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