Published: Sep 23, 2010 3:23 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 22, 2010 5:33 PM EDT

SANIBEL, Fla. - Well known Sanibel native Sam Bailey has died.

Bailey was best known in Southwest Florida as one of the owners of Bailey's General Store on Sanibel. The family run store has been open for more than a century.

Bailey was also involved in many civic projects.

Reaction has been pouring in since news of Bailey's death first broke, including a statement Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, who said Sanibel will never be the same.

Sam Bailey was 86 years old.