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Virgil "Bud" Bailey Jr.

November 20, 1951 — February 11, 2023

Virgil “Bud” C. Bailey Jr, 71, of Davenport, Iowa, died Saturday, February 11, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.


Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, Illinois, under the direction of Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.


Bud was born November 20, 1951, in Davenport, Iowa. He was the son of Virgil C. Bailey Sr., and Naomi Weas. He attended schools in Davenport, Durant, and Calamus. He worked at J.I. Case, Allsteel, HON, and John Deere.


He married his high school sweatheart, and love of his life, Karen Griebel on June 2, 1973. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman.


Bud is survived by his sisters, Nancy (Bob) Ball, Cindy (Rich) Woeckner, Marsha Frerichs, Amy Weas, Yvonne (Richard) Quintana, Sandy (Glen) Griffith, and Jeana Bailey; his Brothers, Don Bailey, and Frank Weas; and his nephews, Jeff (Charity) Griebel, and Chris (Rebecca) Griebel. He is preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his sister, Deanna Bailey; his brother, Jack Weas; as well as many nieces and nephews. May he rest in peace.


God saw your were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around and whispered “Come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. We love you and miss you so very much. Your loving family.


Condolences may be shared at CremationQC.com.



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