On Wednesday, June 7, 2006, Robert "Scott" Palmer, 52, passed away peacefully with his adoring wife at his side. We will dearly miss this man of courage, wisdom, laughter, love and concern for others.
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Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Michael M. Massar, Monsignor Joseph Strickland and Tom Woldert officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
Scott Palmer was born on August 19, 1953 in Tyler to Norval F. and Alma Cagle Palmer. He attended Birdwell Elementary, Hogg Junior High School and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1972. He attended The University of Texas, Austin and worked in the banking business in Austin. Later, Scott enjoyed his years in the restaurant business having managed restaurants in Austin and Houston, and returning to Tyler and owning and managing Cox's Grill. In 1980 he began a career as a funeral director at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Currently he was serving as Co-Manager of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
He fervently supported and served various organizations and charitable causes in Tyler.
Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Palmer in 2002 and an infant brother David Palmer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Chitwood Palmer; father, Norval F. Palmer of Richardson; and sister, Martha Ann Palmer of Garland. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends, whom he loved and with whom he enjoyed many happy times.
Pallbearers are Tom Woldert, Thomas Woldert, James Woldert, Joel Hutson, Curtis Ohlendorf, Ross Ohlendorf, Chad Ohlendorf, Tony Wilson, Gerald Saleh, William Hardy, Sam Wolf, Garland Davis, John Lovell and Mike Satterwhite.
Honorary pallbearers are the staff of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
The family received friends from Six o'clock to Seven-Thirty P.M. on Friday at the home of Tom and Amy Woldert, 3511 Matt Lane, Tyler.
In lieu of usual remembrances, if desired, memorials may be made to The Bonnie and Scott Palmer Scholarship Fund at The University of Texas at Tyler, University Advancement, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas, 75709.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 10, 2006