Scott Weston Bayles, 71, died peacefully at his residence with family by his side July 27, 2016. He was born November 16, 1944, in Moab, UT, a son of Scott Lyman and Delores Isabelle (Gravelle) Bayles.
While growing up in Utah he enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, being out on the range and doing cattle drives. Scott was an accomplished athlete at San Juan High School, Blanding, UT, graduating in the class of 1963. He enlisted in U.S. Navy following graduation and proudly served his country for 30 years, retiring Aug 5, 1993. He founded Bayles Tours and Charter Bus Service and spent the next 25 years enjoying the many trips chartered and loved to joke, tease and talk with all his clients especially the senior citizens.
His greatest love and joy in his life was his family. He met Vickie while he was stationed at Brunswick Naval Air Station in 1985 and they were married in 1987. Scott was a kind, generous and supportive figure to his family. His words of encouragement or his sense of humor (and his laugh) would brighten anyone's day and he would always add "Can't we all just get along."
He enjoyed returning to the family reunions in Blanding, UT, and visiting with family and friends, reminiscing and telling stories.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie of Old Town; four children, Scott W. Bayles Jr. and his wife, Allie, of NM, Lori Tibbetts and significant other, Craig Thorne, of Milford, Butch Tibbets and significant other, Melanie Martin, of Hudson and Duane Tibbetts of Bradley; daughter-in-law, Andrea Tibbetts of Old Town; grandchildren, Seth W. Bayles, Scottie W. Bayles, Robbie Ketch, Kaylee Tibbetts, Brandon Tibbetts Michaud, Miyah Hall and Duane D. Tibbetts; siblings, Jocelyn Johnson and her husband, Ferd, of Blanding, UT, Dwayne Bayles and wife, Jill, of Central Valley UT, Peggy Palmer and husband, Vee, of Knav, UT, Dorothy Black and her husband, Dale, of St. George, UT, Joel Bayles and wife, Debbie, of Blanding, UT, Mona Bayles of Salt Lake, UT, and Georgia Black and her husband, Ed ,of Blanding, UT; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Joseph Sapiel, Leon Sapiel, Dwight Sapiel and his significant other, Nancy Carson, Wayne Sapiel and his wife, Sue, and Debbie Hallett; special friend, Binky and her husband, Emil Mihalco; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Dwight; and his parents.
Friends and family will gather 7-9 p.m. Friday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Burial with full military honors will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. All are invited to return to the Holy Family Parish Center for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. A special heartfelt thank you to CancerCare of Maine and to Hospice of St. Joseph and nurses Kevin and Judy for the compassionate and wonderful care shown to Scott. Memorial contributions may be made to the RSU34 Education Foundation, 156 Oak St., Old Town, ME 04468 or to the Children's Fund at Cancer Care of Maine, c/o EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 391, Bangor, ME 04402 or www.emhsfoundation.org