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Ernest B. (Burt) Palmer Jr.

noflower-flagMr. Ernest B. (Burt) Palmer, Jr., 1st Lt U. S. Marine Corps, Retired of Lebanon, TN formerly of Hamburg, Arkansas, died on September 7, 2016.  He is preceded by death by his parents, Ernest and Lorraine Palmer and a sister, Paula Palmer.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda B. Palmer of Lebanon, TN, a son Lewis (Bart) Palmer of Memphis, TN; and two step sons, Duke Tribble of Lebanon and Mark (Elaine) Tribble of Little Rock, Arkansas.

He served his country from 1949 until 1970 during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.  During his military career, he served for a year with the C.I.A. sponsored covert Helicopter Operations in Laos and Burma.  This Helicopter Operation was the beginning of the Air America Helo Program.  He considered it an honor to have served his country and a privilege to have been a U. S. Marine.

Visitation will be at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home on Friday, September 9, 2016, from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M.  Graveside service after visitation at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Request no flowers but memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Nashville, TN or a charity of your choice.

Messages for the Family

  1. Bill Talmadge says:
    Burt was a good friend of mine an outstanding Marine and will be missed.I will always remember him . You always knew where you stood with Burt. A great person. May he rest in peace. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. Bill and Chris Talmadge
  2. DALE WARDLOW says:
    A GRAT PERSON A GOOD FRIEND MAY HE REST IN PEACE SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY .DALE &PEGGY WARDLOW
  3. Harold English says:
    My friend, fellow Marine and former neighbor in Memphis, I’ll always remember you. Fair Winds & Following Seas.
  4. Ann Pistole says:
    Glenda and family, I am very saddened to learn of E.B.’s death, we were friends for a long time, I always appreciated his humor and great personality, he will be missed!!
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