Gladys was a native of Winchester, KY, and a daughter of the late Nevil and Mary Ellen Gravett Quisenberry.
She was a homemaker and loved cooking, knitting and sewing for her children, grandchildren and friends.
Gladys was a longtime member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and both the Solon Gentry and Virgil Anderson Sunday School Classes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Edwin Douglass Cantler, Sr., in 2009, a son, Edwin Douglass Cantler, Jr., a grandson, Michael Cantler, two sisters, Virginia Blankenship and Helen Stacy.
Gladys is survived by three children, Fred Cantler and wife Katrina, Brevard, NC, Sara C. Hansen and husband Mark, Collierville, Bob Cantler and wife Dianna, Johnson City; daughter-in-law, Jenina Cantler, Memphis; one sister, Ann Williams and husband George, Irmo, SC; eight grandchildren, Natalie Canter and husband Matt, Mary Emily Yancey and husband Kevin, Sergeant Andrew Cantler, U.S. Army, and wife Feeny, Clay Cantler, Reverend Palmer Cantler, Ann Caroline Hansen, Quentin Cantler and Second Lieutenant Gray Hansen, U.S. Army; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Monday, September 2, 2019, at 4:00 P.M., from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Lester, officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday prior to the service from 3:00-4:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
The graveside committal service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 P.M.
In-lieu-of flowers, memorials may be made to Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Cantler family. (928-6111)