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Kirk Widdison Bailey

August 22, 1956 — November 7, 2017

The happiest man in the world---

Kirk Widdison Bailey was the happiest man in the world, and why wouldn't he be? He knew the recipe to true happiness, "love others, help others, surround yourselves with friends, and study, live & share the teachings of Christ" …a legacy passed down from his parents, Donald and Mildred Bailey.

Kirk loved the Lord and the gospel. He knew God had a plan for everyone and loved sharing it with the people of Peru. Many callings followed Kirk through his life; he answered all of them with Love, Service, Excitement and Hard Work. He was especially happy when teaching gospel truths he'd discovered.

He married the beautiful, sassy, talented, Ann Luke. Equal in confidence but superior in talent, Ann aimed for the stars and Kirk was a willing partner. Together they spread their love through song & theater. With Ann by his side, Kirk was the happiest man in the world.

They started a family: Nicholas, Luke, Marren, Stuart, Rachel, Warren, Blythe, Hope, Reba & Adelaide. Every child, like their talented parents, unique & different in their approach. The Bailey family is a machine---unified, happy and full of love. With the many grandchildren, Ann started Cousin Camp for the younger kids; Kirk began Priesthood Camp for the older ones. It's a big hit and they are well on their way to changing their homes, the community, the nation and the world. No wonder Kirk was the happiest man in the world.

Kirk worked hard to support his big family, never idle, always the creator, inventor---ever questioning and tinkering. He could tear a car apart and make the two-bit thing run again. While others were impressed with their new car and huge car payments, Kirk would radiate when he brought the dead back to life and got another 50,000 miles out of that two-bit car. Kirk could fix anything, build anything----reckoning back to a time when everyone knew a little about everything; a rare man in an ever-changing world. He never was bitter about changes around him, lost jobs or bad luck; he just worked harder to make the good luck come his way. Always with a smile and the "Hey, what do ya know?" or "What's Up?", he was the happiest man in the world.

There's a big hole in the world today; something you never realize until he's missing because we never could imagine a world without Kirk in it----invincible and ever ready. He left this world Tuesday, Nov 7th when one of those resurrected cars hit a patch of black ice and rolled, killing him instantly. But Kirk is here with his arm around each of us and that smile. He would say, "Fill that hole with Love, help somebody and make a friend—today. Things are going to be OK."

Yes, Kirk Bailey was the happiest man in the world because of his family & his faith.

A viewing will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 14th at Wilks Funeral Home 211 W. Chubbuck Rd, Chubbuck, Idaho. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15th at the Inkom Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th at the Highland LDS Stake Center at 2140 Satterfield Drive.

(Many of the Bailey children are coming from far distances. An account has been set up for donations to help defray travel costs. Those who would like to donate may go to any Wells Fargo in Idaho or Utah, and request the "Kirk Bailey Memorial Fund". )

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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