The Rev. Dr. Ralph Palmer, 88, Fort Worth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at South Hills Christian Church.
Missionary, minister, teacher, author, husband and father, Dr. Palmer had many titles. Born in California, he met his wife, Mary Maxine, while at TCU with the U.S. Navy during World War II. They were ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1947 and married Aug. 30, 1948. They served as missionaries to the Yakama Reservation, Jamaica, and Chinatown, N.Y., and for four years in Japan. He then worked for the Disciples of Christ mission board. He served as senior pastor of many churches and taught at Jarvis Christian College. He wrote several books. He loved history, science, art and life. His humor and tales of his adventures entertained many.
Survivors include wife, Mary Maxine; brother, Louis Palmer; daughter, Angella and husband Mike Branch; daughter, Celeste Palmer; grandchildren, Yvonne, JT, Tamica, Anthony and Bianca Branch; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are with Greenwood Chapel, Greenwood Funerals-Cremation, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, 76107; 817-336-0584.
3100 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 30, 2014