Charles Brooks Palmer, 72, Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, June 15, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born in Banner Elk, North Carolina but lived his life in Carter County. He was a son of the late William Bruce and Virginia Wilson Palmer. He attended Cloudland High School.
Charles served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He retired after 31 years of service as a Supervisor in Building Management at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was a member of the Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son: Todd Palmer and a brother: Eddie Dean Palmer.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years: Linda Verran Palmer. A Daughter & Son-In-Law: Tammy Charlene & Steven Morton, Kingsport. A Sister: Clarice Powell, Roan Mountain. Two Brothers & Sisters-in-Law: Johnny & Mary Palmer, Elizabethton and Roger & Judy Palmer, Roan Mountain. Several nieces & nephews. A sister-in-law: Peggy Palmer, Elizabethton.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Charles Palmer will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in the Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Alan King, Rev. Carl Bowman and Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Rev. Rusty Verran officiating. Music will be provided by Jessica Hatfield, Ginny Blackwell, Andy Hall and the Zion Baptist Church Choir.
Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday will be: Clark Verran, Johnny Palmer, Larry Miller, Gary Cole, Darroll Phillips, Rodney Payne, Carl Bowman, Jr., Eric Bowman, C.J. Blackwell and Steve Murray. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Deacons and Members of Zion Baptist Church and all his friends and co-workers at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Caris Hospice especially Leslie Taylor for the excellent care that was received.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Zion Baptist Church. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion and Tennessee National Guard. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is in charge.