Charles Thomas "Tom" Bailey Jr., 54, of Houghton Lake passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday March 24, 2021.
Tom was born on July 14, 1966 in Lansing to Charles and Rebecca (Grantier) Bailey. He moved to the Houghton Lake area with his family at an early age and attended Houghton Lake Community Schools. He was a member of the 1985 graduating class. Following High School, Tom served as a PVT in the Marines. He was married on September 17, 1994 in Houghton Lake to Kristina L. Tesler. Tom was a heavy equipment operator working for Operating Engineers Union Local 324. He enjoyed playing pool and darts, but his true love was the outdoors. Tom was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved spending time with his family.
Surviving Mr. Bailey are his son, Charles T Bailey, III of Gladstone; daughter, Madison Bailey of Escanaba; former wife Kristina Bailey of Escanaba; three sisters, Valerie Kirtland of West Bloomfield,, Tina Barnes of Grand Rapids, and Liza Forbes of West Bloomfield. uncle and aunt, Ron and Ann Johnson of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services for Charles Thomas Bailey, Jr. will be conducted at 1:00pm on Saturday March 27, 2021 from Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel with Rev. Bryan V. Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00am until the time of the service at 1:00pm on Saturday. In Lieu of flowers and donations the family asks that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, or friend, or take a walk in the woods for a moment, an hour, or a day. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, masks covering the mouth and nose will be required, social distancing will be observed, and the capacity is limited to 25 people at any given time, including the time of the service.
To send flowers to Charles "Tom" Thomas Bailey, Jr.'s family, please visit our floral store.