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H. Jerold Palmer, Jr.

December 24, 1926 — December 27, 2019

H. Jerold Palmer, Jr. went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2019 with two of his children by his side at the home of his daughter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Palmer was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, on December 24, 1926 to Harry J. Palmer and Nellie Mae James Palmer. Mr. Palmer served his country in WWII in the Merchant Marines and served as a Southern Baptist pastor and missionary to Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.

A graveside memorial service honoring the life of H. Jerold Palmer, Jr. will be held at 12 noon, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee, officiated by Rev. Jeff Palmer. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery prior to the service.

H. Jerold Palmer, Jr. is survived by his daughter, Jan Adcock (David) of Madison, Mississippi, his son, Harry Jerold Palmer, III of Richmond, Texas, his daughter Elizabeth Cherry (Chris) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, his son Dr. David Terry Palmer (Debra) of Huntington, Texas, and his daughter Emily Rice (Rob) of Fullerton, California. He is also survived by his sister Georgia Lee Kilpatrick (Robert) of Collierville, Tennessee, four-teen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Peggy Marie Voskuil and Emma Nell Palmer.

The family requests memorials to be directed to Baptist Global Response – Animals and Agriculture. See link below.

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