Gordon Wayne Bailey, 60, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the University of Kansas Health System.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.
Mr. Bailey will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the mortuary.
Interment Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville.
Gordon was born Nov. 24, 1957, in Gardner, Kansas, the son of Claron and Pauline (Mignot) Bailey.
He was a lifelong Franklin County resident.
Gordon was united in marriage to Ethel Dunlap. They later divorced.
Survivors include his mother, Pauline Henery of Ottawa; daughter, Tiffany McCurdy of Ottawa; sister, Sherry Wheeler of Ottawa; brothers, Gene Harwell of Ottawa, and Douglas Bailey also of Ottawa; and grandchildren, Toby, Cohen and Zane McCurdy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claron Bailey; paternal grandparents, Emery and Ethel Mignot; and maternal grandparents, Claron & Edna Bailey.
Gordon was employed in housing construction.
He was a member of the Ottawa Community Church.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, KC Chiefs, KU basketball, the great outdoors, and his dogs.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Gordon’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com