Larry H. Bailey

Larry H. Bailey, age 73, of Gibbon, died on Friday, September 28, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, at Faith United Methodist Church in Gibbon. Pastor Michael Evans officiated and burial was at the Riverside Cemetery near Gibbon. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Omaha. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride and Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services, of Kearney, is in charge of arrangements. Larry was born on April 19, 1945, to George C. and Anna L. (Jurgens) Bailey on their farm near Gibbon. Larry attended District Three Country School through eighth grade then graduated Gibbon High School in 1963. He married Susan Reed on June 7, 1964, in Gibbon. Larry farmed and ranched in the Gibbon area his entire life. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Gibbon and also the Sons of the American Legion. He served on the Gibbon Board of Education from 1978-1990, and then as a governing member of the Education Service Unit 10 from 1992-2000. After high school Larry started working at Vern Reed’s Blacksmith Shop and Nebraska Central CO-OP. On October 4, 1967, after purchasing a farm near Gibbon, he moved his family to their home where they still reside. He started a trucking business and raised hogs along with his farming, later he raised cattle and was very proud of his herd. Larry enjoyed coaching Little League and golfing along with fishing and hunting in his earlier years. He loved attending his children’s sporting events and continued to enjoy them through the grandchildren. He loved history, family histories, as well as the Wild West. He loved antique cars, coffee at Arlene’s Café, straight rows in his corn fields, eating at noon in the kitchen with a table full of help, old jokes and old dirty hats (the dirtier the better), horses and his pasture up north where friends helped with round up and brought home the herd, to later enjoy Susie’s abundant cooking. Surviving relatives include his wife, Susan, of Gibbon; daughter, Dana (Mark) Wagner, of Austin, Texas, and their children, Micah Reed (Sarah) Wagner and son Corbin, of Buda, Texas, Keeley Anne Wagner and her fiancé Nick Morrow, of Austin, Texas, and Kellen Bailey Wagner, of Lubbock, Texas; son, Lance (Julie) Bailey, of Gibbon, and their children, Katlyn Sue (Justin) Notter and their son Kannon, of Lincoln, Brie Anna Bailey, of Hastings, and Alissa Jeanette Bailey, of Gibbon; brother, George Bailey, of Gibbon; sisters, Marla Dadey, of Winterville, North Carolina, and Patricia Cook, of North Richland Hills, Texas; and numerous other extended family and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

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