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Thomas J Palmer

January 17, 1954 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

Thomas J. Palmer, 68, died on March 8, 2022 at his home in rural Rankin.  There will be a funeral service at 11:00am on Monday March 14 at Owens Funeral Home (101 N. Elm St.) Champaign, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery.

Thomas was born on January 17, 1954 in Urbana, a son of Robert and Alvernia (Webb) Palmer.  He married Joyce Crone in Tolono in 1974.  She died on October 2, 2015.

Survivors include: three sons, Jeremiah of Rankin, Josh (Rebecca) of Champaign and James of Ogden; five grandchildren, Aaron Ferraro, Mariah Palmer, James Palmer, Jr., Josiah Palmer and Madison Palmer; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Bobby Palmer, both of Urbana and one sister, Della Young of Urbana.

Thomas is preceded in death by one brother.

Thomas was a proud Veteran and served his country in the Army from 1974-1977 where he was a wheeled vehicle mechanic.  He then went to work locally at The News-Gazette finally earning retirement in 2017.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
March 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home
101 North Elm Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Funeral Service
Monday
March 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Owens Funeral Home
101 North Elm Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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