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3124 Robinson Drive
WACO, TX 76706
Phone: 254-662-2131
Fax: 254-662-1311
Vantso Bailey

Vantso H. Bailey

Wednesday, November 10th, 1937 - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Vantso H. Bailey, 81, of Lorena, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 9, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., with Bro. Reggie Blake of Beacon Hill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. His visitation will be held 5-7 pm Monday, April 8, at the funeral home.
Vantso was born on November 10, 1937 in Bestita, a small village in Yugoslavia, now known as Macedonia, a country in Southeast Europe. He was the youngest of four siblings. As a teenager, Vantso endured a long and treacherous journey to America to build a better future for himself. Shortly after, he also helped his nephew, Boris, enter America. Vantso loved to tell his family stories of life in other parts of the world, instilling a sense of gratefulness for the opportunities that we have in America.
On April 26, 1963, Vantso married the love of his life, Sandra Sue Schrader. Together they had three children, Troy, Rhonda and Renee. Vantso and Sandra opened Van Arts Company in 1968 and maintained the business for over 50 years. Vantso was an active member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church for 47 years where he developed many friends.
Vantso loved to take care of the things that he worked so diligently for, and one could often find him riding his tractor or working at his business. However, his true delight was spending time with his children and grandchildren and his many beloved pets.
Vantso is preceded in death by his parents, Riste and Neda Crvenkovski, and by his siblings, Smile, Mitre, and Dosta.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra Bailey; his children: Troy Bailey and Elisabeth, Rhonda Sullivan and Darren, Renee Holton and James; and his nephew whom he loved as his son, Boris Crvenkovski and wife Loretta. He had many precious grandchildren, including: Kayly Adams, Marye Brunson and Garrett, Sarah Adams, Courtney Cader, Mabry and Hunter Yoes. He also loved Boris’s kids, Heather, Matthew, and Lauren and their families.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Pastor Reggie Blake
  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 South Interstate Hwy 35
    WACO, TX 76706
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Kristy Riddering Stroud

Posted at 08:28am
Prayers and Love to you all! Vantso was such a sweet sweet man! So many memories with your family and I will treasure forever! Love you all!
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Waco Hotel Motel Association

Posted at 12:29pm
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Albert & Belinda Hornak

Posted at 12:06pm
Vantso, Albert and I are so sad to see you go so soon. You were such a special person. We loved hearing your stories and being able to check out your old car. Thank you for loving our son as if he was truly one of your own. We will miss you and will promise to "try" and keep Troy, Renee and Rhonda in line for you! Sandra and family, We will continue to pray for each of you during this difficult time. Please remember that Vantso touched the lives of so many and that those memories will be cherished for a lifetime! Hugs to each of you. Love, Albert and Belinda Hornak

Dana Key

Posted at 08:49am
What a blessing to get to briefly know such a fun loving good natured man. He always had a smile on his face and seemed to really enjoy life. Rest in peace and God bless all of the family. My prayers are with each of you. Dana Key

Kathy, Les, Brandon, Nicky, Clark & Shannon

Posted at 08:44am
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