Chris Bayley

Chris Bayley

20.01.1947 - 07.10.2022

Chris sadly passed away at home on Friday 7th October 2022 aged 75 years. Loving husband of Gill, loving dad of Sharon, and much loved Grandad of Fred and Mark.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Mark Green


Grandad, it’s been a week since we said our final “goodbye” and even now I’m struggling to find the words to write.

You truly were an amazing man, husband to Nan, dad to Mum and Grandad/Great-Grandad.

You have always been there for everyone, the glue that held everyone together. You were there for the good, the bad and the ugly but yet you managed to always find a way to make everything better.

I know that you will shine bright in the sky, always looking down at us and keeping an eye on everyone.

Watching you struggle and suffer these past few years has been truly heartbreaking, but you faced it all head on, with your head held high and through it all you kept your humor and you stayed strong.

I am truly sorry that certain other people didn’t make the effort to see you or to spend time with you, I know that upset you, but you never let it show.

You are sorely missed and will be forever loved and remembered for the amazing, caring, loving man that you were.

I still can’t believe I am sat writing this, instead of sat talking to you, listening to countryfile or the news in the background.

Sleep tight Grandad and say hello to those that have gone before you that I know will shine bright next to you forever.

Rest In Perfect Grandad, you are no longer in pain

I love you with all my heart ❤️ and I promise to look after Nan and Mum, just how you did

Becca green



Not only a great grandad & grandad but a husband ,father ,brother ,uncle …

but also a care taker that many adored at rose green school.

He was the smile as I walked into school , the checker upper if I was down & I know for MANY others !

if anything broke he was the man who could fix it ,

& the grandad of the boy I fell in love with!

Our family has a hole where you’ve been .
you will be solely missed
I’m so grateful that you got to meet all of your great grandchildren
We will miss your hugs & Story’s ❤️
And Your jokes even the inappropriate ones Nan would glare at you for !
Your glass that always refilled ,

Thank you for all you’ve done for us ,

Rest in perfect peace

And as our children would say ‘ Grandad worms ‘ ❤️

Fred Green



I'm sorry, I'm sorry I wasn't there more, I'm sorry I couldn't spend more time with you. But thankyou. Thankyou for all you taught me growing up, from some of the most basics things, to how to grow and nurture plants, to the more complex in the workshop.
Thankyou for being you; the man who knew how to break the silence, induce a laugh, and could tell a story or joke at the drop of a hat. You knew it all and didn't miss a trick.
Thankyou for helping over the years and being the consistent, the dependable one with no grey space. We knew where we stood with you, we may not have agreed on a few things but I respected your opinion and views, and often sought your wisdom on different matters.

You will be sorely missed. By us all you'll be deeply missed. Your general bearing and how people gravitate towards you was amazing. I know you suffered as years went on, but you stood ever strong and tall. Miss you immensely.

"Soil not dirt, whiskey not water"

Love you Grandad. Freddie.

Sharon Green


How can I sum up such a man as you?
You were a complex man but also a man of simple requirements. You loved with your whole heart but didn’t suffer fools at all, let alone gladly. You were stubborn but loving; bloody minded but generous; “ockard” but had an amazingly dry sense of humour and you were most definitely ‘unique’. You held up your family through some dark times but had us crying with laughter during the good times.
Dad, you are so very much missed already and it hurts to know that I will never hear your voice again or be on the receiving end of a “Dad” hug.
Give my love and hugs to those who have gone before and I hope you enjoy the view you now have as we “brought you home”.
Sleep well Dad. Shine brightly.
With all my love. xxx

Russell and Angela


May you Rest in Peace in the beautiful hills of Sussex. A lovely way to say goodbye. With love x

Russell and Angela


We will miss you Uncle Chris, your good humour and high spirits would lift the room. We happily provide our contribution to support the great work of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. With love to you all x

Ros and Bob Simpson


In memory of a much loved and sorely missed brother.Rest in peace dear Chris.Xx

John, Julie & Family


Rest in peace dear brother. You will always be missed.

Tony Leeds


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Many great memories
Thoughts are with you all.

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