Ralphard Mace (R. M.) Palmer, 93, of Dyersburg, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare Dyersburg Regional. Born October 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Eli Mace and Luna Vercie Rumley Palmer. He was an active member of the Northside Church of Christ of Dyersburg. He was a World War II Navy veteran, retired from the U. S. Postal Service, former employee of the Coca-Cola Company, and preached for various congregations, including the Twin Oaks Church of Christ, Huntingdon, Tn.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg Tn. conducted by Brother Don McCaslin and Brother Rick Willis.
Pallbearers will be: Stacey Weeks, Britt Hall, Gatlin Willis, Rick Willis, Jayson Norris, and Charles Edward Palmer. Honorary pallbearer will be Ty Weeks.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2017 at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Etna Palmer of Dyersburg; one daughter, Jennifer Ruth Holt of Dyersburg; four grandchildren, Stacey Weeks, Amy Jackson, Melissa Hall and Gatlin Willis; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters Judy Ann Weeks and Janet Kaye Willis. Five sisters Ruth Shelton, Clarice Williamson, Florence Tubbs, Hilda Capps and Polly Milligan. Two brothers Turner (C. T.) Palmer and Edward W. (E. W.) Palmer.
Arrangements entrusted to Curry Funeral Home, 1984 St. John Avenue, Dyersburg, TN 38024. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.curryfuneral.com.