James "JT" Palmer, Jr.
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UNION, SC-- Mr. James T. "JT" Palmer, Jr., age 93, husband of Ethel Jones Palmer of 604 N. Pinckney Street, Union, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Palmer was born in Union, SC February 4, 1920, a son of the late James T. Palmer, Sr. and Mary Vaughan Palmer. He retired from Milliken & Co - Excelsior Mills and was a Veteran of the US Army having served in World War II where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Palmer was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where he served as usher as long as his health permitted. He was also a member of DAV, the American Legion Post 22 and VFW. Mr. Palmer was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Julie P. Garrett and husband Jeff of Lexington, NC; two granddaughters, Melissa Garrett Bracey and husband Alex of Mt. Airey, NC and Caroline Garrett of Lexington, NC. Mr. Palmer was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters: Vaughan Palmer, Clyde Palmer, Frank Palmer, Ralph Palmer, Azilee P. Vaughan, Lillie Ruth P. Gibson and Rhoda Nell P. Bentley.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, August 5, 2013, at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Wayne Cooke.
Burial will be in Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday evening, July 4th at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Hospice Care of SC, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home of his sister-in-law, Betty Grady, 205 Pineneedle Rd., Union.
Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2013