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Chester Richard “Dick” Palmer, age 80,

Chester Richard “Dick” Palmer, 80, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed from this life on October 23, 2019. He was born in Hobart, Oklahoma to the late Chester “Chet” and Nadine Palmer. Dick was a fun loving man who was known to be a jokester and was referred to as the “Hug man” while feeding the homeless people as part of his church’s outreach mission. He was a locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad and enjoyed driving his trains. Dick loved going to the lake and the beach but his greatest love in life was his bride, Lynn, for the past 55 years.

He is also preceded in death by his sister Anne Geirs. Dick leaves behind his loving wife of 55 years Lynn H. Palmer; four children, Troy Edwards, C. Richard Jr (Kerri), Chris Palmer (Susanne), Melissa Harris (John); eight grandchildren, Matthew Palmer, Jonathan Palmer, Cole Palmer, Chase Palmer, Leslie Palmer, Jacob Lawrence, John Paul Harris; one sister, Janet L. Torrance and a host of other loving family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00am at the First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Judy & Joe Johnston Posted October 24, 2019 6:01 PM

    Our friend.

  • James i Dumont Posted October 24, 2019 6:16 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.Dick will be missed he made a major impact on every individual life that he made contact with.. forever you’ll be missed.

  • DeAnn Roach Posted October 24, 2019 9:23 PM

    So sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your family!

  • Jennifer Hunt & Angela DeLoach Posted October 25, 2019 3:05 AM

    Dick was a fine man. Always kind to family and friends. Jenniffer and I send love and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Mary & Steve Collie Posted October 25, 2019 9:38 AM

    I am so glad God brought us together!! Dick and Lynn are very special people. Dick was a fine man and we loved him so much.

  • Steve and Mary Collie Posted October 25, 2019 9:48 AM

    Such a blessing to have known Dick!
    Always enjoyed fellowship with he and Lynn! Won’t be long and we’ll all be Praising The Lord together! Lynn, you’re an inspiration, so stand boldly and keep that Love for others flowing… we all need each other til we get where Dick is! Uplifting the children! May the Lord heal your wounds and comfort your souls at this time!!!
    Deepest sympathy and Love,
    Steve and Mary Collie

  • Frances York Posted October 25, 2019 6:06 PM

    Dick was my helper through the years. Will miss him.

  • Faye Walton Posted October 25, 2019 7:03 PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Dick such a gentleman and it was my blessings to have known him and his awesome personality . A reAl giver !!!

  • Ray Moreno Posted October 25, 2019 11:09 PM

    I sure am going to miss my Sunday morning hugs. Love you Dick Palmer

  • Jim Toler Posted October 26, 2019 9:09 AM

    Hard to believe Lynn. Last time I saw you too was at Uncle Jon’s funeral at Central Baptist.
    Sorry I have not been available. We all went through a lot. I am recovering from brain surgery now. But God blessed me.
    You and Dick were great everyone including me. I’m so sorry Lynn.
    Dick was a fine man. He took his licks and kept on moving. He adored you. He will be missed. See you soon.
    Dick touched so many lives. We all are better off knowing him. I’m gonna miss him. Condolences from The Toler family.

  • Crystal Wood Posted October 26, 2019 11:13 AM

    So sad to learn our time is so limited with someone we admire and care for. Please know if there is anyway I can be of help I am available. My prayers are with you.

  • Paul Riley Posted October 26, 2019 12:35 PM

    Until we meet again my friend

  • Sherry Flowers Posted October 28, 2019 9:32 AM

    Sending my deepest condolences to Lynn and the family. Dick was a great guy, and will forever be remembered.

  • Donald Moseley Posted October 28, 2019 11:45 AM

    Margaret and I are praying for you, Lynn, in your loss and heaven’s gain. We are happy to have had you as neighbors. Be assured of our love and continued prayers.

  • Richard & Mary Jo Moore Posted November 3, 2019 12:08 AM

    Lynn & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss of Dick. Will be praying for you and your family.

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