Richard Allen Palmer Sr., 55, passed away Oct. 11, 2017, at home surrounded by his family, after an extended illness.
He was born to Jack Palmer and Shirley MacFadden in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on July 25, 1962.
After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy serving for four years, and then entered the Navy Reserves. He worked for many years as a certified welder, most recently at Mofab. He enjoyed fishing, outdoors and music.
Left to treasure Richard's memory is his wife, Kelly Baker Palmer; children, Danielle Martinez, Richard (Ashley) Palmer Jr., Teri Palmer, James (Jessica) Martinez, Stephanie Martinez, Kerri Palmer and Hailey Palmer; stepchildren, Kristen (Shane) Rastle and Jonathon Baker; siblings, Curtis Palmer and Marcia (Scott) Crose; nine grandchildren; one nephew; in-laws, Ralph and Margaret Rector; and special buddy, Scooter.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his three dogs, Otis, Maggie, and Ernie.
Services are pending.
Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services assisted the family with arrangements.
Published on October 14, 2017