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December 03, 2014
Good afternoon everyone;
I would like to first thank you all for coming today to show your respects to my Father and supporting my family and friends. Today is a special day and as I may not know all of you, today, I consider everyone apart of our family during this time of grief.

With that being said, this is a celebration of John F Palmer, IV's life and his achievements. My Dad was a special and loving man. And looking out at all of you here today he has touched many lives. Growing up, II looked up to my Dad. I was always amazed at what he has done and his selflessness. I didn't quite understand the magnitude of this as a child, but as a man, I understand all he has done and represented very well.

I have had the honor of knowing him as a Father, Friend and Brother in Arms. He was always strong and there for family and friends. And though I wasn't ready for this time to come, he fought his fight many years ago and stood tall. And again, he went once more into the fray and showed me what heroism and bravery really means. I will never forget my Father and will always honor his name. After all, he was always proud of me, even when I wasn't proud of myself. I told him that I was ready when he was ready, and that I will see him when I get there.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Nurture strength and spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. Do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. And whether or not it's clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Love you Dad,
Your Son, Jaris
November 20, 2014
Hey babe;
What happened? And what happened to our time together? Hind site can really set ones mind to re-live the sequences of your life.
I, everyday for maybe a year have been really thinking about us - where we live and if we'd stay, the thought of having a new grandson, would we move closer to them, the only thing that never changed, is that we would be together.
Well, since the destiny of avenues are not ours, I can think back to see I was being prepared for where we are now and so were you. People always say, "God won't give you more than you can bear". Well, I'd like to say, "God prepares us for the things we will have to bear".
Looking back all I can say is, I was forced to drive more, make decisions more, handle our finances, just forced to do things that I never had to worry about before. Consequently, practice makes perfect.
My life will never be the same. I married and loved my best friend and I thank God for the union. Johnny you while sick was able to say to me, "honey no regrets" and I replied, "no regrets", and at that moment you were actually not thinking of you but of me. I thankyou for that love and thoughtfulness.
You made loving another person worth sharing with every other person what love really means.
So babe, no more pain, no more sorrow, I will love you past all the tomorrows. Till I see you, Ronald, Jamere again.
Your wife Ruthie,John V, Portia, Jackie, Jaris and Grandkids
November 20, 2014
It got harder and harder since the day you left but still people keep telling me everything shall be okay
I know deep inside that it's better up there but we're not together which makes it unfair
Seems like yesterday that we were together then I opened my eyes to realize gone means forever
It hurts and it aches its slicing my heart for the rest of my life we shall be apart
I'm waiting for the future hoping to see you and I know your're fly
I hope that when I die you'll open up the gates for me
Having a Pop Pop with a heart made of gold...your're my favorite treasure which will never grow old
Family reunions will never be the same
Now that you're gone I have no one to turn to
I don't understand the meaning of Life
but I know God will assist me and make everything alright
You are officially gone but forever in my heart
You and me Poppy together, yet apart
Love you PopPop, your Grand-daughter
March 06, 2014
Uncle Johnny,
I remember all the times you told me to make the best of situations. You always made me laugh, and brought nothing but a smile to my face. Words really can't express how much I miss you. You were so good to my sisters and I. We will always love you. All I have is happy memories of you. It hasn't been that long... I just still can't believe you're gone. I miss hearing your laugh and seeing your smiling face. I know you're in Gods hands and you're being taken care of. I love you so much Uncle Johnny.
March 05, 2014
My Johnny,
Time is certainly not waiting for my heart to feel better. It's been 4 months already and I still feel like it was yesterday. However, time is allowing me to review in my mind all the things we've talked about over the years. It's funny how it all comes flooding back. You've taught me so many things over the years.
Honey, I am so grateful that you loved me and I loved you back. It certainly made blending two hearts as one a lot easier.
Everyday I would sing to you our song: God will take care of you - through everyday - all of the way - he will take care of you - God will take care of you. I took care of you NOW God is taking care of you.
No regrets babe, no regrets.
I love you Johnny, and will see you again.

Your wife, Ruthie
December 17, 2013
To The Family:

Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Earth Has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

With Deepest Sympathy
The Barnes Family
December 16, 2013
Dear Palmer Family,
Grief can be so hard during the holidays ,but your special memories will help you to cope. Johnny Bupp was a friend, neighbor ,and classmate(66).I will always remember his smile and the good times we shared growing up on West Princess Street.
December 14, 2013
To the family of Johnny:

Our deepest condolences during this time of bereavement. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that Heaven has a gentleman that is up there opening doors, pulling out chairs, and always offering an act of kindness with a friendly smile.

God Bless you all.
December 13, 2013
Our hearts are heavy with sadness at the thought of your light no longer shining on this planet.It seems like yesterday that all the kids in the neighborhood were running up and down Princess Street laughing and playing. It was such a special blessing to have Jack and Jaris and Jared laughing and playing together like we did as kids!!!
To Ruthie and family, remember that GOD is only a prayer away
Jana Murray
Jared Murray
December 12, 2013
We will always remember with kindness and laughter our days spent growing up on W. Princess St. in York. Johnny "Bupp" will always remain in our hearts and memories. To Ruthie and Family our prayers are with you as we know his Light will forever shine.
"Stevie Harley"(Stephanie Terry)
Dhalya Terry
Kris Harley
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