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Gregory Bailey

Updated: Mar 6

Gregory Alan Bailey was born in St. Paul, MN on January 31, 1960 to Wayne Bailey and Marian (Adams) McDaniel. He passed away on February 29, 2024 in Ankeny, IA.


A service will be held at the Light of Ankeny Church on 110 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny Iowa at 2pm on Friday, March 8th.


Greg’s family moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1962. He attended Saydel High school. Greg obtained his GED and went on to obtain his associate degree. He met Phyllis Weatherly at Calvary Apostolic Church in Des Moines in 1986. They married on May 3rd, 1988, at Calvary Apostolic Church and travelled to Colorado Springs, CO for their honeymoon.

They lived in Des Moines before settling in Norwoodville, where they welcomed their son in 1990 and their daughter in 1991. Greg and Phyllis purchased a beautiful home in Collins, IA in August of 1997. They worked to restore their historical property and moved back to Des Moines in 2007. Phyllis and Greg eventually settled in Ankeny, IA in October 2009.  

Greg worked at Firestone in Des Moines from 1987 to 1996. Greg began his teaching career at DMACC in 2000 and retired in the fall of 2018.

Greg was baptized at Calvary Apostolic Church in 1986 and received the Holy Ghost.  He was an avid guitar player and wrote several songs, he was a teacher and family man. Greg loved playing music with his friends and had several bands.  He enjoyed playing guitar at church. 

Greg enjoyed spending time with his father in-law Delbert Weatherly and his mother in-law Phyllis Weatherly taking several vacations together.


He is preceded in death by his mother (Marian) and father (Wayne) in 2014; his father-in-law Delbert Weatherly and his mother-in-law Phyllis Weatherly.


He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, his son Gregory Alan Bailey II, and his daughter Mallory (Chris) Long and grandson Jaxon; Sister Andrea (Ronnie) Kingery; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs Toby, Odie, Stevie, and Georgie.


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