Carl Palmer, 76, of Murphy, passed away Fri-day, Feb. 1, 2019, at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and the son of the late J.C. and Mary Jane Franklin Palmer.
Carl was owner and operator of Palmer Construction. He loved gardening, playing the guitar and singing, camping, dancing and riding horses. Carl loved his family and took great pride in being a provider for his family.
He was a member of Marble Springs Lodge No. 439 A.F. & A. M. and the Eastern Star.
Carl attended Tomotla Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Palmer.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Palmer; two sons, Carlos Palmer and Danny Palmer and wife Revonda; three daughters, Lottie Palmer and Doug Pendergrass, Cassey Conley and husband Robert and Noley Jean Sutton and husband “Whitey” Adam;” two stepsons, Max and Rex Wilson; four brothers, J.C. Jr., Johnny, Dale “Butterball,” Ronnie and Donnie Palmer; seven sisters, Willie Anthony, Betty Watkins, Helen Pace, Sandra Pace, Judy Chastain, Connie Watkins and Janice Carringer; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Harold Stiles and Rev. Don Watkins officiated. Burial was in Maltby Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Palmer, Cody Bullers, Whitey Sutton, Jeff Holloway, Doug Pendergrass and Robert Conley. Honorary pallbearers were the Marble Springs Lodge No. 439 A.F. & A.M, Tyler Hale and Jerry Hughes.
The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.
You may send tributes to the Palmer family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.