Charles G. Palmer

May 21, 1922October 2, 2013
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Charles Grayson Palmer (Chuck, Charlie, Chief Pilot), born May 21, 1922, passed from this life on October 2, 2013. One of seven children, growing up on a farm in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, he learned the value of hard work early in life. His first job after high school, was as a fireman on the locomotives of the Pennsylvania railroad. As a member of,the 'Greatest Generation' he proudly served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps (now Air Force) during World War II. He was an aerial gunnery instructor on B-24's. Following World War II he began a 35 year career with the Bell Telephone Company, starting in PA, transferring to FL in 1962 and concluding in 1982 with his retirement from Southern Bell in Titusville, FL. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth G. Palmer, three daughters, Marilyn Walker (Ivan), Debbie Huether (Jake), Mary Katherine Stark (John), and sister, Bernice Palangi. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicole Stokes (Mark), Brooke Benetatos (Philip), Carrie Hays (Andy), Brett Huether (Sara) and eight great grandchildren. He was a devoted and active member of Messiah Lutheran Church for over 50 years. He also served his community by participating in the Kiwanis, Civil Air Patrol, and Telephone Pioneers organizations. He loved piloting small planes, wood working, restoring cars, clocks, travel, cookies and helping others. Many would remember him from his years of selling Christmas trees in Rockledge. Charles was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend who leaves a legacy that will be long remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 5th, from 10-11 a.m at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge, FL. Service to follow at 11. Burial will be in Florida Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Messiah Lutheran Church, Cocoa, Florida

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge our angels (Ana, Esther, Florence, Marian and Sonny) who so lovingly helped our dad remain in his own home until he passed. Also thanks to Wuesthoff Hospice & Pallitive Care for it's compassionate care at the end of his life .


  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2013

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Randy and Lynn Coleman

October 7, 2013

The service for Chuck was so uplifting and beautiful and exemplified the life and character of such a special man. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all. He leaves such an inspiring legacy for all. God Bless You!

October 5, 2013

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love!, the only survival, the only meaning. (Thornton Wilder)
Our thoughts are with Mary, here mother Ruth and all the family.
Brigitte Horlacher & Reinhold Müller

Helen Waddell

October 4, 2013

Dear Ruth and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Please accept my deepest Sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Helen Waddell

Frank & Cheryl Arthur

October 4, 2013

Dearest Marilyn, Ivan and Family....My heart breaks with yours, having lost my father recently, but be comforted in knowing our Heavenly Father WILL hold you and sustain you in His sheltering arms through this and the days to come.--God love you and keep you....We love you too!...Frank and Cheryl Arthur

October 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You all should be proud for the sacrifices you made so your Father could remain at home with his family.
Ralph & Amy Kennedy

October 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will be unable to be at your father's service, but we will be with you in our hearts. Your father was blessed to have a wonderful family.....Blessings to you and your family,
Love, Sharen and Jim

Bill & Meri Cheatham

October 4, 2013

The Cheatham family would like to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Palmer family. May our prayers give you peace during this time or sorrow.

October 3, 2013

May the grace of our Lord and the precious memories of your Dad uplift you and comfort each of you. We continue to hold you in our loving thoughts and heartfelt prayers. Frank and Linda

Julie Goodale

October 3, 2013

Debbie, Jake and the entire Palmer Family,
My most sincere thoughts and sympathy are with you all in this time of sadness, but know what a wonderful place he is in and all the other special people he is reunited with. My Son, Kenn was a chef so I know he will be well fed up there. We will miss them but they are in our hearts till we see them again in Heaven. Please let me know if there is anything you need or anything I can help with. I can babysit if anyone needs one, for free of course. God Bless