Epsom – Elmer H. "Buddy" Palmer Jr., 70, of Goboro Road died Dec. 22, 2013, at the Epsom Health Care Center following a long illness. He was born in Concord, the son of Elmer H. and Mabel (Jones) Palmer. He was a carpenter, having worked for various contractors in the area. He retired as a supervisor for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, having served for many years at the Epsom Rest Area. He was a member of the Epsom Fire Department for over 30 years.
He was the widower of Rhoda (Mandigo) Palmer, who died in 2008, and members of his family include a son, Elmer H. "Buddy" Palmer III, of Northwood and his partner, Holly; three grandchildren, Cody Nash, Buddy Palmer and Logan Palmer; two brothers, Daniel Palmer of Allenstown and Robert Palmer; two sisters, Jeannette Pickard and Judy Howard, both of Epsom; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Randy Palmer, and a daughter, Rhonda.
A memorial graveside urn burial will be held in the spring in the McClary Cemetery, Epsom.
Memorial donations may be made to the Epsom Fire Department.
Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements. To sign an online guest book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com.