James Leroy Palmer, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Monday May 17, 2021 at Springfield Heights Assisted Living. Graveside services will be conducted Monday May 24th at 1:00 p.m. (EST) in the Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN. Pallbearers will be Shawn Worley, Josh Hopkins, Geoff Preston, Jon Preston, Dennis Kleinman, and Nick Boyer. The family will receive friends at the graveside service on Monday.
Mr. Palmer was born August 26, 1936 in Auburn, IN to the late Kenneth Harry and Floreen Isabel Hess Palmer. He was a retired Construction Engineer, a member of ATO Fraternity, a former member of the Robertson County Senior Center Board of Director’s and was a member of Heads Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Palmer enjoyed woodworking, fishing, storytelling, and playing his ukulele. He had a great love for music, both listening and singing music, and had sung baritone in a Barbershop Quartet for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Teena White Palmer.
Mr. Palmer is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Trea Hampton of Zephyrhills, FL, Laura and Dennis Kleinman of North Vernon, IN, and Samantha and Shawn Worley of Springfield, by his stepchildren: Kevin White, Trey White, Wendell White, and Helen White Balthrop, by his sister: Joan Preston of Villages, FL, by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Heights Assisted Living Memorial Fund 2540 South Main St. Springfield, TN 37172
Robertson County Funeral Home and Flanner Buchanan Funeral Home of Indianapolis, IN are in charge of arrangements.
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