CHARLESTON - Michael Lee Palmer, 48, died at 3:13 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau of complications resulting from a massive heart attack.
Born March 18, 1958, in Wyatt to Peggy Rosamond Palmer of Charleston and the late William Chalmers Palmer, he had lived in Charleston his entire life. A 1976 graduate of Charleston High School, he worked in sales at Buckner-
Ragsdale Department Store throughout high school until 1977, when he became parts manager for Simmons Equipment Co. From 1981 until the present, he was employed at Noranda Aluminum Plant working in the carbon bake department. He was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ, where he served as treasurer and as an adult Sunday school teacher, and a former member and assistant director of the Mississippi County Rescue Squad, where he was instrumental in helping obtain grant funding to build the Rescue Squad's headquarters and equipment shed.
On March 19, 1976, he married Carol Sue Scott, who survives of the home.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are: one son and daughter-in-
law, Jason and Chara Palmer of Charleston; one daughter, Leslie Palmer Moody of Charleston; one brother and sister-in-law, William Wayne and Barbara Palmer of Sikeston; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Kathy and Wayne Honeycutt of Jonesboro, Ark., Sharon and Philip Thomas of Monroe, La., Karon Amann of St. Louis and Terri and Charles Leible of Sikeston; and two grandchildren.
Preceding him in death in addition to his father were his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Palmer, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Rosamond.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday. Daniel Bell, minister of the Charleston Church of Christ will officiate with Marcelle van der Spuy of Omaha, Neb., serving as eulogist.
Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Palmer, Warren Palmer, Todd Palmer, Reese Palmer, Court Thomas, Anthony Moody, Trent Hurley and David Hurley.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Mickey Westmorland, Michael Stanley, Eric DeHart, Rick Smoot, Charles Goodall, Bryan Brooks, Mark Gregory, Robert Barnett and Doug Reeder.
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Memorial contribution may be made to:
IPG Research Fun, in care of Vanderbilt Pulmonary Division
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232-2650