OBITUARY

James "Bob" R. Palmer

November 8, 1946June 5, 2021
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James R. “Bob” Palmer, 74, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Victoria. He was born in Longview, Texas to the late Oscar and Lillian Pilzner Palmer on November 8, 1946. He graduated from Yoakum High School, and received an Associates Degree from Victoria College. Bob retired from Alcoa, where he worked as a Millwright. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Army Reserves.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lillian Pilzner Palmer.

Bob is survived by his wife; Katherine Walston Palmer, daughters; Petula Workman and her husband Rusty, Laura Hall-Mills, and Lisa Theut and her husband Scott, grandchildren; Meghan (Kacey) Jones, Weston Hall (Alli Kutchka), Dylan Theut, Gracie Workman, and Tanner Workman, great-grandchildren; Brayden Jones, Logan Jones, and Hudson Jones, sisters; Mary (Paul) Beard, Judy (Darwin) Hempel, and Donna (Dennis) Blanton, and brothers; Larry (Ruby) Palmer and Calvin Palmer, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9-10 a.m., immediately followed by Funeral Service at 10 a.m., all at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Beard. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Yorktown.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Kacey Jones, Weston Hall, Dylan Theut, William Watkins, and Peter Beard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his honor to the American Cancer Society, 2500 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77063, www.cancer.org, or to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054, www.americanheart.org.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Katherine Walston Palmer, Wife
  • Oscar Palmer, Father (deceased)
  • Lillian Pilzner Palmer, Mother (deceased)
  • Laura Hall-Mills, Daughter
  • Lisa (Scott) Theut, Daughter
  • Petula (Rusty) Workman, Daughter
  • Mary (Paul) Beard, Sister
  • Judy (Darwin) Hempel, Sister
  • Donna (Dennis) Blanton, Sister
  • Larry (Ruby) Palmer, Brother
  • Calvin Palmer, Brother
  • Meghan (Kacey) Jones, Grandchild
  • Weston (Alli Kutchka) Hall, Grandchild
  • Dylan Theut, Grandchild
  • Gracie Workman, Grandchild
  • Tanner Workman, Grandchild
  • Brayden Jones, Great grandchild
  • Logan Jones, Great grandchild
  • Hudson Jones, Great grandchild
  • Bob also leaves other family and friends, all whom will cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kacey Jones, Active
  • Weston Hall, Active
  • Dylan Theut, Active
  • William Watkins, Active
  • Peter Beard, Active

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Ella Loos

June 12, 2021

I would like to extend my condolences to the Palmer Family for their loss. My prayers are with Bob and his family.

With Deepest Sympathy

Ella Loos (Cousin of James Palmer)

Michael Mims

June 10, 2021

Our condolences to the Palmer family on the loss of one very nice person, Bob Palmer. At the family reunions and family gatherings, we all enjoyed seeing Bob and catching up on life events. He was a good person, and we will miss him with you.

Our best to you,
The Mims Family

Meghan Jones

June 9, 2021

Lisa Theut

June 8, 2021

Lisa Theut

June 8, 2021

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Biography

James R. “Bob” Palmer, 74, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Victoria. He was born in Longview, Texas to the late Oscar and Lillian Pilzner Palmer on November 8, 1946. He graduated from Yoakum High School, and received an Associates Degree from Victoria College. Bob retired from Alcoa, where he worked as a Millwright. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Army Reserves.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lillian Pilzner Palmer.

Bob is survived by his wife; Katherine Walston Palmer, daughters; Petula Workman and her husband Rusty, Laura Hall-Mills, and Lisa Theut and her husband Scott, grandchildren; Meghan (Kacey) Jones, Weston Hall (Alli Kutchka), Dylan Theut, Gracie Workman, and Tanner Workman, great-grandchildren; Brayden Jones, Logan Jones, and Hudson Jones, sisters; Mary (Paul) Beard, Judy (Darwin) Hempel, and Donna (Dennis) Blanton, and brothers; Larry (Ruby) Palmer and Calvin Palmer, all of whom will cherish his memory.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9-10 a.m., immediately followed by Funeral Service at 10 a.m., all at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Beard. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Yorktown.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Kacey Jones, Weston Hall, Dylan Theut, William Watkins, and Peter Beard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his honor to the American Cancer Society, 2500 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77063, www.cancer.org, or to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054, www.americanheart.org.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.