Raymond Palmer, Sr., 84, passed away in Ardmore on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest, Ardmore. Interment will follow at McAlister Cemetery.


Raymond Palmer, Sr., 84, passed away in Ardmore on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest, Ardmore. Interment will follow at McAlister Cemetery.

 

Raymond was born on January 28, 1927 at Coalgate to Watson Palmer and Emma (Courtney) Palmer.
After his marriage to Millie Phillips, the couple moved to Ardmore in 1948. In 1971, he worked on the construction of the Michelin Plant in Ardmore and stayed with that position until the plant was completed in 1973. He took a position with the City of Ardmore at the water treatment plant and then moved to the road department where he retired in 1990. Raymond, who affectionately became known as “Big Daddy”, read his Bible every day and had received a certificate stating that he was an ordained minister. He liked to repair small engines in his spare time. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominos, and any activities that took him out in nature. Raymond loved being with his family and many grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Millie (Phillips) Palmer, daughter Glenda “JoAnn” Linderman, sons; Raymond Palmer, Jr., Jimmy “Buffalo” Palmer, John Adam Palmer and David Glenn Palmer and an infant daughter. Great-granddaughter Alison Ely and great-grandson Raymond John Randall Palmer. Brothers; Edward Palmer, and Lubbin Palmer and sisters; Elizabeth Palmer, Listey Johnson, and Anita Mose. 

 

Raymond is survived by daughters; Rebecca Collins, Lahoma Jean Palmer-Lowe, Norma Higginbotham and sons: Winston Isaac Palmer and James Lynn Palmer. Twenty-three grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Sister Lina Pickens.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Will Linderman, Luis Alvarez, Jonathon Higginbotham, Tracy Washburn, Jimmy Royal, Jr., and Triton Collins. Honorary pall bearers will be Cecil Higginbotham II, Cecil Higginbotham III, Eddie Palmer, Melvin Palmer, Conan Collins, Chris Harmon, Winston Isaac Palmer, Jr., Eli Holybee, Elizha Royal, Jonathon Higginbotham, Jr., and James Lynn Palmer.

 

Prayer services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest.

 

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com