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William Luther Palmer
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Obituary for William Luther Palmer

William Luther Palmer, 96, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at home.

Palmer was born in Geneva, Alabama on January 23, 1922, one of nine children, to the late James and Ellie Shields Palmer. He served as a foreman with Four County Electric in Columbus, Mississippi and with Irby Electric in Jackson, Mississippi, retiring after 40 years of service. Palmer was a true southern gentleman and could light up a room, bringing great joy to those around him. He could often be heard yodeling the melody of one of his favorite songs. Palmer and Doris loved to travel with his work, visiting several states including Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, and Louisiana.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Palmer’s life at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel with Rev. Allen Strickland and Rev. Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Wayne Memorial Park.

Palmer is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Doris Sykes Palmer; sons, Billy Palmer of Florida and Steve Palmer and wife Niki of Texas; step-sons, Charlie Tew and wife Judy of Goldsboro and James Tew and wife Sybil of Antioch, TN; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews he loved very much including Gay, Marie, Teddy and Jay. He is also survived by his beloved canine companion, Luke.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Community Home Care and Hospice for the love and support they gave the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina, 5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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10:00 AM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333


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