We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord 2 Cor 5:8
Gene Warner Palmer, 82, formerly of Manchester, OH went to his Heavenly reward Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at the Bracken County Nursing Facility. He was born in Adams County Ohio on September 22, 1938 to Joe and Freda Palmer.
Husband, Father, Papaw, Brother and Son, Gene held each of these titles in high regard. He loved his family and friends more than anything and was there for anyone that needed him.
Gene was a hunter, fisherman and die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan. He enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets every chance he could.
Gene served proudly in the military from 1962-1964 as a Specialist the US Army Infantry.
He retired from Clopay after 41 years of service.
Gene is survived by his wife Beverly Palmer, his son Michael (Tara) Palmer, stepson Donald Jones. In addition, he is survived by his siblings; 4 brothers, Robert (Joyce) Palmer, Danny Palmer, Ivol (Kathleen) Palmer, Ronnie Palmer; 5 sisters, Brenda (Michael) Meranda, Terry (Larry) Meyer, Lois (Wendell) Hughes, Evelyn Dugan, Gladys Cluxton; 3 grandchildren, Jordyn (Matt) Mullins, Ryan Palmer and Christopher Mitchell
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Freda Palmer, his first wife Bessie Mae (Lewis) Palmer, 2 twin girls Carolyn and Marilyn, 2 sons Davis and Phil, 2 brothers Rickie Palmer and Steven Palmer, 3 sisters Shirley McClurg, Sandra Knauff and Vickie Gulley; also 2 brothers in laws Billy Dugan and Craig Cluxton.
Gene leaves behind many nieces, nephews plus his two cats Pixie and Rascal.
Pallbearers include: Michael Palmer, Ryan Palmer, Ronnie Palmer, Matt Mullins, Donald Jones and Adam Gill. Honorary Pallbearers include: Charles Gill, Jeff Mersman and the Outstanding staff of Bracken County Nursing Facility.
Funeral services are CLOSED to the public and will be held with family only. Livestreaming will be available on Wilson Funeral Home’s Facebook Page at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 7, 2021. Burial will be at Manchester Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home in Manchester.
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