James E. Palmer Sr., 72, of Marietta, passed away at his home on Friday (Aug. 10, 2012).
He was born on Aug. 12, 1939, at Layman, Ohio, a son of Harry and Nellie Weaver Palmer. Jim was employed at Remington Rand (Kardex) as a tool and die maker, was an early member of The Warren Volunteer Fire Department, and was a member of the Layman United Methodist Church.
On June 14, 1959, he married Brenda Plaugher who survives with one son and three daughters, Cindy Kennedy, James (Kelly) Palmer Jr., Melissa (Ivan) Patterson, all of Marietta, and Deanna (Robbie Hinton) Tidd of Belpre; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother and two sisters, Jerry Palmer, Janet Cowan, Judy Corbitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jean Plaugher.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Aug. 15) at 11 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Lou Whitney officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday after 2 p.m. with family greeting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Warren Volunteer Fire Department, 1 Coffman Road, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.