Harold 'Hoppy' Obourn Palmer 7/2


KENNEY — Harold Obourn Palmer, 84, previously of Kenney, passed away at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, Ariz.

Harold would like to let you know that his work here is done.  He received a call on April 16, 2021, at 10:10 p.m. with an offer he just couldn’t refuse for an assignment to continue to serve and will not be returning.  This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends, especially his son Wayne Harold Palmer.  He left detailed instructions with his wife and daughter who were present when he accepted this assignment to celebrate and not mourn the completion of his long and happy mission here.

Harold was born on July 10, 1936, in Bloomington, the son of Roy and Alma Palmer.  He married Beverly A. Meadows on February 5, 1961, in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Beverly Palmer, Mesa, Ariz., and daughter Kimberly Palmer, also of Mesa, Ariz.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Roy, son, Wayne, brother, Howard, and step-mother, Irene.

Harold was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Midway, his state, the Department of Corrections, as a Lieutenant at the Logan County Correctional Facility, and his community, which he called home for over 40 years as a volunteer fireman, village marshal and village trustee.

Due to personal circumstances, the service date was delayed but has now been set.  The service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 9, 2021 at the Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, officiated by a friend, Chaplin Henry Johnson, of the Logan County Correctional Center, from which Harold retired. 

If you would like to attend the service at the cemetery and participate in the funeral procession, please arrive at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, at 10:30 a.m.  A luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m.  in Kenney, on Main Street at the Kenney Civic League, and we would love to have you join us. The family requests casual attire at the services.

Memorials can be made to the Kenney Fire Protection District.

Letters of condolences can be mailed to Beverly Palmer at 650 N. Hawes Road, Lot 3401 in Mesa, AZ 85207.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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