Funeral services for Elmer Eugene ‘Gene’ Palmer, 82, of Whitesburg and formerly of Camden, Mo., were held February 14 in Missouri.
A son of the late Joseph Harrison and Lou Ella Davis Palmer, he died February 7 in Whitesburg. He was a grandfather of the late Eric Keith Palmer.
He served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, both active and in the Reserves, and was retired from Ford Motor Company.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Lou Banks Palmer; three sons, Philip E. Palmer of Port Angeles, Wash., Joseph P. Palmer and wife Wendy of Winnemucca, Nev., and Kenneth A. Palmer of Richmond, Mo.; two daughters, Cheryl Ann Meierer and husband Steve, and Virginia Lynne Camp and husband Dennis ‘D’, all of Richmond, Mo.; two brothers, Don Palmer and wife Marie, and Gayle Palmer and wife Judy, all of Richmond, Mo.; his former wife, Virginia Ella Breshears; three stepdaughters,
Debra Lane and husband David, and Gail Hendry, all of Spokane, Wash., and Vickie Hendry of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.