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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