John L. Bailey, 76, resident of Seal Hi-Rise in St. Anthony Park for 21 years, died Oct. 10, 2017.

He was born Sept. 17, 1941, and was raised in Tombstone, Ariz.

He left home at age 18 and took to the road, working in restaurants as a cook, as an orderly in hospitals and also as an ambulance driver. He never stopped more than a couple of years in one place.

He landed in the Twin Cities in 1983, and due to disability, he stayed. John cultivated his many talents, including painting, singing and playing piano. He had a beautiful voice. He loved Bingo and playing “Texas Holdem” with his friends at Seal Hi-Rise, where he will be truly missed.

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