William Soloman Palmer of Cashiers, N.C., husband and father, passed at age 73.
William was an avid hunter and fisherman who never missed a chance to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his admirable work ethic, his determination to ensure the success of his children, and his undying love for his wife. He was a provider but also a man who made certain that his family could withstand any challenge with or without him. From teaching mechanic skills to the art of hunting and the merit of a days hard work, William modeled what it means to be a parent and a husband. He taught resilience and how to rise above poverty and illiteracy by providing opportunities that were never afforded him.
He is preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Pearl Palmer and his brother Phillip Palmer. He is survived by his wife Patricia Stewart Palmer, his eldest daughter and her husband Ginger and Jerry Whitman, and youngest daughter and husband April and Nathan DeBeve. He leaves behind 4 sisters and a brother. His grandkids Alex Mabry, Addison and Zoey Whitman, and Anna Debeve will miss him dearly. His nieces and nephews will never forget how much he loved them.
In the end, William enjoyed that helicopter ride he swore to never take and was reunited with his brother to leisurely hunt squirrels and deer to their hearts’ content.
William was deeply loved and shared what he enjoyed, thus his life has become a part of us. He will be missed! He was loved!
William’s immediate family will celebrate his life, returning his ashes to the beautiful mountains he so loved.
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