VIRGINIA BEACH-Retired Royal Navy Commander Jack Palmer, 85, passed away January 9, 2013. He was the son of the late Jim and Dora Palmer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Fay; son, Jim and his wife, Debra and a grandson Alistair.
A service will be Saturday at 11 am at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Burial will be Tuesday at 10 am at Princess Anne Memorial Park, 1110 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Please use the links provided to sign the online guestbook.Send Flowers
Our sympathy goes out to all of the Palmer family. I truly enjoyed Jack’s dry wit. Whenever, I would perform maintenance on their, yard he always had a joke or a smile. It was a pleasure to know Jack. He will be sorely missed.
Dear Auntie Fay,
I have been thinking about you and Uncle Jack and how you both have made me feel very special over the years. I am so thankful and blessed to have had such wise, kind, and loving persons in my life. I wish I was able to come down and pay my respects in person but please know I am continuously thinking of you and Uncle Jack as you both have a very special place in my heart.
All my life we have had on the wall in our house a poem entitled “Desiderata”. I even have a copy of it here with me in my Chicago apartment. There is a line in this 400 year old poem which reads in part as follows
“Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and lonliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.”
I hope, these words of wisdom give comfort to you.
You are in my prayers now and always.
Aunt Faye and Jim, Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I pray that God will continue to soothe your broken hearts. The good book says “blessed are this that morn for they shall be comforted” . Words can sometimes seem empty in these instances but only time heals. I wish we could be there with you but please know , we grieve with you for your loss and Monique will represent us with her presence…..Much love! Marcus Monique, Jayda, Nadia & Brandon Simmonds
We would like to add our thoughts and prayers to you at this sad thime.
Uncle Jack was a good and gentle GIANT. He was strong, kind and much admired for his endless reservoir of knowledge relating to just about everything.
I enjoyed speaking to him on the phone, and always smiled when he quickly and loveingly, handed the phone to “his Boss,” Auntie Fay. They have been together for so many years and set an example to the younger generation of committment and devotion.
As we say our goodbyes today , we believe that we will be reunited in years to come, throughout eternity.
May God Bless, you today and always,
Hugs and More
Jackie and Joe Simmons
Dear Auntie Fay,
I’m deeply sadden for your lost and the rest of the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. He will be missed by many. My he rest in peace. God bless you.
Basil and Family
Auntie Fay my condolences to you and the family. Mom always talks about you and uncle jack are such great people. I’m sorry for your loss my God bless you
The Thanksgiving service yesterday (Jan. 12, 2013) was very nice. I learnt a lot about Uncle Jack, his travels and his love for his wife and son Jim. His dedication and contribution in the British Navy was quite impressive. I have since had some time to look through old photos and this was fascinating to see the Naval ships, cars, animals in S. Africa, vacations with friends and touching to see our ancestors. Uncle Jack will be missed greatly. May he rest in peace and may God give Auntie Fay and Jim the strength to live on and keep his memories going. Love always, Monique
Words are difficult to come by when confronting the loss of a loved one. Uncle Jack was a kind-hearted, compassionate man, with a sense of humor as sharp and clever as any I’ve known. He was a good man that deserved the best the world has to offer and I am confident that he had just that if the love Uncle Jack and Auntie Fay shared is any example. Auntie Fay, I am so sorry for this terrible loss. He lives on with you and the precious memories of him that we share.
Dear Auntie Fay,
It has been my honor and privilege to have been here with you over the past couple of weeks to help you in this difficult time of loss and grief. You have been blessed with a long, happy marriage, something both Uncle Jack and yourself recognize as being a very rare and precious occurrence. The next few weeks, months and indeed years, are going to be very different for you, but life goes on and must be lived fully until the day the good Lord calls us all home.
Jim, it goes without saying that you have our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dad. It has been wonderful being with you again despite the sadness of the circumstances. Have a safe trip home to Australia and perhaps one day I will make it across to the other side of the world 🙂
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
We were sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that he is with the angels. We share backyards.
Dear Auntie Faye,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are truly sorry for your loss. I (Diana) did not have the pleasure of meeting Jack, but was so touched to receive your sweet cards and messages each Christmas. Nick remembers with great fondness his short time with you in Virginia and has lovely memories of his time with Jack.
We have learned much about Jack over the past few days and of his career and love for you and his family. May he rest in peace and we hope you find both strength and peace in the months to come.
With love, Nick, Diana and Callie