Olan Palmer Daughtry, 91, of Lake City died, September 12, 2013, at his home. Palmer was born March 5, 1922 in O'Brien, FL to Olan Palmer and Hilda (Jordan) Daughtry. He graduated from Branford High School in 1940 and attended the University of Florida until called into military service. Palmer was a Veteran of both World War II, serving in the European Theater, and the Korean War. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City where he served as a deacon.
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Survivors include his devoted wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Daughtry; son: Palmer Daughtry; 2 daughters: Debbie Odom and Diane Harrell (Joe); five grandchildren: Karen Odom, Ben Odom, Zachary Daughtry, Kathryn Daughtry and David Harrell; one great grandchild: Blake Ian Daughtry; sister: Faye Mullins of Perry Georgia, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Daughtry.
Palmer was a quiet, hardworking man. Honesty and integrity guided his path through life. He was a man of humble beginnings who saw many changes in his lifetime. Palmer enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchild. He spent loving time with his family and his family will miss him greatly. He also loved spending time with his church family and read his Bible daily until he was unable to do so.
Many thanks to Haven Hospice for the care they gave our father during his last few days.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2 P.M. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Bass and Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be one hour before the service at the church (from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.). In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church, 182 NE Justice St., Lake City, FL 32055, or to Haven Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90 W, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386-752-1954). Words of love and comfort may be sent to the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Sept. 14, 2013