Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for James Edward Palmer Jr.


08/06/1951 - 11/19/2019


James Edward Palmer Jr., age 68 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at his home.

James was the son of Nina Young and the late James Palmer Sr. He worked for North Carolina Department of Transportation and after retiring he worked for United Grocery Outlet. James attended Murphy Church of Christ.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Palmer.

He is survived by his mother, Nina L. Young; wife of 30 years and caregiver, Mary Ruth Palmer; brothers, David Palmer and Tim Palmer both of Marble; sister, Terry Jo Trantham of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Brother Roy Stephenson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Marvin Pace, Dale Fulbright, Kyle Ledford, Brennon Collier, Tyler Ledford, Lynn Pendergrass and Tony Pace. Burial will be in Rowland Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


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