Horace William Palmer Jr.
1956 - 2019
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Horace William Palmer Jr., "Bill", 62, of Charlotte, NC, went to his eternal home peacefully on July 21, 2019, surrounded by his family. He fought a brain tumor courageously and with unfailing hope until his very last day. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Bill was born August 15, 1956 in Portsmouth, VA. After graduating from Gaston Day School, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1978 with a degree in accounting. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and a life-long Tar Heel. In 1984, he graduated with a JD from Campbell Law School. Bill moved to Charlotte, NC to work for Ernst and Whinney Accounting Firm where he met his bride, Henrietta White Palmer of Charlotte, NC. They were married on May 14, 1988. That year, he joined Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell and Hickman law firm. In 1992, Bill and Buddy Kirk started the law firm Kirk & Palmer PA (which later became Kirk, Palmer & Thigpen). He served faithfully at this firm for 27 years, focusing primarily on business transactions and estate planning. Bill was a trusted lawyer, mentor, and advisor to many clients and friends. He retired from the firm in September 2018.

Bill was a devoted father, soccer coach, and hunting companion to his three sons. He took pride in regular trips to the family's farm. Later in life, he was an avid fisherman, swimmer, and golfer. Bill was a dedicated member of Christ Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, vestry member, and acolyte advisor, as well as an active volunteer and generous supporter for various organizations including the Bridge Jobs Program, the David Belk Cannon Foundation, and the Gaston Society of Mecklenburg County. Bill's life mirrored the words of Micah 6:8 "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." He cherished each day with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Henrietta, and sons, Hugh, Reid (wife, Hannah), and Preston. He is also survived by his mother, Carolyn Palmer of Gastonia, NC; brother, Tom Palmer of Pittsboro, NC; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, H. William Palmer. Bill was loved by many and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christ Episcopal Church or Katawba Valley Land Trust.



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Published in Charlotte Observer from Jul. 23 to Jul. 24, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Memorial service
11:00 AM
Christ Episcopal Church
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July 27, 2019
Palmer Family,

The Maxwell Clan sends prayers and extra warm fuzzies from the Valley of the Sun. Blessings+ Wynn
Wynn Maxwell
July 25, 2019
Henrietta, my love and blessings are with you and your family at this time. Bill and I had discussed how strong his faith is, and I know it must help you and your sons greatly to know that his faith was always alive within him. You have all been on such a difficult journey these past few years, now is the time for you all to rest and let his love and memory embrace you.
HELEN` SCRUGGS
July 24, 2019
You are already missed by so many. Thank you for the care you have shown me and my family for 30+ years
scott morris
July 24, 2019
Bill Is a role model for how life should be lived. I have always respected Bill and his family. May God continue to bless Bill and his amazing family, especially during this difficult time.
John Armistead
July 24, 2019
My sympathies to the family. Thank you for sharing him to me through his estate work.
BARBARA
July 23, 2019
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July 23, 2019
Bill, you will be greatly missed! I have loved having you as my lawyer, hunting partner and friend for all these many years. You were truly one of the very best! I know you are with your Lord and Saviour. Your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest well.
Bob Hayes
July 23, 2019
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July 23, 2019
We will miss Bill's thoughtfulness, wit, and kindness. The world has lost a wonderful soul.
Cindy Nichoson
July 23, 2019
Bill was a truly special person. The way he lived his life with God at the center is an inspiration to all of us. He is a light in life and forever.
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Rocky & Curtis Trenkelbach
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