Ivan and I were pals in college when he lived at the "Caruthers Hilton" in Portland. We were lucky enough to cross paths in Germany, and we got together when he came out west for visits, as well as one time when I made it to Decatur. We always had lots of laughs over a few beers. We will miss you Ivan!
I remember Mr. Bailey from many,many years ago when he had a shop at the old Murray Mill.
My friend, Kimo Chamberlain had a neon bending shop there also and he thought very highly of Mr.Bailey.
He was a nice man with a remarkable gift for creating art.
Godspeed to him.
He was a very special person. I will always treasure working with him.
Ivan played a defining role in my past, being influential in my becoming established as a young adult in Savannah, GA, many years ago. When he and Janet and Oliver moved away, I lost track of the family. I too, have relocated, but a friend who follows such things today brought the news of Ivan's passing to my attention. So sorry to hear but, through the connection, I was able to visit his Facebook page to learn that the same vitality, humbly grateful appreciation of life, and "cock-eyed optimism" for which I so fondly remember him, defined Ivan as he continued on his path. The world has lost a truly talented artist who was obviously devoted to and adored by his family and friends. He has left a legacy that will be cherished. Happy trails, Ivan ...
I enjoyed being Ivan's next door neighbor for several years in Decatur and also had the pleasure of getting to know his sons - especially Warren. Blessings to you.
My condolences to Mr Bailey family. Psalms 37:29
Ivan I was so glad to see you at Madison. One last visit after so many years of learning fron you. Im sorry to miss your last party at King Plow.Enjoy the future, Ill see you in a few years. Bigbob Watt
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
May you rest in peace in heaven, Ivan.
Hi my name is Jumari and I am sorry about the loss of your loved one. I want you to know that he has the hope of a ressurection at Revalations 21:3,4. TRUST in God ,,,,,BELIEVE in God
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May the family show loving support and strengthen each other doing this time of grief,may you find joy in the LORD,John 16:22 may you have peace.
God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
I knew Ivan from a men's group here in Atlanta in the 90s. I had lost track of Ivan over the years, but think of him every time I see an interesting piece of metal work. He was a sweet and generous man and I know how much he loved his sons. Blessings to his spirit on its journey and to the Baileys in this time of parting.
sorry for the loss of your love one, please find comfort from Gods word the bible as well as from family and friends at this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy to the Bailey family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
To the family of Ivan Bailey, For just as the sufferings for the Christ abound in us, so the comfort we get also abounds through the Christ.