In Loving Memory

Michael “Mike” Bailey

October 1, 1977 - February 9, 2020


Michael Jacob “Mike” Bailey, a native of Davie, FL and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the age of 42.

Mike served in the U.S. Army from 2008 to 2016 as an MP &  TEDD Handler.  He was retired as a Staff Sergeant and a decorated combat Veteran. He was a Purple Heart recipient for injuries incurred while serving in Iraq  2009 -2010. He and his K9 Free also served in Afghanistan 2012 – 2013.  He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, USA.  Mike loved the outdoors since he was a small boy and enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, working with wildlife, reading, history, weapons , blacksmithing and spending time traveling with his wife and “fur-kids”.

Mike is preceded in death by his K9 Freedom R606 ” Free”; paternal grandfather, Ralph Edgar Bailey; maternal grandmother, Claire Elizabeth Hermann; maternal grandfather, Joseph Benjamin Morton, Jr;  his fur-children, Cash, Gator, Sammy, Clay and Blacky.

He is survived by his best friend and wife of 25 years, (Tina) Cecilia Bailey; his service dog and fur-child, Blue; mother, Roseann Campbell; father, Ralph Mike Bailey; paternal grandmother, Rosetta Bailey; sister, Bonney Vitta (Matt) and their children, Luke and Troy; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. John and Dora Bohus; brother-in-law, John Bohus, Jr. (Tina); along with their children, Janie, Elizabeth, Olivia and Zander.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL with visitation until 6:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of SSgt. Michael J. Bailey and K9 Free R606 to Mission K9 Rescue, at

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home is handling service arrangements for the family.


  1. Patrick Rielly

    Hand Salute from a US Army Military Police K-9 Corps Handler

  2. Martin Woodside

    I’ve been reading this over and over, and I’m convinced that this is my friend Mike. I hope there is some way that Tina gets this message. I would love to hear from her. If I’m correct, I will then personally Express my condolences and more. Woody. (786)-326-9254.


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