Franklin McNamara Palmer
Franklin McNamara Palmer
  • July 16, 1944 - October 30, 2017
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Frank Palmer, 73, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 after a brief illness. A memorial celebration will be held at Tony's Restaurant, 1903 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180 on Friday, November 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Frank was born in Clarksdale, MS on July 16, 1944 to the late L.O. "Buck" and Mary Louise McNamara Palmer. He received a civil engineering degree from Mississippi State University in 1966. He was a member of the MS National Guard, MSU Army ROTC, and the SAE Fraternity. Frank worked for the Corp of Engineers and Waterways Experiment Station for over 35 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Patricia Parker, Mildred Anne Smith-Miller, and William "Bill" Palmer.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Anne Harper (Geoff); niece, Laura Beth Bailey (Chip) and their daughters, Elizabeth McNeece (Brant) and Molley Bailey; niece, Paige Richardson (Robert) and their daughter, Christina Richardson; and nephew, Steve Parker (Ramona) and his daughters, Kelly and Morgan Parker.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MSU Alumni Foundation at

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