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Colonel Herman Thomas Palmer Jr.

28 mayo , 195425 junio , 2020

Colonel Herman Thomas Palmer, Jr., age 66, of Brandon, FL passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He was born on May 28, 1954 in Savannah, GA, the son of Harriett (Mullen) and Herman Thomas Palmer, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Gail; daughters, Kristina (Doug) Walker and Ashley (Ricky) Secor; grandchildren, Ava, Hank, Oliver, Eleanor, James, Hattie, Opal, Charlie and Arlo; siblings, Debra Decker, William Palmer and Regina Hurley; brothers in law, Bill (Lianne) Trevarthen, Jeff (Jan) Trevarthen and Ian (Heidi) Trevarthen and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice at https://lifepathhospice.chaptershealth.org/GeneralDonation

Private family services will be held.

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  • Survivors include his wife, Gail; daughters, Kristina (Doug) Walker and Ashley (Ricky) Secor; grandchildren, Ava, Hank, Oliver, Eleanor, James, Hattie, Opal, Charlie and Arlo; siblings, Debra Decker, William Palmer and Regina Hurley; brothers in law, Bill (Lianne) Trevarthen, Jeff (Jan) Trevarthen and Ian (Heidi) Trevarthen and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Jerry Farias

21 junio , 2021

I was 17 years old when I first meet Col. Palmer. He was 2LT Palmer when I arrived in Schwinefurt Germany. I had the privilege of working for him as both my shop officer and XO. I truly enjoyed watching him go from 2LT to CPT. His favorite thing to say to me was “Farias come here pencil neck “. It’s kind of crazy, but today as my wife was driving us home from Fort Knox, I started thinking of Herman Thomas Palmer. So I googled him. What a heart breaker to read of his passing. I would like to say that he will and his family will always and forever be
In my prayers. RIP sir. You are surely missed.

Scott A. Sarazin

4 marzo , 2021

To the family of Colonel Palmer,
I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was my Battalion Commander (7th Transportation Battalion) when I was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC in the 1990's.
Col. Palmer was a respected leader, as he led by example, and from the front. It was evident that he cared for soldiers, regardless of the unit to which they were assigned.
Col. Palmer, rest in peace, sir!

Jef Camerato

4 marzo , 2021

My buddy passed the news of COL Palmer’s passing last night. So sad to learn of it. He was my BN commander back in the 1990’s. Everyone looked up to him. Loved BN runs with him. God bless him and his family. See you on the other side sir.

Cameron Trevarthen

7 agosto , 2020

Despite Tom & Gail being the most distant Uncle and Aunt, somehow over the last few years we managed to spend the most time with them.
Every visit to Florida was an adventure in one way or another; from the alligator-infested river tours, to breweries and even the Kennedy Space Center - Tom was the witty tour guide you wanted, dad-jokes and all, those memories will be cherished forever.
Tom was the uncle I related with the most and will be very missed.

Every time we have a 'Natty Lite or a Yuengling, it'll be in your honour.

May you forever Rest In Peace, mate.

Cameron & Megan
(Nephew)

Jerry Lanci

7 agosto , 2020

Was an Honor to have duty with Mr. Palmer as an RSO on base. He was such a pleasure to talk to especially about guns that we saw at the range.
RIP SIR, WE HAVE THE WATCH.

LTC (R) Jay Land

24 julio , 2020

I’m terribly saddened to hear this. COL Palmer was a tremendous leader and officer. Till Valhalla! All the Way!!!

Jim HUGGINS

16 julio , 2020

Dear Gail & Family, we are saddened by your loss. Our loss must seem small, but you & Tom have so many, many friends who grieve with you. You'll recall that we served in Hq XVIII Abn Corps together, at Ft. Bragg and Iraq. The sad news has caused many, many of us here to share our "Tom stories". He was serious about professional matters, but always ready with a smile and some help for anyone in need. Our prayers for God's continued Blessings to you and all - Airborne, Jim H.

Jeff Trevarthen

7 julio , 2020

There is so much to say about Tom, Gail's best mate as she she called him, nothing will replace all the memories, nor should they, all treasured. You both deserved each other and those thoughts will always be in our hearts, never forgotten.
Tom was such a "Hoot", so inspiring and his humour was unmistakable, his knowledge on sports and history was incredible,
you would always want him as company in any situation.
We all had incidents in our life to remember about this fantastic bloke, Cameron and his fiancee Megan when working in Florida a few years ago were taken in by Tom and Gail, when Aaron was studying in North Carolina in 2014, you guessed it, Tom was there to help out when the need was there, only last year in Vancouver, Canada, Jan and myself had the pleasure of having Tom and Gail on an Alaskan cruise, so pleasurable and the best company ever.
One memory that will never leave me is what I will finish on is all about a dinner in Spanish restaurant Tampa in 2014. "Dios los beniga y para siempre en nuestros corazones descanse en paz companero" (God bless and forever in our hearts, rest in peace mate!)
Jeff, Jan, Cameron (Canada), Nathan and Aaron from Sydney, Australia

William Trevarthen

6 julio , 2020

Gail, when you came back from Cambodia and told us about this soldier of soldiers that had taken an interest in you, your health and your well being, I thought, now there's a man I would like to meet. From there it seemed to blossom and grow into the best life could give you. And that was Tom. Meeting him for the first time, I saw an honest, determined, straight forward and caring man who loved you. Our children (all grown now) saw and grew to understand the strength of character that Tom showed in who he was and all have loving memories to cherish of him. George Bernard Shaw wrote - " Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for a moment and want to let it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on the future generations" This was Tom, as much as he tried to put a shade over his life and work, we all saw him as he was. A very noble, quiet, unassuming man with a fire for giving the best he always could. God Bless and keep your spirit safe always, Tom, and know that you are still loved and respected until you are one with your shared love for Gail. Love you both Tom and Gail.
William (Bill), Lianne, Jonathan, Daniel, Simon and Brienne Trevarthen

Theo Vanhedel

6 julio , 2020

Colonel Palmer what to say, having so many wonderful wonderful memories, while I served under your command. You inspired me with your professionalism and kindness. I am so proud knowing you. Rest In Peace will missing you. HUHAAH

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