Michael E. Bayless, 73
Michael E. Bayless, 73, of St. Paul, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his residence. He was born Nov. 30, 1942, to Robert Able Bayless and Lois Willetta Hawkins Bayless in Greensburg. He married Judy Kay Eiler Bayless on May 28, 1966, and she survives. Other survivors include two children, Eldonna Neeley of Mount Summit and Diahann Pruitt and husband, Lee, of Shelbyville; brother, Kenneth Bayless of Franklin; four grandchildren, Kathryn Neeley, Raistlin Neeley, Lane Pruitt and Hope Pruitt; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Bayless was a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Bayless was a welder at GE/Wellman, retiring in 2007 with 38 years of service. He previously worked at Woodmizer. Mr. Bayless attended St. Paul Christian Church. He was a member of the Noble Township Advisory Board and the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department. Mike enjoyed trains, planes and Farmall tractors. He also enjoyed watching Indianapolis Colts football, Indiana University basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN 47272. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rick Harting officiating. Burial will be at Hebron Cemetery in Adams. Memorial contributions may be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared atwww.glennegeorgeandson.net.
Published on June 29, 2016


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