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David Bayless

FARMINGTON – David Eugene Bayless of Farmington passed away on June 15, 2005, at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center at the age of 55 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, VernaGrace (Barks) Bayless, brother, Joseph Bayless, and nephew, Douglas Andreat.

Mr. Bayless was a former member of the Farmington Police Department, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, and served as a special investigator for the prosecuting attorney’s office. He was also a member of the Libertyville Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his father, Floyd Bayless, his wife, Sharon (Cleve) Bayless, by two daughters, Deana and Heather Jo Bayless, brother, Tom (Theresa) Bayless, sisters, Beverly (Mrs. Larry) Miller, Peggy (Mrs. Duane) Spilker and Nancy (Mrs. Bob) Ramirez, and Cheryl Marler and Sandra Jean Bayless. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.

Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. A memorial celebration will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. James King officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. Video tribute at:

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