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Ralph Steven Palmer, age 73

Ralph Steven Palmer, of Conway died peacefully at home, February 6, 2021. He was 73 years old.

A Veteran, in his early life, Steve served two years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After his time in the Navy, Steve followed his father’s footsteps and began his career as Maintenance Engineer with AT&T for thirty-seven years.

Steve enjoyed his early morning’s at Julie’s Sweet Shop – six days a week with his coffee buddies. Julie Goodnight quickly became family to Steve and Sandra. Steve cared about his friends and was always there when needed. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, friends, and their grandson Justin Oulette, the light of their life. Steve was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a great father to his son Chris who looked up to him and a devoted husband.

Ralph Steven Palmer was born on July 21, 1947, in Conway, Arkansas, to the late Dib (D.W.) Palmer and Billye Hiland Palmer. He leaves behind his wife Sandra Palmer of twenty-six years, son Christopher Palmer of North Little Rock, brothers David (Lynda) Palmer of Conway, Phillip Palmer of Hot Springs, stepchildren Eric Treat of Conway, Christy (David) Matthews of Little Rock, grandson, Justin Luke Oulette of Little Rock.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Kindred Hospice KAH Foundation, 770 Factory Street, Conway, Arkansas, 72032.



  • Joe Minton Jr Posted February 11, 2021 11:28 AM

    I knew Steve for almost 40 of my 50 years. Great man who will be missed. Prayers for all his loved ones. RIP Mr. Palmer.

  • Mary Holley Posted February 11, 2021 3:00 PM

    Jim and I knew Steve through the telephone company and also through serving with Steve with Telephone Pioneers. He was always the first to volunteer to help where he could! Sorry for your loss! Praying for his family!

  • Shirley Armstrong Posted February 11, 2021 4:49 PM

    I worked with Steve over 20 years and must tell you he was a great man. He had a kind word everyday. He will truly be missed.. I will keep Sandra, Chris and the rest of the family in my prayers!

  • Carol Palmer Heffington Posted February 12, 2021 6:48 AM

    Steve and I were close cousins, he will be missed very much, we talked a lot these past few years of family we had lost, our Dads were brothers, my prayers go out to Sandra, Chris and the rest of the family….

  • Dr. James F McCoy Posted February 12, 2021 4:58 PM

    Thinking goods thoughts of Steve and Sandra. He always had a smile and a good attitude.

  • Georgia Clark Ross Posted February 12, 2021 6:55 PM

    I, children, Sarah and Eva, and Ex-husband lived next door for almost 3 years. Steve was a great neighbor!

  • Benny Breeding Posted February 20, 2021 7:20 PM

    Sandra so sorry to read about mr Steve as my grandson called him. He thought a lot of mr Steve as did I . You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Sandra B. Palmer Posted March 5, 2021 4:42 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I also am a widow, for 24 years now. I hope you receive my note because my mouth dropped open when I read your husband’s obit and I think you will see why. My name is Sandra (Buck) Palmer and my deceased husband’s name was Philip Winfield Palmer.Your husband’s birthdate is the same as my daughter-in-law, Veronica Palmer. I knew of only one other Sandra Palmer who, I believe, was a court recorder. My father-in-law, Frank Palmer, was a New Yorker who came to Little Rock on a job and while here married Evelyn Smith. Anyway there were just so many ironies I felt I wanted to let you know. My granddaughter, Eva Palmer is a senior at St. Joseph there in Conway. I live in Little Rock on Hwy. 10. May God bless you and get you through the difficult days ahead for you.

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