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BAILEY, John C. 67, of Palmdale, Calif. passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. John was born in Santa Monica, Calif., on February 22, 1950 to John and Jane Bailey (both are deceased.) John graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1968 and Antelope Valley College in 1974 with an Associate's Degree. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972 and reached the rank of Sergeant. He was a Purple Heart recipient and served with Lima Company 3/4 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. In 1972 he met his wife, Diana and would spend nearly 45 wonderful years together and produced 5 successful children. In 1978, John was hired by the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. and worked as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer and Camp Fireman. In 1984, John was promoted to Fire Captain and retired in 2009. He had a passion for hard work and during the 1980s and 1990s, John owned and operated 'Bailey & Sons Construction', where he specialized in concrete. John had a tenacious work ethic that he instilled in his family, friends and co-workers. He loved his family and friends, the Marine Corps, playing golf, cycling and classic cars. But most of all he loved his wife, Diana. The love and memories that John left to Diana are everlasting. John is survived by his lovely wife, Diana; sons: John, Brian and Donald, daughters: Rebecca and Catherine Bailey; daughters-in-law: Jennifer, Cynthia and Kathy; granddaughters: Sophia and Sienna; brothers: Joe and Jorge Bailey; and sisters: Jane Johnson and Julie Wheeler. Services will be held at Grace Chapel, 44648 15th Street West, Lancaster, Thurs., May 25, 2017 at 11:00.

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