Doug was born Sept. 9, 1962, in Ontario to Walt and Janice (Jenkins) Bailey of Diamond. He was welcomed by older brother, Brad, and later they both welcomed brother, Vade. Doug was raised in Diamond, where he attended school to the eighth grade. There, he had many mischievous adventures in the Diamond Valley with his good childhood friends who remained true friends throughout his life. His mischievous adventures followed him to Crane High School where he graduated in 1981.
Doug loved the ranching life. He enjoyed gathering cattle, branding, and was the master fence builder of the family. He was known to be an extreme perfectionist, and when he decided to do a job, it was done to perfection.
Doug was employed by the Harney County Road Department for 24 years. As true to his spirit, he was known to always have a good joke, but always did his job to perfection. He eventually worked his way up to foreman.
Doug married Lori on June 5, 1993, and made their home in Hines. They welcomed two sons and built a good life together. Doug and Lori traveled many miles attending wrestling meets, football and baseball games with their boys. Watching his sons participate in sporting events was a source of pride and enjoyment for Doug. He was especially proud to watch Brennan win a state championship in wrestling and Logan win MVP in baseball during their senior years of high school.
Doug was loved for his mischievous spirit, good jokes, zest for life, and many, many, many humorous nicknames he gave others. He was a tell-it-like-it-is person, who had a deep loyalty to his family and true friends. He had a quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and loved to play pranks. He will be extremely missed during the family get-togethers, hunting trips and pitch games.
Doug is survived by his wife, Lori; sons, Brennan and Logan; mother, Janice; and brothers, Brad and Vade. He also leaves behind sisters-in-law, Roxane and Heather; nephews, Zach, Zane and Luke; many aunts, cousins and good friend, Don Davis.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Walt.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Elks Lodge in Burns. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Doug’s memory may be made to Burns High School Wrestling Program, in care of LaFollette’s Chapel in Burns.