Robert Lee Palmquist

July 10, 1950April 5, 2018

Robert Lee “Bob” Palmquist, 67 of Southport, passed away on April 5, 2018.

Bob was born July 10, 1950 in Michigan to the late Donald and Elizabeth Palmquist. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in the Vietnam Conflict. Bob was an active board member for the Brunswick Aquatic Club for the past three years. He enjoyed reading, shooting, and spending time on the range at the Ant Hill Gun Club.

Survivors include his daughter Elizabeth Palmquist; a son Jeremiah Palmquist (Amy Carballo); two brothers Michael Nault, and Patrick Nault; two sisters, Cathy Schumacher, and Mary Curtis; a grandson Devin Lee Palmquist; and his best friend Chuck Johnson. He was preceded in death by a brother Tommy Palmquist. A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel.

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Arrangements by Peacock –Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 8, 2018

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Steve Scharf

April 8, 2018

Bob was always a cheerful, encouraging spirit, who gave selflessly of his time and energy. A visit with him was always a pleasure, and my life was made richer by his friendship. Go rest high on that mountain my friend. Elizabeth, we are here for you. God Bless!

Yolanda Godfrey

April 8, 2018

Bill and I are so so sorry Elizabeth, Jeremy, Devin and family. Bob was so special to us! He will missed dearly🙏
Bob, thank you for always being there! I'll cherish the great memories we've had! Until we meet again💝 Rest easy 🙏 WE LOVE YOU!

Mary Curtis

April 8, 2018

Dear Elizabeth, may god wrap his arms around you and hold you tight in this difficult time. If there is anything at all I can do for you please let me know. I love you
Aunt Mary

Michael Nault

April 8, 2018

Robert, brother, you left too soon, enjoy the next portion of your journey, we shall miss you.

Katherine Sullivan

April 7, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Bob's unexpected passing, my condolences to all. Bob was such a great guy and always had a smile on his face. I have some photos that when I get back to Michigan (currently in Florida) I'll get to my son Richard Lombardi and he can get them to you Elizabeth. I think my favorite picture I have of Bob is one taken at a lake...he was on a tube behind a speedboat and when he flew off the tube so did his swim suit! He did a good job of getting a towel around himself as he walked to shore. The photo I took shows him giving the boat driver (Chuck Johnson) a sign language word which consisted of just one finger.
I wish I had the words to tell you how bad I feel and l will remember you all in my prayers.
Kathy Sullivan

Jan C Kidd-Dahn

April 7, 2018

Jeremiah "Jeremy",
My sincere condolence to you and yours in the loss of your Dad.
Uncle and I were shocked to learn this today (sat07apr2018).
May he rest in peace.
I love you,

Bruce Paulson

April 7, 2018

Loved working with Bob he was a great guy.
So sorry for your loss going to miss him.

Jerry Smith

April 6, 2018

I always thought we would get together again someday for a cocktail. I know you didn't like to talk about Nam, but you always seemed a bit more calm after you told me to shut up. RIP my brother!

Terry Ehle

April 6, 2018

Thinking of you all. So very sorry for your loss.

Barb Palmquist

April 6, 2018

Thinking of you and your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.
Your dad was a wonderful man. I'm so happy that he has kept contact all these years with my son Donald and I. He was actually Dons God Father. I don't know if you knew that at all. I truly appreciated him going out of his way to include us in your lives. He will truly be missed.

With all my love and caring thoughts Aunt Barb