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In Memory of

Robert Scott Bailey

August 2, 1947 - May 10, 2017

Obituary


Robert Scott Bailey (Bobby), 69, passed away on May 10, 2017. Bobby was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Central High School and from Southern Colorado State College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As a teenager, Bobby played lead guitar in a neighborhood band with his friends. He loved children. Nieces and nephews would plead with their mom, "please let Uncle Bobby baby sit us"; and of course, he did! He would entertain them by playing the banjo and singing silly songs for them. He had a great sense of humor...

Robert Scott Bailey (Bobby), 69, passed away on May 10, 2017. Bobby was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Central High School and from Southern Colorado State College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As a teenager, Bobby played lead guitar in a neighborhood band with his friends. He loved children. Nieces and nephews would plead with their mom, "please let Uncle Bobby baby sit us"; and of course, he did! He would entertain them by playing the banjo and singing silly songs for them. He had a great sense of humor and a giant belly laugh. Bobby joined the United States Army in 1967. He saw combat in Vietnam as an infantry man. He carried an M-16 and later, because he was a large man, he was assigned to carry an M-60 machine gun. He was wounded, and was a recipient of a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Star and the Purple Heart. In 1976, he moved his family to Washington State. He was employed at Key Port Naval Nuclear Underwater Energy Warfare Center. One of his special assignments was to run diagnostics on the Mark 48 torpedo. During this time, he was especially proud of the home he designed and built. Bobby was also an avid outdoors man and he especially enjoyed boating and fishing on Puget Sound with his two sons. He retired from Key Port Naval Base in 1998. Bobby returned to Pueblo in 2000. He had many talents, and there was nothing he could not do. He was an avid reader, keeping up on the latest computer and electronic technology. He spent many hours working on his computer projects, and enjoyed acquiring new "gadgets" and "electronic devices." Bobby freely gave of his time and energy in helping others with their computer issues. He was a very generous individual. Bobby attended Praise Assembly of God Church; and loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. He loved to study and share God's Word with family, friends and neighbors. His good friend and neighbor, Martin, stated that Bobby would literally spend hours sharing God's Word with him. Bobby was always a phone call away from helping any and all of his church family. Bobby loved all of his little furry "kids." He had three dogs, Lola, Bear and Daisy Mae. He also had two cats, Samantha and Tiger. He and Connie were well known and appreciated for rescuing abandoned dogs and cats. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Pauline Bailey; son, Scott Michael; sister, Mary (George) Trujillo. Survived by his loving wife, Connie Cunico-Bailey; son, Briant (Tammi) Bailey; granddaughter, Spencer Bailey; Marie, mother of his two sons; brothers, Kenneth R. and Lawrence K. (Gidget) Bailey Jr.; sisters, Jean Daugherty; Joan (Jose) Solis; sister-in-law, Bonnie Gacnik; brother-in-law, Stanley (Meg) Gacnik; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a loving church family. Memorial Service will be held June 8, 2017, at 11:00 a. m, at Praise Assembly Church, 2000 Troy Ave, Pueblo, Colorado, 81001. Officiant, Pastor Bobby Wilson. Family and friends are invited to share food and fellowship after the service in the activity center.