Johnny Louis Palmer
Johnny Louis Palmer
  • April 27, 1943 - June 14, 2017
  • Austin, Texas

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Johnny Louis Palmer, 74, passed away on June 14, 2017, in Austin, Texas

Johnny was a graduate of the University of North Texas. He joined the United States Navy which led him to meeting the love of his life on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. He was a well-read man with a passion for fishing, history, and bridge. He was kind-hearted and lived his life caring and helping others. But most of all, Johnny loved his family. Distance would not keep him away from fly fishing conclaves, soccer games, dance recitals, and anything else his kids and grandkids participated in. Johnny was always there proud to support his number one fans. He was born of humble beginnings but ended his life rich with accomplishment and the love of his adoring family.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father Louis (Chad) Palmer and his mother JoWanna Gunnels. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rosa J. Palmer; his two children Mark L. Palmer and Sheila L. Benavides; his son in law Marco Benavides; and his two grandchildren Trenton D. Willis and Rebecca L. Benavides; his mother Wilma L. Daberkow; sister Dorinda D. Easley; brother James L. Palmer; nephews Jordan M. Easley, Jarrett L. Easley, Jonathan T. Easley; and his loving cousin, brother, and best friend Marty Stiles.