Edward “Ed” Lee Palmeter

January 19, 1928 - April 8, 2012
Edward “Ed” Lee Palmeter


Edward “Ed” Lee Palmeter 84, of Wilmington passed away Easter Sunday April 8, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Ed was born in Georgetown, SC on January 19, 1928, the son of the late James William and Addie Roberts Palmeter. A member of Lake Forest Baptist Church, he was a Police Officer in Wrightsville Beach, while working at Jewell Strickland before joining the US Postal Service. He retired as Postmaster of Smithfield, NC after prior serving Wrightsville Beach. He served his country in the US Army and Army Reserve. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Caroline Leigh Palmeter, and brothers Ted, George and Frank Palmeter.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years Mavis Hewett Palmeter, son Ed Palmeter, Jr., and wife Karen Means, granddaughter Candice Lauren Palmeter all of Wilmington, and a sister Gladys Sikes of Wallace. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday April 11, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Reverend Harold Manning will officiate the service. The family will see friends from 5PM until 7PM Tuesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • April 11, 2012
    Governor and Brenda Locklear says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

  • April 14, 2012
    Joan Jewell says:
    I would like to offer my condolences on behalf of my late husband, Albert. He often mentioned how special Ed was to the Jewell family. Ed had to have been very special for Albert to talk about him so many years after leaving Jewell Strickland. Sincerely, Joan Jewell