Anthony Gregory Bailey

08/06/1957 - 06/04/2024


Obituary For Anthony Gregory Bailey

Lima, Ohio
Anthony Gregory Bailey "Greg", 66, passed away June 4, 2024, at 1:31 am, at The Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by his loving family.
Greg was born August 6, 1957 in Lima, OH, to Wilbur A. and Carolyn Rose (Finn) Bailey who both preceded him in death. On September 12, 2018 he married Brenda Morris who survives in Lima, OH.
Greg graduated from Lima Central Catholic in 1976. He then enrolled into the Police Academy at the Ohio State University, Lima Branch Campus. Greg worked as a Sheriff's Deputy for the Allen County Sheriff's Office where he dedicated over twenty years of service. He was the Allen County D.A.R.E. Officer for over fifteen years in the community where he left a positive impact on so many children's lives through his hard work and dedication. Greg and his brother Jeff were co-owners of Bailey's Equipment and Apparel, which serviced many Police and Fire Departments in and around Allen County. He loved watching the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He found peace in spending time at Indian Lake with his family and enjoyed spending time at his Florida home in Wildwood. Greg loved to play a round of golf with his family and friends. He cherished his wife and loved his children and grandchildren dearly.
Greg is survived by his wife, Brenda J. Bailey of Lima, OH, children, Joshua "Josh" (Stephanie) Bailey of Marysville, OH, Ryan (Danielle) Bailey of Plain City, OH, step-children, Bradley "Brad" Morris of Marion, OH, Brittany (Kelby) Phillips of Findlay, OH, Robert (Brooke) Morris of Upper Sandusky, OH, Dylan (Jina) Morris of Findlay, OH, grandchildren, Addison, Alexandria, Lauren, Dominic, Cole, Gwendolyn, Drew, Robert, Lochlyn, Logan, Emeric, and Imogen, siblings, Mike (Dawn), Becky (Dale), Tim (Kathy), Chris, Joe (Peggy), David, Missy, Tom (Linda), Jenny, Stephanie (Nick), sister-in-law, Diane, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Alexandra Morris, brother, Jeff and brother-in-law, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2200 W Elm Street, Lima, OH 45805. Father Kent Kaufman to officiate the service. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Chiles - Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel with a FOP Memorial Service conducted at 8:00pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Miracle League of Findlay, P.O. Box 971, Findlay, OH 45839
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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  • 06/11/2024

    My condolences to the entire Bailey family. Many of you lost a brother or a friend or a coworker. I lost a brother/ friend/ coworker. Until we meet again God's paradise!

  • 06/08/2024

    Josh and Stephanie - my deepest condolences for your loss. Hoping the many memories bring you peace and comfort. Ivo and Beth

  • 06/07/2024

    He was a great guy and did a lot for others!

  • 06/07/2024

    Dear family of Greg Bailey, I wanted to relate what a fine fellow I found, Greg to be. Firm, fair and consistent. Always a hard worker. A friend and coworker at the Sheriff's office, Anita Bogart

  • 06/06/2024

    Here's to the many lives that you touched with the DARE program. A wonderful mentor. You will be missed by so many. Love and prayers for your family.

  • 06/06/2024

    Will be missed by many. I will never forget the times we spent together. And the advice you gave me. One in particular.

  • 06/06/2024

    Brenda and family, my sincere condolences in your loss of such a wonderful man. May Hod grant you strength and peace knowing he is in Gids hands

  • 06/05/2024

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Bailey family. Greg was such a wonderful and kind person we are proud to call family. On behalf of the entire Donald and Mary Ogle family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Barbara Ogle Clark.

  • 06/05/2024

    Hi Greg, I miss you immensely Brother. God bless you and I am glad you are at peace. It's been a very hard 6 weeks for you. I Love you brother and we shall meet again. Tell Mom and Dad and Jeff I love them 💕

  • 06/05/2024

    Greg was good man! My condolences to the families !

  • 06/05/2024

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda and her family. To Steph, Mark & Zach, if it wasn't for you we would have never been blessed with meeting Greg. He was there for every Football game for you boys. He looked out for you all in his special way and will continue to be an Angel to all of us. Greg will truely be missed, but will forever hold him close with the family memories we have. Our deepest sympathy, Kurt & Fran Hafeken

  • 06/05/2024

    I want to offer my sympathy's to Brenda, Josh, Ryan and all the family. I want to say that in the 5 years that Greg has been a loving husband to my sister, he has been a kind, loving member of our family. One whom I wish we would have spent more time with. But those times we were together as family, we have felt his warmth and love 💗 . Our only sadness is that we do not have more time to spend with him and more deeply get to know him. Our deepest most sincere sympathy to all of the family🙏💖


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