Jesse Duane “Sam” Palmer – December 26, 2015

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.

3 thoughts on “Jesse Duane “Sam” Palmer – December 26, 2015

  1. Claire Dukes

    Sam was truly a wonderful man who loved life and took things as they were. He was who he is and never tried to lead anyone to believe anything else.
    He was an honest, hard working, kind and giving man who always brightened your day with his ever constant smile and positive outlook.
    Sam will be truly missed. His family are in my heart and prayers and I want them to know that if there is ever anything they need I am here.

  2. Verna Bennett

    I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Sam when he was laid off at Gilman and was seeking employment. He was a man of intregity and great pride. We worked so hard together to finally get him gainfully employed at Rayonier. He was so appreciative and a man I was proud to call my friend. He will be sadly missed by so many.
    Prayers for his wife and family- Mrs. Bennett (Careersource)

  3. Donna Kay Crutcher

    I am heartbroken for all of you. We love you all and will continue to pray for you. Sometimes as family, we just don’t stay connected enough as in this case, but all the loving words about Sam paint an amazing picture of a great man! I know that all our family members who have gone on before were happy to see him. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort at this time.


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