ERWIN — Penny Bailey Keesecker, age 65, of Erwin, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, March 18th, in Sterling, Virginia.
Penny is a native of Unicoi County and the daughter of the late Willard and Mildred Bailey. Penny operated Keesecker Appliance and Furniture Company with her husband, family members, and many employees for 40 years before retiring in 2011.
She was a 1967 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a degree in Education. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy; her sister, Susan Bailey; and two nephews, Mark and Randy Keesecker.
Mrs. Keesecker leaves behind: Two sons: Kurt, wife, Lia, and children, Lena, Eve and Cy, of Charlottesville, Virginia Nathan, wife, Amy, and children, Jacob and Sarah, of Sterling, Virginia; A brother: Robert “Bo” Bailey, wife, Connie, and children, Ronnie Jay, Robbie and Crystal, of Erwin, Tennessee; Two special nieces: Mary Ball, husband, Roy, children, Jessee, Zachary and Bailey, of Milligan, Tennessee, Donna Hopson, children, Dani Jo and Colton, of Erwin, Tennessee; Mother in Law, Evelyn Whitson Bailey, of Erwin, Tennessee; Brothers and Sisters in Law: Irene Gray, husband, Jerome, Okeechobee, Florida, A.G. Keesecker, wife, Carol, Erwin, Tennessee, Jerry Keesecker, wife, Anita, Columbus, Ohio, Nancy Bogart, husband, Howard, Erwin, Tennessee, Conrad Keesecker, wife, Margaret Lee, Newport News, VA, Katrinka Quillen, husband, Prezzle, Kingsport, TN, John Keesecker, wife, Ann, Erwin, Tennessee, Michael Keesecker, Kingsport, Tennessee, Steven Keesecker, Erwin, Tennessee, Karl Keesecker, wife, Teresa, Erwin, Tennessee; Many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Erwin. Dr. Ray Sorrells will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Alan Foster.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 1:00 PM until service time at First Baptist Church.
Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Zach Ball, Gerald Webb, Bob Estepp, Edward Williams, Rob Stromberg, Ben McNabb, Frank Bailey, Ashley Whitehurst and Tim Harris.
For those wishing, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Erwin, TN; or to the Capitol Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA 22042; and, if able, please consider donating to your local chapter of American Red Cross during their next drive.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Penny Bailey Keesecker through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187