Donny Jerome Palmer

November 6, 1957 - February 17, 2024
Donny Jerome Palmer

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Donny Jerome Palmer, born on November 6, 1957, in Ohio, passed away on February 17, 2024, in North Carolina. He was 66 years old.

In early life, Donny was a member of the International Union Of Operating Engineers, working as a Shoreman for various dredging companies. Later, he worked for Teledyn Explorations in the Gulf of Mexico, providing data to oil companies. Despite facing a life-altering injury while building steel commercial buildings, he continued to persevere until his retirement.

Donny is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marcia Baptist Palmer, his son Michael Jerome Palmer and wife Teresa Mathis Palmer, his daughter Jana Michelle Hartley, and his grandchildren SPC Gabrielle Lynne Palmer, Janie May Palmer, Adrianna Perez, and Dixon Perez. He is also survived by his mother, sister, nephew, great-nephews, niece, great-nephew, great-niece, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other family members and friends who will cherish his memory.

Donny’s hobbies included fishing, hunting (although he never shot anything), and enjoying time shooting guns on his Grandpa’s old farm. He was a high school graduate with some college education.

Donny will be remembered for his resilience, dedication to his family, and the joy he brought to those around him. He leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will continue to inspire all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00AM till 11:00AM, with a memorial service to held at 11:00AM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • March 04, 2024
    Kathleen L Keller says:
    So sorry for your loss...sending prayers of comfort and strength to you and his loved ones.

  • February 28, 2024
    Margo Baptist says:
    RIP, Brother. You helped me so much during my younger years and I am very grateful. Much love to sis Marcia and Mike and Jana. I love you all and will pray for GOD’s healing power.

  • February 28, 2024
    Amanda Carroll says:
    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to Marcia, Jana and all of Donny’s family during this difficult time.

  • February 28, 2024
    Wendy Benson says:
    Sending prayers to all our family. I am one of his cousins , He was loved by so many. I didn't get to see him much mostly at his mom's birthday parties. When we were younger I got to see him more. He will be missed. RIP Donny