Charles "Bill" Palmer

May 22, 1937 - April 9, 2022
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Charles William (Bill) Palmer, 84, passed away peacefully in his home on April 09, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  Charles, who preferred the name Bill, was born on 5/22/1937 to Albert and Evelyn Palmer in East Liverpool, OH.

Bill joined the USAF when he was 17 years old, he loved his country and was extremely proud to honor, serve and protect it. He made the Air Force his career.

He started his career as a hydraulic mechanic on aircraft and eventually aspired to Air intelligence. While in the Air Force he lived in England, Washington, Wyoming, Texas, and Arizona. While stationed in Tucson, Arizona he met and married Venita, his wife of 63 years. Unfortunately, his military career was cut short after serving 17 years, by an accident that left him medically unable to continue his military Career.

After retiring from the Military, Bill and his family settled in Tucson, AZ where he started and completed a new career. Bill felt that one of the most important things in life was spending time with his family and friends, whether it was boating, hunting, fishing, or camping, he was always taking his family on adventures and making sure his children had the best that life had to offer. He was an amazing father, brother, husband, and friend and will be missed by all that knew him.

Bill is predeceased by his son David Palmer; his parents; and his sisters, Janie Schmidt (Palmer) And Karen Sioux (Palmer)

Bill is survived by his wife, Venita; children, Keith Palmer, Tamara Baker (Palmer) and Denise Kleimola (Palmer), fourteen grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren; his Brother Jerry Palmer; and sister Bertie Schwartz.

A memorial to honor Bill will be held on April 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm at Marana Mortuary 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ 85653


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Born: May 22, 1937
Died: April 9, 2022

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Jeff Schwartz posted on 6/18/22

I have many great memories of Uncle Bill, especially the week-long summer family reunions that were held for many years. He was always fun to be around, and he always had a great story to tell. He was a great man, and he will be missed dearly.


Richard Wilson posted on 4/20/22

My love and condolences to all the family members. I know he will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Wanna thank him for his service in the military in the air force. I met him on occasion while he was living in Tucson at the Branding Iron Park where I met and grew as friends and work companions at Anderson Painting for a few years with his two son's David and Keith. God bless his family as they move on in his loving memories Amen.


Sandy Sodawasser posted on 4/17/22

Venita and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers.


Susan Driskill posted on 4/16/22

So sorry for your loss, he will be missed by all.


Kelly Barnes posted on 4/16/22

Im so sorry for your loss.


Sheila Hornet posted on 4/16/22

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy. Some of my best memories are with the Palmer Family. Our love and prayers are with you all. ????


Lillian Garlej posted on 4/16/22

Deepest condolences to the family. Thinking of all. God bless each and everyone.


Josie posted on 4/15/22

Bill, you will be missed! There are so many memories throughout the years, spending time with you and all of those who came from the creation of yours and Venita's love. Thank you for the gift of your love, your children, grand children and great grands. My life would never be the same without them.❤


The Carrillo Family posted on 4/15/22

So many precious memories, May Gods eternal light shine upon you Uncle Bill!


Jodie Palmer posted on 4/15/22

My favorite memory of uncle bill is him showing me half his finger and saying a turtle bit it off. Then saying rawr and jumping at me. Rest Easy Uncle Bill


Jodie Palmer posted on 4/15/22

My favorite memory of uncle bill is him showing me half his finger and saying a turtle bit it off. Then saying rawr and jumping at me. Rest Easy Uncle Bill