Steven Cole Bailey was an only child born to Phillip Short and Dolores (Du Bree) Bailey. He was born on Jan. 15, 1955, at Independence, Mo. At the age of five years his parents moved to Knoxville, where Steven attended the Knoxville schools, K-12. He graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1973 and already then had an interest in broadcasting. Following his graduation he attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, where he received an associate degree in broadcasting. Steven loved radio and worked at several radio stations. In 1976, his family opened Bailey’s Donut Shop in Knoxville which they operated for 13 years. Two years later, Steven opened a shop in Monroe. Steve and his family had fun working together and enjoyed serving the Knoxville and Monroe communities. At the present time Steven was employed at WHO radio as a technical director and at KATECHO medical supplies in Des Moines. Steve fought a long battle with cancer and passed away on Dec. 29, 2015, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella, at the age of 60 years. Mourning his passing is his dear mother, Dolores Bailey, of Knoxville and he was preceded in death by his father, Phillip S. Bailey, on Oct. 7, 2007. Steven loved radio, NASCAR racing, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Green Bay Packers. His car was trained to turn in at every Caribou coffee shop. Steve was a quiet, caring and thoughtful man, standing up for what he thought was right even if it wasn’t popular. He always expressed his opinions standing firm. God came first in his life and then his friends and family. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at the Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville.
Published on  January 7, 2016