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Robert C. Palmer

June 15, 2014

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Robert C. (Bob) Palmer, Jr., on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Terrell D. Suggs officiating.
Burial will be in Union City Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Palmer, 62, of Union, Mississippi, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Palmer, a native of Macon, Mississippi, had been a resident of Union since 1981.  At the time of his death, he served as President of The Citizens Bank, Union branch, which he had the privilege of opening in 1981.
Bob loved the Lord, his family, and his friends.  Never meeting a stranger, he had a way of making everyone who crossed his path feel important.  Truly Bob had a personality larger than life and to know him was to love him.  Bob was a member of First Baptist Church, Union, the Union Chamber of Commerce, and actively involved in community service.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Palmer of Union, Mississippi; daughter, April Palmer Gernaat and her husband Doug Gernaat of Starkville, Mississippi; son, Brad Palmer and his wife Krystal of Philadelphia, Mississippi; step-daughter, Sherry Gunn and her husband Mark Gunn of Meridian, Mississippi; step-son, Greg Winstead of Union, Mississippi; six grandchildren, Cole Gernaat, Ethan Palmer, Logan Palmer, Molly Palmer, Zoey Palmer and Zach Griffin; mother, Betty Palmer of Brandon, Mississippi; sister, Ann Welch and her husband David Welch of Raymond, Mississippi; niece, Kaylee Welch of Raymond, Mississippi; and nephew, Rob Welch of Madison, Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Palmer, Sr.
The family requests any memorials be made to a favorite charity.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

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