Jesse Duane “Sam” Palmer, 57 of Kingsland, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015.
Sam was born August 27, 1958 in Fernandina Beach, FL, and was a lifelong resident of Camden County. He was employed with Gilman Paper Company until their closing and then with Rayonier. Sam loved his family, fishing and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Kingsland United Methodist Church, at 2:00 pm, with Pastors Devin Schultz and Chip Strickland officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 noon to 2 pm, two hours prior to service time. Pallbearers: Nick Palmer, Buck Johnsen, Wayne Hightower, Gabe Hightower, Aaron Hutto and Daniel Foley. Honorary are Sam’s friends and co-workers of Gilman Paper Company and Rayonier.
Survivors include his wife Lisa Palmer of Kingsland; mother, Dorothy Palmer Edgy and step-father, Marlin Edgy of Waynesville; children, Jessica Hutto (Aaron) of Kingsland, Rachel Foley (Daniel) of Ft. Campbell, KY, Katie Elkins (Jordan) of Oakley, CA; and Nick Palmer of Kingsland; sister, Teresa Hightower (Wayne) of Vidalia; his adored grandchildren, Talon, Reagan, Jace, Liam, Jackson, and Evan, along with several nieces and nephews. Sam is preceded in death by his father, Dennie C. Palmer, grandparents, Jesse and Pauline Strain, Don and Blanche Palmer, aunt, Doris Bigler, and cousin, Greg Lanier.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Sam be made to Justin’s Miracle League, or charitable organization of choice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.