Torian “Tory” Davis Bailey


Torian Davis Bailey, affectionately known as “Tory” was born May 1, 2000; and passed away September 1, 2021.

Tory graduated from Pickerington Central High School in 2018. He went on to study at Ohio University, where he majored in Business Finance. He attended Grace Fellowship Church in Pickerington Ohio with his friends. Attending service was not only enjoyable but was a high priority for him.

Tory loved fashion. Anytime he could shop for his favorite designer brands, (Supreme, Versace, Gucci and Louis Vuitton) he would. He was wise beyond his years. He enjoyed investing and electronics, they both piqued his interest at an early age. He also enjoyed cooking as seafood was his favorite.

Tory enjoyed working out, even though he was small, he was strong. His past time included traveling, snowboarding and being in the company of his friends.  He had a love for firearms, cars and enjoyed a good golf game with his father.

Tory loved his family and enjoyed being in their presence. He was very protective of his little sister Shayla and was excited that she was attending OU with him. He was always reliable. Anyone that was in need knew they could call on him anytime.

Tory is predeceased by his great grandparents Jean and Richard Ross, Marvin Hollowell and Leroy and Geneva Anglin.

Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Toriano and Shellie Bailey; sister Shayla Bailey; great-grandparents, Ruby Hollowell and Celestine Martin; grandparents, Jeri (George) Burton, Rondal (Babette) Davis, Tamarra Bailey and Aaron Flint; Aunts and Uncles, Aaliyah Flint, Rondal (Tina) Davis, Marcie Davis, Eboni Davis, Brook Davis, Latrece Hawkins, Kim Bailey, Adrienne Bailey, as well as a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.


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Visitation 10:00 AM and Memorial Service 11:00 AM Friday, September 10, 2021 at First Church of God , 3480 Refugee Road. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE.


Condolence Messages

  1. The McElravey Family

    It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I send so much love and prayers to you and your family during this time. I am so sorry for this tragic loss.

  2. Tory, I’m so glad to have the honor to have grown up with you. My heart hurts to know that such a good man , had to go so soon. To shel, tito, shayla, and to all the family. I am praying for you, and I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing me to grow up with your babies. I love you all. Fly high tory.

  3. We loved Tory so much and our hearts are shattered. No amount of words can express the pain you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.

  4. The Rodgers Family (Cincinnati, Ohio)

    This loss is tough for our family – near and far. We send our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Bailey family.

    Continued prayers during this challenging time.

    We love you,
    Michael, Paige, Ty, Jaylen and Bryce

  5. The Clear Family
    Please know our loving thoughts embrace you and yours each and every day.
    Wishing you strength and comfort thru these difficult times.

    • Tyler Holliman (Johnstown,Colorado)

      This is such a tough loss for the family. However, Tory would want for us to smile when thinking of him. I am sending prayers, thoughts and comfort to the Baileys’ , Shellie, Tito and Shayla. He will always be in our hearts.

      I love you all,
      Tyler Holliman

  6. Tita and Shelly, my heart aches for you and your family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your son.

  7. Rhonda Johnson Smith

    My sincere condolences to the family. It is never easy to lose a loved one. I pray God’s peace and comfort will be with you.

  8. Dear Tito, Shelley and Shayla,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you walk thru this period in your life. Please note that we love you all and will continue to pray for your family.
    Bob and Crystal Causey and family

  9. Dear Bailey family,

    Your son/brother had such incredible personality and a fun, happy, determine spirit of a caring young man. It is a joy and honor to have watched him grow into a handsome young man. We will miss him more then you know. He was a big brother to his young cousins and my youngest nephew. We are here for you all and will continue to pray for you and yours.
    Stacey and Pamela (AKA Auntie) Jones

  10. Ms. Gonnie Goins

    Dear Family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers that you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. May God wrap his loving arms around you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


    Gonnie Goins & Family ❤

  11. Beautiful tribute to Tory. Prays from the Hamptons, Ted, Kim, Tyler and Trevor.

  12. Dear Family,

    My deepest prayers and condolences to you for your lost. Losing are loved ones are not always the easiest to deal with, so I pray for the Lord to give you guidance and peace and always sending my love to you all through these difficult times.

  13. Trisha Stefanitsis

    Our hearts are broken… we love you .

    Rudy and Trisha Stefanitsis

  14. Tito, Shellie, Shayla
    My heart breaks for you all. I am praying for each one of you. Tory loved his family fiercely and he will be missed very much. His light will shine down on you each and every day. You know he will be watching over all of you until you meet again.

  15. We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Our words are inadequate at this time but may our prayers provide some peace and comfort.
    Love and prayers from Tracy, Chris, Cristopher, Morgan, Caroline and Madison Reyes

  16. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time. Your family is in may prayers.

  17. To the Bailey family,
    I am lost for words at this sad time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. I also pray that God wrap his loving arms around you today and everyday.

  18. Dear Bailey Family,

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I will continue to send uplifting prayers for strength during this time.

    Lisa Price and Family

  19. Jackie Rees Ulmer

    Dear Bailey Family,

    Please know that Tory was loved, admired, and respected by all the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Business here at OHIO. He is greatly missed. Please know that you are all in our hearts and thoughts.

  20. I am so sorry for your loss of your bright star Tory.May God keep you and strengthen you all through this time and forever.Only Heaven and God can get you all.Love you all .

  21. Kitty Ford Holliman (Aunt Kitty) NC

    Words can’t explain how I feel right now my heart goes out to my family, may God continue to comfort you during this time, my thoughts and prayers are with you I love you all so much. ❤️

  22. My condolences on the loss of your son. May Tory Rest In Peace. I pray for your comfort in this time of grief. Tito, know that your Eastmoor Family is here for you. dz

  23. Linda Stevens Johnson

    Tamarra and Aaron and the entire Bailey family:

    The Stevens family sends their heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your grandson/son/brother/nephew. May you find peace and comfort in the many memories that you shared with Tory.

    The family of Jennett Stevens.

  24. Our deepest condolences to you for your lost. Your family is in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  25. I love you with all of my heart I wish I was there with you honestly that day you were the big brother I always wished for you would always stick up for each one of us & thank you so much for being you Tory I forever think of you every second of the day I love your heart I love your mind an I love your soul

  26. Shellie, I am sorry I was not able to be there today. I did not know Tory but I know how much you loved him. He was lucky to have you.

  27. Dear Bailey Family,

    My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you in this difficult time. I had many great experiences and laughs while coaching Tory in our golf program. This news truly broke my heart.

    Chris Cores & the Tiger Golf Family

  28. Cousin Tito and family, I am standing in the gap of prayer for you and the family. Our family is here for any needs that you all may have. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Radcliff and Alston Family

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