Grace Louise Cansler Bailey, age 87, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Chuckey, TN, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lessie Tarlton Painter. Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and was loved by all who knew her. She was employed for many years at K-Mart where she worked at the Customer Service Desk and she loved meeting the customers. Louise was a true people person and she never met a stranger. She loved to bowl, travel and square dance, but family and her faith in the Lord was the most important thing to Mom. She was always there to lend a helping hand. She will be loved and missed by many.
In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Cansler; second husband, Jackie Bailey; sister, June Landers; brother, Howard Painter; son, Denny Cansler; daughter, Libby Wilson; grandson, Jason Cansler.
Survivors include two sons, Vic Cansler and wife Kathy, Chuckey, TN and Michael Cansler and wife Jan, Gray, TN; daughter, Carol Shull, Johnson City; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; two half-brothers, Roger Painter and Woody Painter. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Louise will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. David Dugger officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 12 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 A.M. Thursday.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice for the love and care they showed our mother, and to the loving crew at NHC for the love and care they showed mom when she was there.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Cansler-Bailey family. (423) 928-6111