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Fred Thomas Bayless

April 27, 1943 ~ October 03, 2021

Fred Thomas Bayless, 78, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away October 3, 2021 at VNA Hospice House.

At the request of the family, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA and Hospice Foundation,, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 or to the Food Pantry of Indian River County, Inc., , 2216 16th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960.




Michelle Wagner

October 5, 2021, 1:35 pm

I’m so sorry my friend.

Prayers for you and your family.

Virtual hugs!

Michelle Wagner

Joan Edwards

October 5, 2021, 2:27 pm

For Carolyn and Vickie,

So sorry to read of Fred’s passing. Long time memories of all the cooking he did for various groups (one for a Pilot Club dinner at my house). You all had wonderful trips together and those memories will last you forever. Know that you have a friend in me if you are in need. Sincerely, Joan Edwards

Patricia A Kroger

October 5, 2021, 3:45 pm

Pat & Dan Kroger

Carolyn and Vickie,
Dan and I send our love and prayers. Fred could not have had a more loving wife and daughter. You were and still are a blessed family. We all love you so.

Sue Curtis

October 5, 2021, 8:27 pm

Our family has many great memories of Fred and all that he provided to those he knew. Such a caring person.
Love to both of you!

Amy Tardif

October 6, 2021, 12:59 am

So sorry for your loss! Thinking of your family. Sending love, hugs & prayers. The Tardif Family xo

Linda and Gary Moore

October 6, 2021, 4:00 pm

Fred was one of a kind, always full of energy and ready to have fun. His expertise with kids was valued by teachers at VBHS and parents at CCOVB. His willingness to share his adventures and life experiences inspired everyone. Rest in peace, friend. May your family be comforted by the many friends and family who share your loss.

Dixie Brooker

October 6, 2021, 4:43 pm

Carolyn, so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Love and prayers to you and Vickie!

Dixie Brooker

October 6, 2021, 4:51 pm

Thinking of you and Vickie, Carolyn. Sending love and prayers!

Jennifer Manis

October 6, 2021, 5:59 pm

Fred was a beloved volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem Program for almost 7 years. He advocated for countless abused, abandoned and neglected children in our area. His love and care will leave a beautiful legacy in the lives of children whom he helped find safe, loving, and permanent homes.

Life well lived Fred! We are grateful that we got to know you. We are in your debt.

Paul Nigro

October 7, 2021, 2:46 pm

Fred was such a kind and caring person. He was a wonderful advocate for children and gave so much to his community. And he was so proud of his family. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Fred will be greatly missed by many.

Susan Prado

October 7, 2021, 11:09 pm

My sincerest condolences on your loss. Fred was a wonderful volunteer and child advocate. He was a kind person and great to work with. He will be remembered dearly by those whom he touched with his service.

Susan Roberts

October 8, 2021, 7:05 pm

Carolyn and Vickie,
So sorry for your loss. Fred was always smiling and had kind words to say. My heart goes out to you.

Chris Ryall

October 8, 2021, 8:38 pm

Carolyn and Vickie, Warm hugs and condolences. Fred had so many talents that made people appreciate food and friendship! May God’s love give you grace. Alan and Chris Ryall

Pam Walker

October 9, 2021, 1:12 pm

I was very sorry to read about your dad’s passing. He was always such a great substitute for me. I would often run into him at Publix and he would always stop to talk. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janice Hepfer

October 9, 2021, 5:09 pm

Carolyn, please know that so many are thinking about you. We know the loss is deep.

Tammy Dunkel

October 9, 2021, 10:20 pm

I had the opportunity to work with Fred at the Guardian ad Litem Program. He was always so kind and friendly and a fierce advocate and mentor for the children he served. I loved chatting with him and will miss working with and learning from him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Mary Stephany Hiller

October 16, 2021, 7:04 pm

Mary Kate absolutely adored Mr. Bayless. He always asked about her and made her feel special. He was a special individual who always had a story to tell and smile to brighten your day. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family.

Bob & Katie Nall

October 20, 2021, 2:16 pm

Dear Carolyn and Vicki, Fred’s laughter rings in our ears every time we think of him. Fond memories and favorable tastes linger in our minds when we think of Fred. Warm hugs for love, light, and peace.

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