Source: News-Journal

Alvin E. Bailey (1951-2012)Alvin Eugene Bailey, 61, North Manchester, IN died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his residence.  He was born May 21, 1951 at McKenzie, Alabama to Fred & Edna (Hayes) Bailey.  Al Bailey, known also as "Gene" graduated from Buchanan (MI) High School in 1969.  He served his country in the United States Navy from 1971- 1973.  He held degrees from Western Michigan University and Purdue University.  On July 6, 1972 he married Teresa Snook.  She survives.  Also surviving are a son, Aaron (Susan) Bailey, and a daughter, Heather (Cameron) Baber.  One of his greatest joys in life were his grandchildren, Tanner, Tucker, Evan, Tatum and Ellie.  Also surviving are three brothers, Steve (Linda) Bailey, Wake Village, TX; Jeff (Sarah) Bailey, Buchanan, MI; Michael (Melinda) Bailey, Niles, MI.  Three sisters, Brenda Thames, Wright City, MO; Sheila (Philip) Morris, O'Fallon, MO; Janice (Howard) Carter, Niles, MI. One sister, Patricia Stokes, is deceased.  For over 25 years he taught shop and coached at Manchester High School and Manchester Junior High, nearly 20 of which he was head football coach for Manchester High School.  Al was a member and elder of Manchester Bible Church.  Services will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Matthew Staton and Pat Powers will officiate.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.  Committal service and burial will be Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan, MI.