John Edward Palmer
May 5, 1957 – December 19, 2018
John Edward Palmer, 61, of Belton, Missouri, joined his heavenly family on December 18, 2018. A visitation is scheduled for 2:00-4:00 pm Saturday, December 29 at McGilley & George Funeral Home, 611 Chestnut Street, Belton, Missouri. Beloved son of Jerald Russell Palmer and Maria Fatima Fernandes Palmer, was born on May 5th, 1957 in Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. John was a man of nature and loved being outdoors, especially fishing and camping. He often said that he never felt so peaceful as he did at local lakes and campgrounds. John is survived by his sister Lisa Hancock and her husband Leo, niece Heather Lofthouse, husband Tanner and grand-nephew Killian of Park City, UT; nephew Joseph Hancock, wife Leah and grand-nephew Wyatt of Kansas City, MO; and Melanie Hancock of St. George, UT. Although he is passed on, he will live in our hearts forever. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com for the Palmer family.
- Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2018
John Edward Palmer
January 8, 2019
John and I worked together . We grew close when we both lost a parent a month apart. He in fact was there to catch me , hug me ,when I found out my mom had died . We were at work .
He never missed texting me on a holiday well wishes . Best Memory, we took his boat out on Blue Springs Lake . Did some fishing , swimming . I took us a pinic lunch . It was a great day . Will always miss seeing him at work .
God Bless the family , and John , I can't wait to hear the stories about fishing in heaven .
January 7, 2019
My condolences to the family and friends. I unfortunately learned about John's passing only a few days ago. I've known John for more than five years but the last three years I got to know him more. I worked with John at a group home for adults part of the State of Missouri. John uplifted these individuals lives with his kindness and his passion for the outdoors. He was such an asset to the group home because he connected with others like no one else could. John will be missed and I hope he knew how important and cherished he was at the group home to everyone.