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Ernest Palmer

May 11, 1935 — May 20, 2017

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Ernest Robert Palmer died May 20, 2017 in Wayne at the age of 82 years 9 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services are entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Robert was born May 11, 1935 in Dougherty, Oklahoma to Harry "Gus" and Ella Mae (Farris) Palmer. He was raised in Davis, Oklahoma. Robert worked as a machinist for many years, before retiring in 2000 from J&K Auto Parts. On August 18, 1989 he married Eva Joyce Evans in Purcell, Oklahoma. Robert enjoyed riding around in his truck with his best friend, Penny, his beloved dog. He also enjoyed breakfast at Carl’s Jr. and going to his daughters to drive the gator/rhino, and brush hogging. Robert liked to drive around in his power chair, which he called his "Little Red Car". He could always be found at Varsity, and he never met a stranger.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Ella Mae Palmer; and step-son, Ted Harper. Survivors include his wife, Joyce of the home; daughters, Mary Jo Palmer and Dennis Ingram of Davis, OK, Nancy Tomlinson and Brett Streller of Earlsboro, OK, Patsy Gilleland of Norman, OK; step daughters, Betty Keely of Wayne, Shelly Baker of OKC, Dianna Anderson of Wayne; step son, Bert Harper of Wayne; 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

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