Hunter Gillen Bailey

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Mr. Hunter Gillen Bailey, 21, beloved son of Loid (Rusty) Bailey, Jr. and Paula Williams Wilkinson passed away on December 14, 2013. He was born on January 14, 1992 in Lake City, Florida. This much loved 21 year old was an avid hunter, loved the outdoors, was a wonderful brother and gift to all who knew him. He was a 2010 graduate of Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida. Upon graduation, he began work with his step-father's company SWI Photography where he was a staff photographer and visited several area schools and helped with class pictures. He left SWI Photography to complete his training at the Florida CMS Law Enforcement Officer Basic Recruit Training Program in October and was also employed at UPS during the holiday months. Hunter was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lake City.
Hunter is survived by his parents Loid (Rusty) Bailey, Jr. and Dr. Trish Bailey of Lake City, FL and Paula Williams Wilkinson and Mark Wilkinson of Gainesville, FL. His siblings include Remington and Tara Bailey (Lake City) and Jessica and Cooper Wilkinson (Gainesville). His Great Grandmother is Eunice Herndon. His Grandparents include Dorothy and Russell Bailey, Sr. and Al and Martha Williams of Lake City, Evelyn Hathaway of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Stan and Sylvia Wilkinson of Gainesville, Florida. Aunts and Uncles include Scott and Emily Bailey, Dusty Bailey, Kevin and Hillary Bailey, and Chris Williams of Lake City. Other Aunts and Uncles include Jeff and Lisa Wilkinson of Gainesville, Debbie and Jim Millerschultz of Bentonville, Arkansas and George Hathaway of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Cousins include Bethany, Lauren, Josh, Ava, Brielle, Aiden and Brooke Bailey, Ridge and Trace Williams of Lake City, Jenny Woody of Joplin, Missouri, Jeff Tanner of Anchorage, Alaska, Seth, Grant, Ian and Aaron Millerschultz of Bentonville, Arkansas, Brittany Woods and Kendyl Hathaway of Yorkville, Illinois and Lauren Wilkinson of Gainesville. He was loved and will be missed by so many more uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and family too numerous to list but no less important.
Funeral services for Hunter will be conducted at First United Methodist Church in Lake City on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Jeff Tate and Pastor Dusty Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00-8:00 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) 234 SW Scott Place, Lake City, FL 32024. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family online at
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Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954
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Published in Lake City Reporter on Dec. 17, 2013
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