sister Mary Jean Bailey.
His family will receive friends Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 3 pm – 7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services celebrating the life of David Lee Bailey will be 11 am Wednesday, at North Bend Church of the Brethren, 1787 Snyder Road, Butler, Ohio 44822. His brother Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and burial will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Feed My Starving Children or Voice of the Martyrs may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com