PALMER, EDDY G. - age 73, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014, following an automobile accident. Mr. Palmer was born on the 17th day of February, 1940 in Adamsville, TN. He lived in and grew up in Oliver Springs, TN. Following his high school graduation, he moved to Dayton, OH. While in Dayton, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country. Following his military discharge, he returned back to Dayton and began his profession as a builder and contractor. In 1977, he and his family moved back home to Oliver Springs. He and his business partner, Jerry Johnson, founded P & J Builder, a successful home building business. He continued operating the business until his retirement in 2003. He loved his family and friends and he enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. Additionally, he loved animals and attending local flea markets. Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Palmer and Theo Plunk Palmer Cross. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Ledford Palmer of Oliver Springs; by daughters, Wendy Vinson and husband Brian, of Oak Ridge and Tracy Stanton of Oak Ridge; by grandchildren, Craig Palmer and wife Lauren of San Diego, CA, Logan Guinn of Walland, TN, Kaylee, Nicholas and Michael Stanton all of Oak Ridge. He is also survived by a brother, Freddy Palmer and wife Patricia of Merritt Island, FL; by a sister, Linda Sweet and husband Jim, of Powell, TN and by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 16, 2014, between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 pm, at Sharp Funeral Home. Services will follow at 7:00 pm, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter and or the Habitat for Humanity. Sharp Funeral Home is serving the Palmer family and messages may be left at www.sharpfh.com
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Sharp Funeral Home
209 Roane Street Oliver Springs, TN 37840
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Jan. 15, 2014