James Palmer

James Lester Palmer

Monday, June 12th, 1950 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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James L. Palmer, 70, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

A loving and cherished husband, father, and grandfather, he left a legacy for his family to carry on of sincere values, and American pride. As a proud marine corps veteran, Jimmy served his country with a full heart and pride. His military service was his motivation and lived by the statement “once a marine, always a marine”. A lifelong resident of Salem, it was not uncommon for you to see Jimmy out and about with his marine ball cap on and being a light to all who he would meet.

He is preceded by his mother, Ruby Kate Palmer.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, John Randolph Palmer; loving wife of 46 years, Patty Beaty Palmer; children, Candy Palmer Butcher, and Christie Palmer Hudson; siblings, David R. Palmer and wife Karen R. Palmer, Elizabeth E. Palmer, and Martha P. Ellis; grandchildren, Hannah E. Butcher, Logan J. Butcher, and Zachary T. Subtyl; also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A celebration of Jimmy’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in an outdoor gathering at his childhood home, located at 713 Florida Street, Salem, Virginia 24153. The family will hold a private memorial service on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the House of Prayer in Roanoke.
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Betty Shelor

Posted at 09:52am
To David, Karen, Martha and all the Palmer family,

Just want you to know that we are so sorry for the loss of Jimmy. We are thinking of you and praying God will give you peace and comfort. Love and prayers, Sherman and Betty Shelor

Bill Christ

Posted at 06:31am
Dear Patty, Candy, & Christie,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. I know the extreme loss you feel in your hearts. You all and the rest of the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Bill Christ

Patricia Slough

Posted at 04:50pm
I just want to extend my sympathy in the loss of your brother.

Susan Webster

Posted at 06:02pm
David, Patty, Martha and family - So so sorry for your loss. we loved Jimmy and he will truly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Much love, Don and Susan Webster

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