Palmer Jr., Jimmy

October 15, 1946 - February 13, 2020

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 Jimmy Palmer Jr. passed away at the age of 73. He was a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather.

Jimmy was born on October 15,1946 to Jimmy and Maxine Palmer in Muskogee Oklahoma. He was the oldest of two sons.

Jimmy moved to the Dallas Texas area in 1962 he worked for the United States Government Accountability office for 33 years. On June 1, 1979 he married Yolanda. They raised two children Roger and Leslie.

Jimmy enjoyed hunting, traveling and going to see movies. When he was younger, he enjoyed going hunting with his father, brother, and son. He traveled many places for his career and loved seeing those places. As he aged, he liked traveling to see his children and grandson. When he was home, he liked being able to see the newest movie at the theater. He passed that love onto his children.

Jimmy could always put a smile on his families faces with his sweet and calm demeanor, his little jokes and random facts. He loved being at home with his family and being able to just spend time with them. He will be dearly missed.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie, and his mother Maxine. He is survived by his wife Yolanda, son Roger and wife Nancy and grandson Reece. His daughter Leslie and husband Landry, and his brother Noah and wife Kathi and many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday February 19th from 6 o clock pm until 8 o clock pm at Aria cremation services and Funeral Home, 1820 N Belt Line Road Irving Texas 75061

A graveside service will be held on Thursday February 20th at Oak Grove Memorial gardens, 1413 E Irving Blvd Irving Texas 75060 at 10am.

9 replies on “Palmer Jr., Jimmy”

Kay Hickman says:

Yolanda, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. What a shock to have it happen so suddenly. I’m praying for you and your family.

Art Brouk says:

Sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was an entertaining and overall nice person. I sat directly across from him in the GAO Dallas office for a while.

James Cooksey says:

Jimmie, it is hard to believe you have passed. In our young and crazy days we spent many enjoyable hours exploring new places and experience. Your keen sense of humor and ability to spin a good yarn will be missed.

Reid and Lora Jones says:

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the Palmer family on this sudden loss. Jimmy was a wonderful coworker, friend and hunting buddy. We shared so many times together and he will be greatly missed. We pray that the Good Lord will grant each of you peace which passes all understanding.

David Hart says:

Jimmie was a special person. Good at everything! His teenage years were great with his Mustang motorcycle and a Honda dream with the sweetest sounding pipes that Jimmie had sawed off just right! Great snooker player and big brother to Noah!


I worked with Jimmy for over 30 years. He was quite a character and liked by everyone. Mary and I are so sorry for your loss.

Donna Fullen says:

We will miss his smiling face and support at our bowling tournaments. His pleasant demeanor cheered us on and helped us bowl our best. He will be greatly missed.

Tommy Baril says:

Yolanda, Roger, Nancy, and Reece,

I had the pleasure of getting to know Jimmy when I graduated from college and went to work at GAO. As the obituary correctly states, Jimmy always had a story or joke that made the new hires laugh. Thank you for sharing him with us. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

David Bennett says:

Jimmy was always quick with a funny story to tell of his adventures while travelling for GAO. If you ever needed cheering up, you’d just head down to his office on the 21st floor and soon you’d be laughing along with Jimmy at the absurdity of life. I will miss you Jimmy!

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