Harry Thomas Palmer Sr., 71, of North Vernon died at 3 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at his home.
Born July 1, 1945, in Versailles, he was the son of Harry George and Naomi Thomas Palmer. He married Sally Armstrong on Sept. 25, 1970, in Madison, and she survives.
Harry was a 1964 graduate of New Marion High School and served in the U. S. Army from 1965-1966. He was a machine operator for Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus for 32 years retiring in December of 2000. He was a member of North Vernon Moose Lodge, North Vernon Masonic Lodge 59, Indiana Milk Bottle Collectors and a coach of Little League baseball for eight years. His enjoyments included collecting antiques, especially Indiana milk bottles, going to auctions, fishing and hunting.
Besides his wife, survivors include sons, H. Tommy (Johna) Palmer Jr. and Brian L. (Taffany) Palmer, all of North Vernon; brother, LeRoy (Sue) Palmer of North Vernon; sisters, Pauline Rogers and Vadah (Scott) Hawkins, all of Madison; grandchildren, Jerod Palmer, Chasity McNicholas, Chase McNicholas, Lauren Lane, Makayla Palmer, Brianna Palmer, Bo Palmer and Luke Palmer, all of North Vernon; and great-grandchildren, Gracie Spurlock and Leah Spurlock, both of North Vernon.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Palmer and sister, Violet Palmer.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery with military graveside rites by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday.
A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by members of North Vernon Masonic Lodge 59.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Condolences may be shared at www.dovesharprudicel.com.