Donald L. “Don” Bailey

September 30, 1940 ‒ February 23, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Donald L. “Don” Bailey, age 76, of Galena died early Thursday morning, February 23, 2017 with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born on September 30, 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas the son of the late Norman L. and Katherin (Parker) Bailey.

Donald was a graduate of North High School in Columbus and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

On January 4, 1964, he married Pat H. Sliva in Bexley, Ohio.  They just celebrated 53 years together as husband and wife.

He was a school teacher before starting Bailey’s Downspout Drains in 1979.

Donald was a true outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, gardening, and golfing.

He will be missed by his wife Pat; their daughter Denise Bailey of Galena; and his sister Bonney Friday of Bakersfield, California.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Robert.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Donald’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with family at

  • Dear Bailey Family,
    I am so sorry to have read of your loss; please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. In these verses, we find a wonderful hope for the future of being reunited with our loved ones upon the earth the way it was originally intended–free from sickness, suffering, and death. Knowing this has comforted me greatly and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.