Mr. J. P. Palmer, age 92, of Boone, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home.

Born July 19, 1925, he was son of the late Partee and Sarah Jane Dishman Palmer. J. P. was a US Navy veteran. He was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for many years, working for Boone Iron Works and Greene Masonry. J.P. enjoyed spending time with his family and bass fishing.
He is survived by one son, Jason Palmer and Carolyn Miller, one daughter, Keva Palmer Brown, two grandchildren, Kinsley Brown and Mason Brown, a special niece, Patsy Miller of Boone and a special nephew Jerry Houck and wife Lois of Vilas, a great nephew, Jerry Wayne Houck and a great niece, Barbara Gilliam.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Palmer, his second wife, Kathy Yates Palmer, and a sister, Lois Hayes.
Graveside services for Mr. J. P. Palmer will be conducted Tuesday, afternoon, March 13 at 1 PM at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens. Officiating will be Rev. Burl Greer. Military graveside rites will be provided by American Legion Post 130.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Palmer family.

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