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James Lee Bailey

September 2, 1948 — July 20, 2013

James Bailey, age 64, of Neillsville, WI died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.James Lee Bailey was born on September 2, 1948 in Springfield, IL the son of George and Norma Jean (Barton) Bailey. He graduated from high school in Illinois and then attended the University of Iowa and earned several degrees in Accounting. Jim was married and later divorced. At the age of 24 he moved to Neillsville, WI and owned and operated Bailey and Associates & Asgard Computing Equipment. He served as the accountant for several area businesses and also worked on and sold computer equipment. Later in life he began teaching business and computer classes at the Granton High School in Granton, WI. While teaching, Jim also handled and led the mock trial and was the leader of the FBLA.Jim loved studying and reading about history. He loved playing historical war board games and later computer war games. He was a huge Iowa Hawkeyes fan and would attend games when he could.He actively volunteered his tax accounting skills at the Neillsville American Legion and was a member of the Neillsville Kiwanis Club. Jim was also active in the Neillsville Area Players and played a part in several of their productions, starting with "The Princess and the Pea", in which he played the king.He is survived by a son, Michka (Janna) Bailey of Rockford, IL, a sister, Georgia Bremner of Bloomington, IL, a nephew, Darrick (Tammy) Bremner and their children, Eli and Emily of Peoria, IL.He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Sasha.A Memorial Service for Jim will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3rd at the Gesche Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Neillsville Kiwanis Club, %Brent Shoup, 214 Grand Ave., Neillsville, WI 54456 or the Neillsville Area Players, P.O. Box 21, Neillsville, WI 54456Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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