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Mark L. Bailey

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Ave., Jackson, Ohio 45640

(p) 740-286-2010 (f) 740-286-5640 (e) (w)

Mark L. Bailey’s journey on earth began January 29, 1967 in Portsmouth, Ohio, born to Kenneth and Donna (Wiley) Bailey.

He met the love of his life, Maria Bailey in 1992 and they married in 1997. Their lives began in Jackson, Ohio. They have three sons, Carl (Brooke) Scherer of Columbus, Ohio, Billy (Jesse) Scherer of Jackson, Ohio and Shane Bailey of Jackson, Ohio.

In addition to his wife and sons he is survived by his grandchildren, whom were his pride and joy, Alexandra Logan, Aiden Scherer, Addison and Ava Scherer and Aubrielle Bailey. Three brothers survive, Kenny (Mary Ann) Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, Kevin (Tessie) Bailey of Columbus, Ohio and Craig (Julie) Bailey of Portsmouth, Ohio and five nephews, five nieces, eight great-nephews, three great-nieces, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, brother Timothy Bailey and lifelong friend Doug Charles.

Mark worked as a Laborer for Local 87 in Portsmouth, Ohio for 15 years and prior he was employed by Osco Industries in Jackson, Ohio for 13 years.

While he enjoyed music, singing, watching football, hunting and the beach his true passion was his family. He was a devoted father and papaw. Most of all, Mark loved Jesus.

His journey began with our Lord and Savior unexpectedly on December 15, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, December 22, 2017 at Elevate Ministries in Jackson with Pastor Russ Strange, Pastor Michael Jadrnicek and Pastor Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to

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