Keith E. Bailes, age 79, of Lenox-New Lyme Rd., Lenox Township, died unexpectedly Sunday evening.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1937, in Lenox Township, the son of Ray D. and Ferne D. (Skaggs) Bailes and had been a Lenox Township resident all of his life. Keith worked at the Bailes General Store in Rock Creek in his younger years, then spent more than 30 years at Welded Tube in Orwell, retiring in 2000.
Keith was an avid NASCAR and race fan, spending much time at the local race tracks. He was a Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers fan, enjoyed fishing, bowling and all sports, and loved having his Yorkie, Sadie Mae with him.
Keith is survived by a brother, Robert R. (Christine) Bailes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces; great-great-nieces; and cousins.
His parents and a brother, Larry L. Bailes, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is honored to serve the Keith Bailes family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences or light a candle.
Published on  March 30, 2017