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Bill Bailey

Interment Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Crematory
William J. “Bill” Bailey, 72, of Florence, KY passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY.  Bill was born on February 23, 1948  to the late William H. and Marjorie C. Bailey.  During his life, Bill served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.  He also served as the Deputy Director of Contracts and Computers at the EPA in Cincinnati.  Bill was a lover of the outdoors, nature, and animals, especially dogs.  He was preceded in death by a sister Diane Raker.  He is survived by his wife of 26 years Sally Lawson Bailey, children Adam Bailey, Patrick Bailey, and Anna Bailey Roberts (Aaron), grandchildren Ella, Madi and Abby, siblings Karen Bailey, David Bailey, and Mark Bailey, and many other loving family members. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Boone County Animal Shelter 5643 Idlewilde Rd. Burlington, KY 41005.  Online condolences can be made at
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Bill Bailey


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Bill Bailey


Best Grandpa Ever

Grandpa Bill always made me and my sisters laugh. No matter when, even if we were so very sad, he always made up some random joke to make us crack up. I miss not being cracked up by his jokes. Thanks for being the best, most amazing grandpa.
Love,Ella <3

He was a great friend to animals

I did not know Bill personally, we were FB friends only thru our shared commitment to online animal advocacy.
Learning of his service to our country, and his exceptional character and personality traits is very moving.
He certainly was a friend to animals!
I am making a donation in his memory to SAENS, Saving Animals From Exploitation Now, whose work I know he supported.
My sincere condolences to friends and family. May you find comfort and peace in your memories.

Thanks Bill

Dear friends and family of Bill;
Janey and I were fortunate to know Bill for many years. We shared a lot of common interests, likes, and dislikes. We were incredibly respectful of Bill’s background and his dedication to the mission. We were especially intrigued by our complimentary senses of humor and our appreciation of Bill’s perspectives, both serious and humorous. We enjoyed our years of association at EPA He dedicated his whole life to the service of our country and we were very respectful and appreciative of that fact. He was very gentle and kind and he will be missed. Rest in peace friend. You fought a great fight and we are proud to be called your friends. Love you Buddy!

Sympathy to the family

My condolences to Bill’s family. I met Bill when I worked briefly at EPA-Cinci in the late 80s, then later connected on FB. Although I only knew him a short while, I had the utmost respect for him, and admired his views that he would post on environmentalism and animal welfare, and basic human decency. I’m so sorry he left his family and this world too soon.
Debora Dawley Haidar

Special Man

I wanted to share with Bill’s family how much he loved you, especially Sally, Adam, Patrick, and Anna, and his three grand girls. I worked very closely with Bill in the Director’s office at EPA for 20+ years, including the time when his children were teenagers. He often spoke of his children like the proud Dad he was. He would show me pix from time to time and share how you were doing as you were growing up.

He was a very special guy who so enjoyed making people laugh. Many times when in staff meetings, I would have to stifle a laugh at his quick one-liners. I still have a collection of Far Side cartoons he shared with me, including his own funny subtitles for each.

After he retired and then several years later when I did, we kept in touch through Facebook, where he shared pix of the beautiful grand girls and reminded each other of funny times over the years.

I am so glad God put him in my life, and I pray he is resting in peace, and that each of you will be comforted by wonderful memories of time spent together.


Tish Newland

A message from Ohio Alleycat

To the Bailey family and all who knew and loved him, the volunteers and staff at Ohio Alleycat Resource extend our deepest condolences for your loss.

Mary and the kitties