Blaise Francis Bailey was born April 29, 1992 in Mitchell, SD to Kathleen Dewey and Greg Bailey. He grew up and attended Landstown High School through the tenth grade in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2009 he moved to Mitchell where he worked with his father at Bailey Metal Fabricators and was attending Mitchell Senior High School where he was going to be a senior. He loved art, music, hunting, fishing and animals, especially his cat, Bear.
He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Dewey of Virginia Beach, VA; his father, Greg Bailey and wife, Heidi of Mitchell; two sisters: Tyza Dewey of Virginia Beach and Ariel Beaird of Sioux Falls; his grandparents, Richard and Kay Bailey of Mitchell; his uncle, Ryan Bailey and aunt, Tracy Bailey both of Mitchell; close family friends, Iris Heard and son, Chris, and Sean Hanrahan all of Virginia Beach; his mentor, Donald Stump of Sierra Vista, AZ; aunts and uncles: Francis and Dawn Dewey, IA, Colleen Bohlman, PA, Micheal and Anna Dewey, NJ and Donald Dewey, FL; two nieces, Jura Dewey and Mina Dewey Hanrahan and Lori Vogt of Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Francis and Rosalie Dewey, great-grandparents, Ray and June Montgomery, step-grandmother, Virgie Montgomery and his favorite cat, Bear.