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Jack L. Bailey dies

January 21, 2009

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Jack L. Bailey, son of Vernon Downs all time driving champion, Jack Bailey, died on Jan. 19, at the age of 49, after losing his battle with cancer. Bailey, who also spent time in the bike as a trainer and driver, worked for his father and at Mohawk Correctional Facility for many years. Bailey was also an avid fan of baseball, amusement parks, roller coasters, motorcycles and car races.


He is survived by his wife Laura; his daughter, Sheenah of Oneida; his father and step-mother, Jack and Madeline Bailey of Vernon; his brothers and sisters, Deborah Daugherty of Fla., James Bailey of Vernon, William (Ann) Bailey of Edmeston, Jeffrey (Amy) Bailey of N.Y. Mills and Jaclyn Bailey of Vernon; his step-sister and step-brother, Debra (William) Cook of Vernon and Richard (Cindy) Ficarotta of Pa; many nieces and nephews; his in-laws, Joseph and Patricia Lomanto of Clinton and Holly (Rory) O\'Connell, their son Kaden of St. Augustine, Fla. and his faithful companion, \"Bella\".

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at St. Mary\'s Church, Clinton. Burial will be in St. Mary\'s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call Thursday from 4-7pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc, 35 College St., Clinton, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in Bailey’s memory to St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.


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