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George Leroy “Buddy” Palmer, age 54, of Greenville, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2013 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Buddy was born on January 21, 1959 in Grand Rapids and earned an associate’s degree from Montcalm Community College.

He had previously worked at Kent Foundry, was currently employed at Amerida, and had been a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil L. Palmer; step-mother, Beverly Palmer; and a step-sister, Marie Horning.

Surviving are his mother, Betty McKeever of Gowen; a son, Aaron & Alexandra Palmer of Longview, Texas; two daughters, Brittany Palmer of Belding, and Gracie, at home; three grandchildren, Alayna Palmer, Baylee Palmer, and Zander Palmer; a sister, Shannon Palmer of Kalamazoo; two brothers, William “Bill” Palmer & Denise Goodwin of Gowen, and David Palmer of Belding; step-siblings, Jerri Rentsman of Greenville, John Wood III of Sheridan, and Eric Wood Sr. of Ionia; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation is Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with a reception immediately following at the Eagles Club. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

Honoring his wishes, no formal services will be held and cremation will take place later. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Buddy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com

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  1. Anonymous on March 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    03/21/2013 –

    Brian S. Little, Sr.

    I will miss ya Bro, and I am still looking for those Metric Screw-Drivers you wanted me to get you.

    R.I.P.


    03/21/2013 –

    sue burrows

    we will miss u.


    03/20/2013 –

    keith riesberg

    to my friend and my pool captain, you are a great guy and always kept things fun, thankyou for the memories and teachings


    03/20/2013 –

    Cindy and Jerry Saffell

    Our heartfelt sympathy for Buddy’s family. We will certainly miss him. But we are so thankful that he is part of so many memories in our life.


    03/20/2013 –

    Christina Dahlke

    You will truely be missed… I always thought of you as an Uncle to me… Cuz well Ive know you since I was knee high to a grasshopper. We love and miss you tons!!! R.I.P Uncle Buddy


    03/19/2013 –

    Genean Christiansen

    You will be missed by so many. my deepest sympathies to your family. You my friend were and always will be remembered as a great man. RIP Buddy


    03/19/2013 –

    Dave Miller

    Been awhile since i saw you’ you were one of my old gas customers, I knew your brother Dave way back when, You will be loved in Heaven, my condolences to your family, may God bless them in the days to follow….Dave Miller


    03/19/2013 –

    Jo Ann Forist

    you will be truly miss cousin. you are with are maker.R.I.P Buddy.


    03/19/2013 –

    Dawn Geer

    So sorry for your loss. Sending a hug to Dave


    03/19/2013 –

    MICHAEL FRAME

    Sorry for the loss of a great guy, he was a amazing friend,and would do anything for anyone, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    R.I.P BUDDY


    03/19/2013 –

    Duane Ortiz

    Buddy you will be greatly missed by many. I’m sure all who knew you has a good memory in there heart I know I have a few. And condolance’s goes out to the family also, Be strong as Buddy would want it that way.My prayers are with you all.


    03/19/2013 –

    Allen Christensen

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Allen & Pam Christensen


    03/19/2013 –

    matt mcnelly

    I had only known buddy a few years but he was deffinetly an awsome guy. We had a lot of fun shooting pool together. One day we will shoot again my friend. Rest in peace. You will be missed. And I’ll play that song for you at The Reno.


    03/19/2013 –

    connie harris campbell

    Your going to be missed by many old freind R.I.PMRYH


    03/19/2013 –

    Jennifer Gotwalt

    You will be greatly missed, my heart goes out to the family.. R.I.P Buddy..


    03/19/2013 –

    wanda Kimble

    Hey Buddy my friend.. God may have called you home but no one can take away the awesome memories that you have left on everyone’s heart that had the pleasure to know you.. I have many good memories!!! RIP my friend!! Love, Wanda


    03/19/2013 –

    Leroy & Becky Wright

    Praying for Peace for the family in these hard times!! Love ya Brittany and Aaron!!


    03/19/2013 –

    Johnny Ortiz

    dude you touch so many people’s lives that will never be forgotten my friend


    03/19/2013 –

    Amanda Cass

    I will never forget the wonderful person you are and the laughs we have shared. I miss you and always will. My prayers go out to the family. I love you, Buddy!!!


    03/19/2013 –

    Kim McMeeken

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family! Gonna miss ya! RIP Buddy


    03/19/2013 –

    Sandi Bowerman Smith

    May God take you to a better place. I pray for Buddy’s family to heal the pain and sorrow that losing your loved one brings.
    God Bless All of You


    03/19/2013 –

    RENE HODGES BRANDEL

    sorry for your loss


    03/19/2013 –

    annette roszell

    rip my friend u were truely an amazing man.you might be gone but you will never be forgotten… thanks for all the memories we have… love always


    03/19/2013 –

    Faith Ridgeway

    We went to school togeather he was a great person … Our Sympathy goes out to the Family.


    03/19/2013 –

    Kellie Border

    RIP Buddy you will be missed!!!


    03/19/2013 –

    Byron Bailey

    you will be missed my friend,was a pleasure knowing you!


    03/19/2013 –

    Deb Humphrey McDaniel

    I’ve known Buddy for 45 years. Buddy was a great guy and alot of fun he will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.


    03/18/2013 –

    Lynda and Ashley Sowles

    We are gonna miss you very much Buddy. R.I.P. Love ya my fellow pool BUDDY.


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