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Rodney Elbert Palmer

June 9, 1940 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 79)



Rodney Elbert Palmer, 79, of Salem, VA., passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3:53 p.m.  He was born June 9, 1940 in Raven, VA. He retired in 2002 from the V.A. Medical Center, Salem, VA. after 28 years and 9 months employed as a Pipefitter.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Wilma Fay Palmer; son, Rodney Edward and wife, Jessica Palmer, all of Salem, VA.; two grandchildren; and one great grandson, all of Danville, VA.; special friend, Garland Chambers; three sisters, Mary Binder, Janet Abney, JoAnn Irwin; several nieces and nephews.

A private visitation for the family will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Lotz Funeral Home Salem.  A private funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Lotz Salem Chapel. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Good Samaritan Hospice for their compassionate care and understanding, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.


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Salem, VA

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