Gerald Edgar “Jerry” Bayless was born May 19, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Gerald S. and Elizabeth (Dutcher) Bayless. He passed away May 2, 2016 in Clinton, Missouri.
He was married to Sandra Gail Evans for 45 years and this union was blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter, James, Brad, Kody Lee and Jody. Jerry served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Long and his great granddaughter Brylee Jo Orr.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bayless, of the home; 3 sons, James Bayless of St. Clair County, Brad and wife Kimberly Bayless of Lowry City, Missouri and Kody Lee and wife Kimberly of Osceola, Missouri; 1 daughter Jody Langstraat and husband John of Springfield, Missouri; 20 grandchildren, Melody, Amanda, Nathaniel, Brittany, Brooke, Erica, Karley, Sidney, Caleb, Cameron, Kaleigh, Adreonna, Kaiden, Niah, Gracelyn, Christopher, Michael, Calynn, Jayden and Azreila.
Jerry was the most loving husband, father, grandpa and great grand papa. He had many friends and was loved by all who knew him.