Joseph C. Palmer, Jr.

Joseph C. Palmer, Jr., age 59, of Middletown, DE, was taken by the Lord from his home on July 2, 2018,

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Joe was the son of the late Mary A. (Ward) and Joseph C. Palmer, Sr.  He was a graduate of DelCastle High School.  Joe served time in the US Navy and ended his career as a welder.  Joe was a lifelong hunter, fisher and crabber.

Joe will be dearly missed by his wife of 37 years, Helen “Kim” (Deputy) Palmer; his sons, Joseph C. Palmer III and his wife, Jessie, and Adam Palmer, all of Golts, MD; and his brothers, Dan Palmer and his wife, Georgeanne, and Bill Palmer, all of Wilmington.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Monday, July 9th between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington.  A private committal service will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project at  Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Tina Jennings M... on
Dear Kim I am so sorry to hear of JOE'S passing.My heart,thoughts& prayers are with you & your kids.I know God is with you so you will be ok.All my love Tina

Submitted by Shalyn Boulden on
Miss Kim, JC, Adam and family, Joe was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed. My entire childhood is filled with memories of Golts, pull pots, a golf cart, Casey Goat, the annual party and too many more to list. We were all so blessed to have Joe in our lives as long as we did and I will never forget him. Love you all and thinking of you always! Shalyn

Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
Deepest condolences to the Palmer family and friends for the loss of your loved one Joseph. Jehovah God Psalms 83:18 loves and cares about all of us we are precious to him he never planned for us to die he views death as an enemy and he will bring the Last Enemy death to nothing very soon 1st Corinthians 15 26. Then his son Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Submitted by Mark & Anne-Mar... on
We would like extend our deepest condolences and a blessing of comfort and peace to the Palmer family. Bill. We love you Brother!! May Joe rest in peace until you are reunited. He will watch over you always. God Bless

Submitted by Shiela on
I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures in this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Sissy on
My deep condolences to the Palmer family, I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus view of death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy

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