Ralph L. Palmer, 64, Equality, but longtime resident of the Shawneetown area, passed on peacefully, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
Ralph was born in Flint, Mich., to the late Ed and Maxine (Capeheart) Palmer. He served his country in the Army during Vietnam where he spent over a year. On June 12, 1970, he married the love of his life, Joyce (Steele) who survives. Ralph worked most of his life in the woods, as he was a timber logger for many years before retiring. He had also built houses. Ralph loved to hunt, fish, and cook and be outside, but mostly he loved to be around his grandchildren. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Joyce (Steele) Palmer of Equality; a son, Ralph Jr. of Shawneetown; two daughters, Rebecca (Dave) Macintosh of Harrisburg and Rhonda (Keith) Hawkins of Omaha; five grandchildren, Deanna Hosick, Jamie Macintosh, Rochelle Hawkins, Michael Macintosh and Tiffany Hawkins; two sisters, Mary “Cookie” (Dean) Pritchett of Ridgway and Vickie (Wayne) Hardin of Junction; and a brother, Jerry Palmer of Washington, DC.
He is also preceded by a brother, Harold Palmer.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. The Rev. Dean West will officiate and interment will follow at the Hogan Cemetery south of Shawneetown will full military rites.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com