He was born on December 15, 1920 in Cabool, the son of Falus, Sr. and Myrtle (O’Hearn) Palmer. “Junior,” as he was known to many, was united in marriage to Clematis “Jo” Almond on August 18, 1946. He worked for many years as an auctioneer, both estate and livestock. He spent most of his time buying and selling cattle.
Junior continued to work on his farm and spend every moment he could with his great-grandsons as long as his health permitted. There was nothing he loved more than getting them in the truck and taking them for a drive to the creek or out to see the cows. There was not a place he could go that he did not see someone he knew and something to talk about. He had remained active in the United Methodist Church of Cabool since 1955.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife and love of his life for 65 years, Jo.
He is survived by his son, Ron Palmer; his granddaughter, Stephanie Dann and husband Chris; and his great-grandsons, C.J., Stephen and Phillip. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Cabool United Methodist Church with Dr. Michael Lawton officiating. Pallbearers were Charlie Kiser, Gary Maggard, Steve Wiley, Scott Lauderdale, John Plummer and Chris Dann. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.