John Franklin Palmer, Jr.-July 12, 2012

John Franklin Palmer, Jr., 88, of Panhandle died on July 12, 2012.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Memorial Park East Mausoleum with Dennis Humphrey and Wylie Chaney officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Palmer was born on February 20, 1924 in Coffeyville, Kansas to John and Essie Palmer. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and had worked at Pantex for thirty-two years retiring as a fireman. He was a member of First Christian Church of Panhandle and was past Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to the men’s prayer breakfast and making any repairs on the church facility. He married Maria Wolf on January 2, 2003 in Panhandle.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Lorena Isabel Palmer, a son, Gary Don Palmer, a sister, Edna Lucille Tillman, a brother, James Arnold Palmer and a sister, Opal Lee Sacks.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Palmer of Panhandle; two daughters, Mamie Stimpson and husband Terry of Cape Corral, Florida and Sherrie Hibbs and husband Donnie of Panhandle; his twin brother, Leon Palmer of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Burton of Amarillo; two brothers, Jack E. Wardlow II and Roy F. Wardlow, both of Shamrock, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1400 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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