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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