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Charles Leroy Pailer Jr.

March 20, 1927June 9, 2018

Charles Leroy Pailer Jr. passed away on June 9th, 2018, at Colonial Oaks Living Center, Metarie, LA, at the age of 91. He was the son of Charles Leroy Pailer Sr. and Lillian Pailer. He is predeceased by his wife Martha Ann, brother Ken, sister Betty, and son-in-law Richard Cross. He is survived by daughter Jennifer (Chad) and stepchildren Patricia, Kelly (Wade), and David. He is also survived by children Joni (Bob) and Jeff (Maureen) from first wife Gloria (deceased). He leaves grandchildren and step grandchildren Cody, Dylan, Hailey, David, Brian, Bobby, Ezra, and Alex, and great grandchildren Ciarra, Samatha, Gia, and Sylvia, and Chad's daughter Ava, all who he loved so dearly. He also leaves dear friends Beth and Steve Sekinger and many loving friends and neighbors. Mr. Pailer was born in Baltimore in 1927. He went to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and served in the Navy. He worked at Baltimore Copper Paint Company with marine coatings. Eventually, the shipping business brought him to the Gulf of Mexico. He lived in Spring, Texas and then Metarie, LA, where he worked at Lee Engineering. He was a proud member of the Masonic Order. Mr. Pailer was known as "Mr. Charlie" to many friends and neighbors in Metairie. Quite simply, he was a good person, a family man, and to those who knew him, a kind soul. Originally being a Marylander, he was often found explaining to the fine folks of Louisiana why crabs should be steamed…not boiled! A private burial service will be held in Baltimore at a later date.


Charles Leroy Pailer Jr.

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Janel Talley-Pizzolato

June 15, 2018

Sweet Mr Charles
Words cannot begin to express how honored I was to have known you. You were like a second dad to me growing up and the most loving and loyal man I knew. You treated me like I was a second daughter. I always loved sleeping at your house, coming home after a night out to Jenny’s room having the black light on, the ice chest full of a variety of sodas and bins of the various snacks you put so much effort into going buy was the highlight of our evening, We would pull in the driveway see the light through the window and just laugh, thinking of how much fun you had setting that up and knowing you did that for us. I hope you always knew how much I appreciated every kind gesture you ever did for me. Everytime I would see you, you would always greet me the same way Jannnnnnel with a big smile on your face and open arms, you were always so welcoming and made me feel so special. You were one of a kind Mr Charles and deserved nothing but respect, loyalty, love and happiness. I only pray your last days were peaceful surround by those you loved and you knew how very much you meant to all of them, you deserve nothing less. I admire, love and have the utmost respect for you forever. May you Rest In Peace with Ms Martha! I love you both so very much and I will miss you dearly!!!!

Edward Lee, IV

June 15, 2018

He had paint running thru his veins. Charles Pailer was hired by Lee Engineering Supply Co., Inc. from Valspar after buying Farboil Paint Co. in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Charlie was a loyal, respected, and dedicated employee who stayed with us until he couldn’t come to work any longer. He will be sadly missed.

Lana Nelson

June 14, 2018

Words can not begin to express my sorrow. I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to cross paths with Charlie during my life's journey. Charlie was a very knowledgeable man and when it came to paint, he was the guy to go to. He came into the computer age using his smart phone and even making on-line purchases. His family also knows how proud he was. No customer service representative ever had the upper hand. I've heard one side of many conversations and it is hard to pick a favorite. He's returned jeans because when he received his order (the jeans were not as blue as he expected). He even returned a pair of shoes that didn't last as long as he thought they should. But one of the best one was when he claimed - over the phone, to upper management - that his name was being drug through the mud from "Hooters" employees and manager due to the an over-cooked burger (so he didn't pay for his beer and walked out, at 90 years of age - LOL). He was a hoot and would always make you to yourself at laugh at life. He was not short on kindness either. Many times when I was down he would cheer me up with a surprise sweet in the afternoon. Hopefully reading this will make you laugh and remember. He will and has already been greatly missed. I'm sure he's probably already eaten crab cakes, critiqued them (as a food critic would) an let the proper person know how he feels. May his ashes be scattered in a place he loved. My condolences to the family for your loss.