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James Thurston Palmer, P.E. 63, of Chapin, died November 7, 2012, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on June 9, 1949, in Flint, MI, he was the son of Robert Ralph Palmer and the late Alice Thurston Palmer. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a graduate of the University of Wyoming, worked for S&M.E., Inc and was a member of A.S.C.E.

He is survived in addition to his father of Chapin by his wife, Marilyn Linder Palmer; sons, Robert J. (Andrea Hoertrich) Palmer of Alexandria, VA and Michael W. (Meghan Luttrell) Palmer of Rutledge, TN; a daughter, Andrea M. Palmer of Chapin; a sister, Susan Palmer Spencer of Chapin, grandchildren, Lexi Palmer and Fletcher Palmer and nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held at a later time. Memorials may be made to the SC Special Olympics, 1276 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

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#13 Terry&Grace Conard 2012-11-13 17:58
Dear Marilyn and family- Please know that our thoughts and prayers continue with all the family.
Jim was a wonderful man, no finer and loved by all.
We have a special place in our hearts for Jim.
He had such a kind and gentle way.
We are so very sorry.
#12 Ron Forest Jr 2012-11-13 14:37
To Marilyn and the Palmer family,
I was so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a mentor of mine from 1996 until 2003, when I worked in the Columbia office of S&ME. I always looked up to Jim and I kept coming back to him for advice and wisdom over the years since. Jim was such a nice person; I will miss him very much. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Ron Forest; Myrtle Beach, SC.
#11 Ellen Mack 2012-11-13 09:11
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy.
#10 Jennifer Hoderny 2012-11-12 16:32
Jim was a great man to work with and it was an honor to know him. He was a kind hearted man and would help anybody out in a hearbeat. He will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#9 robert luttrell lll 2012-11-12 11:52
jim was a gentlemen and scholar of the highest caliber and I loved him. I will miss him dearly.
#8 Gary Spencer 2012-11-12 08:45
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. Will keep you all in thoughts and prayers.
#7 Rick Burch 2012-11-12 08:35
I am very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a well-respected engineer and a pleasure to work with. He will be greatly missed by those of us who had the opportunity to work with him over the years.
#6 Bobby McLeod 2012-11-12 08:23
Dear Palmer family,
Please accept my condolences in your loss. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Palmer at Law Engineering and at S&ME. His dedication and integrity were an example to many, and his passing is a great loss to our profession.
#5 James Palmer 2012-11-12 07:50
To all family members of Jim Palmer:
So sorry for your loss. I never met Jim in person but rather over the phone during conversations over the phone when he needed my assistance with proposals for S&ME. He was very professional and always grateful for my assistance. I am sure he will be missed by all that knew Jim at S&ME.
#4 Donna Shealy 2012-11-09 13:35
I am so sorry to hear of your husband's death. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Donna Shealy
#3 Charles Oates 2012-11-09 10:32
Dear Palmer Family,
I am sorry for your loss, and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Jim was a wonderful person that was always fun to be around. Heaven is a little brighter now.
#2 Lorraine Stockman 2012-11-09 07:15
Marilyn, there are no words, but know that my prayers are with you and your family at this time.
#1 Marie B Johnson 2012-11-08 18:54
Marilyn I was so sorry to hear this afternoon. Please know my heart is with you and your family. There is so much I want to say but am unable. I feel your intense pain and wish I could just give you a hug. No words needed. I love you.