Daniel Thomas ‘Danny’ Palmer
Daniel Thomas “Danny” Palmer, 73, of Sanger, died June 20, 2013, following a short illness.
Born Sept. 28, 1939, at Sanger, he was the son of the late Thomas Tarzan and Geneva Alice Rainey Palmer. A brother, George Sumner; sisters, Juanita Jenkins and baby Thelma Sumner; great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Mae Miller; and a son-in-law, Ian Gilbert Miller, also preceded him in death.
Danny was a member, senior deacon and song leader at Gentry Missionary Baptist Church. His gifted singing voice for God had graced the little country church for many years. He loved the Lord and his family and was always willing to provide a helping hand to everyone in the community.
He loved and respected the UMWA and was a disabled coal miner with 50 years’ service; Danny was a good friend to the union. He was a member and financial secretary for Local #6046.
Surviving: his wife of 51 years, Jerri Louise Burns Palmer; son, Edward Lee Palmer and wife Vanessa of Hilltop; daughters, Norma Palmer Miller of Sanger, Joann Burkett and husband Randy of Roanoke, Va., April Cantley and husband David of Sanger, and Kimberly Perkins and husband Timothy of Hico; a sister, Joann Turley of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Chris O’Boyle of Jackson, Ohio, Heather Cutrer of Norfolk, Va., Daniel Palmer of Harrisonburg, Va., Jason Palmer of Cocoa, Fla., Nicol Shepherd of Lynchburg, Va., Randy Burkett II of Roanoke, Va., Joshua Miller of Oak Hill, David Cantley of Oak Hill, Nicholas Miller of Oak Hill, Treasure Palmer of Oak Hill, Mahaley Palmer of Oak Hill and Emma Perkins of Hico; 12 great-grandchildren; and his church family at Gentry Baptist Church as well as many additional family members and friends.
Graveside rites and committal service, followed by burial, were June 23 at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill, with Pastor Bill Drennen officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.