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Carl A. Palmer, 79

Carl A. Palmer, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  He was born in Batesville, Arkansas on March 24, 1939.  Carl was a proud Navy Veteran who served on the U.S.S. Midway from April 22, 1958 to March 30, 1962.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Palmer; daughter Pam Bowman (Bob) of Vilonia, Arkansas; son Michael Palmer (Linda) of Judsonia, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Brandy Ballard and Misty Bowers of Vilonia, Arkansas, Brittany Bowman of Los Angeles, California, Whitney Henderson of Conway, Arkansas, Stephanie Stephenson of Saraland, Alabama, Kevin Palmer of Theodore, Alabama, Felicia Holland of Pangburn, Arkansas, and Danielle Stone of Judsonia, Arkansas; ten great grandchildren, Robby and Logan Bowers, Brandon and Tristan Sellers, Adrian Ballard, Carter Henderson, Madison Wallace, Brooklyn, Brandice, and Caleb Stephenson; sister, Vada Barnett; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Stella and Amos Palmer; siblings Conway Palmer, Glenna Hutchinson, and Gerald Palmer.

Carl was loved by pretty much everyone he met.  He touched the hearts of so many while he walked this earth and we know he’s now with those who have gone before him.  He was kind hearted, generous to a fault, and his love taught all those around him what family was meant to be.  He will be greatly missed by those he left behind, but he left everyone he knew with wonderful memories of love, knowledge, and wisdom. 

He was deeply loved by his family, friends, and community.  A special “Thank You” to all the Little Rock Veterans Administration  Hospital  doctors and nurses for taking such good care of our loved one.

Visitation service will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from  4- 6 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service,  2620 West Main Street,  Jacksonville, Arkansas.

A celebration of life service will be held Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,  6470 Highway 89 South, Cabot, Arkansas.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 1504 North J.P. Wright Loop Road, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400.

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  • Janice Beitler Posted October 25, 2018 7:45 PM

    Carl was a special guy. I lov d seeing him at our reunions. I could always count on Carl for a laugh he will greatly missed by everyone

  • Marilyn Coles Cherry Posted October 25, 2018 9:15 PM

    So sorry Betty. Prayers for your family.

  • Pat and Jay Smith Posted October 26, 2018 1:17 PM

    We love him dearly. He was such a kind and sweet man. Will be so happy to see him again one day. Love you, Betty!

  • Beverly Underwood Posted October 26, 2018 2:41 PM

    Betty,we will all miss him so very much.Such a very sweet,and kind man.
    We were so fortunate to have known him!
    Love you all
    Beverly and Glynn Underwood

  • Jo Ann and Ross Holt Posted October 26, 2018 8:22 PM

    Betty, Pam and Michael we were so blessed to have known Carl. We consider your family as special friends always. Love you dearly.

  • Jim & Ann Byers Posted October 27, 2018 4:43 AM

    Betty, you know that you and Carl are two very special people to Jim and I. We will miss Carl very much and you know that we’re here for you. Carl was always here for us and will never be forgotten in ou hearts and minds.

  • Johnny & Mary Hodges Posted October 27, 2018 8:20 AM

    Betty and Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you; Johnny & Mary Hodges

  • Nancy Whitehead Posted October 27, 2018 8:26 AM

    Betty we loved Carl so much and love you to Tony and I pray for comfort and peace at this time and we know we will see him again

  • Roland and Pat Revis Posted October 27, 2018 2:07 PM

    Always enjoyed the workouts and conversations with Carl and Betty at the Community Center. Betty, you and the family remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless y’all!

  • Floyd and Stephanie Davis Posted October 27, 2018 5:55 PM

    With deepest sympathy, Mike, we are sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.

  • Shawn Lee and Ashley Revis Posted October 27, 2018 5:58 PM

    With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Angela Vance Posted October 28, 2018 9:32 PM

    Betty, Pam and Michael, my heart, thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.

  • Margaret Hardcastle and Sherry Burton Posted October 28, 2018 10:09 PM

    To the Family we are very sorry for your loss of a wonderful gentleman. Prayers for your comfort and peace.

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