Vernon was born on Aug. 7, 1956, in Chappell, Neb., to Wendell and Bernice Rapp Bailey. His father has preceded him in death, as well as a brother, Derald Gene Bailey.
He is survived by his son, Justin Bailey; his mother, Bernice Rapp Bailey, of Spencer, Iowa; his brothers: Wesley Charles Bailey and wife, Joan, of South Jordan, Utah, and Gerald Dean Bailey, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; his sisters: Maxine Jane Gonzales, of Casper, Wyo., Carol Ann Wilkenson and husband, Charles, of Spencer, Iowa, and Mary Eilene Jenson and husband, Dennis, of North Platte, Neb.
He served in the United States Navy as a construction electrician and worked at Bailey Electric in Oxnard, Calif. In addition to working, he loved his son, the ocean, reading and diving.
Condolences can be made online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.