OBITUARY

Henry P. Palmer

December 3, 1931May 24, 2018

Henry P. Palmer, 86, of Collinsville passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. He was born in Pittsylvania County on December 3, 1931to the late Luke P. Palmer and Adell Gauldin Palmer.

He is survived by his sister, Joanne P. Corns and her husband Earl Corns of Martinsville; nephews, Michael Corns and wife Kriste of Halethorpe, MD; Dr. Stephen Corns and wife Akiko of Knoxville, TN; four great nieces, Julia, Naomi, Ellie, and Emma Corns, along with numerous cousins.

Mr. Palmer attended Martinsville City Schools and served in the Air Force during the Korean War for four years, and was discharged as S/Sgt. He then worked for Dupont for 33 years, retiring early due to his health. Henry was known around town as the “candy man”, cheerfully giving out candy to everyone, especially the children. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed watching all sports, loved animals and birds, especially in his later years.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at McKee Stone Funeral Home. An 11:00 a.m. graveside service with military honor guard services will be held at Roselawn Burial Park following the visitation. The family will also receive friends at other times at the home of Joanne and Earl Corns.

The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff at Blue Ridge Health and Rehab for the care and kindness given to Mr. Palmer during this past year.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Henry P. Palmer

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Kenneth Oakes

May 25, 2018

Joanne and Wilford, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Henry. Our prayers are with you and your family as we grieve along side you.

Many people new Henry as the "candy man" since he always had treats for children of all ages. I remember him as "Cousin Henry" who could knock the cover off a golf ball. I have so many fond memories I wouldn't know where to start. He always had a smile on his face and had a genuine interest in you as a person and what was going on in your life.

His devotion toward his mother will always be remembered. We know she is beside his side at this moment.

May God bless and be with all his family.

Love Ken and Kris

Kenneth Oakes

May 25, 2018

Joanne and Wilford, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Henry. Our prayers are with you and your family as we grieve along side you.

Many people new Henry as the "candy man" since he always had treats for children of all ages. I remember him as "Cousin Henry" who could knock the cover off a golf ball. I have so many fond memories I wouldn't know where to start. He always had a smile on his face and had a genuine interest in you as a person and what was going on in your life.

His devotion toward his mother will always be remembered. We know she is beside his side at this moment.

May God bless and be with all his family.

Love Ken and Kris

FROM THE FAMILY