Henry Palmer


Henry Charles Palmer Jr.

August 26, 1949 - October 26, 2016


Henry Charles Palmer Jr., 67, of Rittman, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 after winning his fight against cancer.

He was born Aug. 26, 1949 in Cleveland to the late Henry Sr. and Louis (Reith) Palmer and graduated from Buckeye High School and Ashland University.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970 having received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam where he served from Dec. 1968 – Dec. 1969. He worked at Euclid Chemical and RDF Logistics in Lorain for the past 23 years and had made his home in Rittman since 1993 having previously residing in Doylestown.  He was a member of the Rittman Moose Lodge, Wadsworth Eagles and the V.F.W. in Wadsworth.  He loved riding his Harley, hunting, fishing and camping as well as flying planes and drones. 

Surviving are his wife,  the former Carlene “Corky” Ward whom he married on June 3, 2000; children, Andrew Charles Palmer and wife Ashley of Dayton, Tami Jacobs Fern and husband Scott of Rittman, Bill Jacobs and fiancé’ Renee of Canton, Adrienne Marshall of Columbus, Nick Flock and Angela of Rittman, Zack Flock of Rittman and Leslie Apple and husband Mike of Barberton; grandchildren, Sandi Richards, Brandan Fern, Christiana Jacobs and Sam Cat; great-granddaughter, Sofia Jacobs, brothers and sisters, Ruth Andrews of Cleveland, Arnella Smith of Medina, Donald Palmer of Medina, Ernest Palmer of Brunswick, Barbara Cook of Medina, Lenora Calabris of Wadsworth, Julia Oravetz of Brunswick, Charlotte Chaney of Wadsworth and Dennis Palmer of Medina; nieces and nephews and his best friend, Ellen Kay.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 31st at 11:30 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Isaac Little officiating.  Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main St., Creston, OH 44217. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 

Name: Della Favinger

Corky and  family, so sorry  for  your  loss. My  thoughts  and  prayers  are  with  you



Name: Susan Smith  Alexander

I'll always remember you and your smile Henry . I'll cherish my memories over the years . Love you and Corky . Two of my closest friends 



Name: tom/betty cox

Our deepest sympathy go out to the family. 



Name: Greg

Henry was such a Great Guy he treated everyone like a friend he was so nice to me when my wife passed, going out of his way to talk with me and make sure I was ok, Henry will be sadly missed so please with except my Prayers and heartfelt condolences that God will Bless your family and see you through your days ahead.

Greg Parnell & Family


Name: Nancy and Bob Hanwell

Our sympathy to the family.  You are in our prayers!  God Bless You 



Name: Andie Pilutti

Adrienne, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad.  When you spoke about him, it was clear how much you deeply loved him.  Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. 



Name: Vivian Heater CF Cordinator, Meals on Wheels

Corky and family, so very sorry for your loss. You will be in my thought and pray


Name: Jim&Sherry yoder

Rest in peace my Veteran brother you fought the good fight many times the war started it the war ended it may your family find peace.


Name: Carl L Detchon Jr

Long time friend and coworker. He will be missed. Condolences and prayers for the family


Name: susan snell

So Sorry for your loss .And to say thank you for being such good friends of my son,he always enjoyed his company.


Name: Ellen fringer

I never posted before but want the family to know I'm praying for you. I miss Henry so much .I text him almost everyday. And find my self wanting to text him now. He was like a big brother to me . My heart hurts yet today .









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