Lawrence K. "Larry" Palmer, 58, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
Larry was born Feb. 28, 1956, in Ashton to Leon Glen Palmer and Patricia Ruth Haverfield Palmer. He grew up and attended schools in Ashton and graduated from North Fremont High School.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Army for 16 years, earning the rank of sergeant first class.
On Sept. 16, 2011, he married Jane Ann Burkman in Ashton. Larry was a supportive and loving father to six children: James, Jennifer, Hope, Josh, Erik and Kylee.
Larry was an electrician and welder and owned Sparky's Electric Repair in Idaho Falls.
He was a member of the Idaho Bow Hunters Association. He enjoyed archery, hunting, wood carving, camping and four-wheeling. He collected pocket watches and coins and was a fan of NASCAR.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Jane Palmer of Idaho Falls; sons, James Palmer of Billings, Mont., Josh (Kayla) Bennett of Idaho Falls and Erik Frankhauser of Idaho Falls; daughters, Jennifer (Derek) McIntosh, Hope Collins and Kylee Bennett, all of Idaho Falls; brothers, Lynn (Lona) Harrison of Chester, Idaho, Jim (Karinda) Palmer and Bob (LaRae) Palmer, both of Ashton; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Patricia Palmer; and two brothers, Mike Palmer and Mark Palmer.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Veterans Memorial in Freeman Park. Military rites will be performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team and Idaho Honor Guard. A celebration of life potluck "Larry style" will be held following the services, and guests are asked to bring a chair and a dish to share.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the memorial fund set up for Larry at www.gofundme.com/Funerals-Memorials-Tributes/.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.