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John "Jack" Edwin Palmer, Jr.

July 11, 1935 — May 5, 2019

John "Jack" Edwin Palmer, Jr.

John Edwin “Jack” Palmer of Halifax County, VA passed away May 5, 2019.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on July 11, 1935 and was 83 years of age. He was the son of the late John Edwin, Sr. and the late Eddie Mae Harper Palmer. He was married to the late June Redford Palmer.


He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  


Jack Palmer is survived by:

His Children

Janet Palmer Kirkland (Jim) of Hendersonville, NC

John Richard Palmer (Veronica) of South Boston

Eight Grandchildren

Anna Kirkland, Lucy Kirkland, Serenity Schafer, Isak Schafer, Tabitha McCubbins, Jessica Sweeney, Isabella Jackson, and Eleana Roberts

One Great Grandchild

Carter Sweeney

Companion of many years

Mary Gordon

and her Children

Catrina Roberts (Ryan) and Robert Jackson (Robin)


***Preceded in death by***

Great Grandchild

Declan Palmer Price


Sarah Palmer


Don Hart


A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Merchant and Jim Kirkland officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.


For memorials please consider Virginia Wildlife Association, 3118 N Riverside Dr, Lanexa, VA 23089 or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2:00 - 2:45pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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