Bobbie C. Palmer

Bobbie C. Palmer

LAKEVILLE ­— Bobbie C. Palmer, born in Lakeville on Jan. 13, 1948, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024. He is survived by his loving wife, Marva J. Palmer, son Marc (Sandra) Palmer, daughter Erica (Fleming) Wilson, two grandchildren, Andrew Yost and Ciara Wilson, and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Francis Palmer and four brothers; Henry Palmer, William Palmer, John Palmer and Walter Palmer Jr.

He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and laughter that will be cherished by his family and those closest to him.

Bobbie was selfless and most known for his generosity and sense of humor. His spirit and comedic, joking banter would light up any room. He was a loving and caring soul who sacrificed to give so much for his family — the epitome of what an outstanding father, grandfather and husband is.

He was dedicated and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was smart and worked as an analyst at Travelers Insurance for almost 40 years. He also spent a lot of time giving back to help others — from volunteering, teaching adults to read and helping his neighbors.

Bobbie also loved to travel and had a passion for being outdoors — barbecuing, gardening, long walks or simply sitting outside taking in nature. One could also find Bobbie glued to the television watching a NY Giants game or NASCAR racing. He thoroughly enjoyed watching both.

If you knew Bobbie and wanted to honor his life —remember life is short. Tomorrow is not promised. If there is something you want to do or see, do it! Be kind and give back. If you have it to give… give it! Love hard, laugh often!

A funeral service will be held at Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home, 118 Main St., Canaan, CT at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15. The interment ceremony afterward will be with family.

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