James Walter Palmer, 68, of Taylorville passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was a Custom Cabinet Maker, and a Real Estate Appraiser and Developer and a member of the Edgewood American Legion post 1168. Jim was born in Fairfield, Ill. on April 2, 1949 to Howard T. and Lillian Virginia (Sorrels) Palmer. He married Karen Milnes on August 19, 1972.
Jim is survived by his mother Lillian Kerr of Effingham, Ill., wife Karen Palmer of Taylorville, two sons: John Palmer and James (Hayley Harbert) Palmer both of Taylorville, two grandchildren: Owen and Otto Palmer, brother Gregory Palmer of Edgewood, and sister Elaine Nelson of Leo, Ind.
Jim was preceded in death by his father Howard Palmer and sister Linda Slifer.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, Ill. with burial at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield. Full military writes will be provided. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Friday at the Funeral Home.
Johnson and Vaughn Funeral home is in charge of all arrangements.