Jack Palmer, age 88, of Calera, Ala., went home to be with Christ on April 19, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne Palmer; parents, Ward and Lucy Palmer; and brothers, Jim and Bill Palmer. He is survived by his daughters, Penny Palmer and Lisa Webb (Paul); son, Chris Palmer (Karen); sister, Mary Nell Barnes; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Jack graduated from what is now Auburn University with a degree in chemical engineering. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned Hall Palmer Wholesale Florist for 25 years, and later sold houses as a Realtor. Jack had a sense of humor that lit up every room and gave joy to every occasion. He offered friendship, goodwill, and love without reservation to family, friends, and strangers alike. Everyone who knew him can be grateful for the long and full life that he spent among us. There was a Graveside Service with Honors 1:15pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Alabama National Cemetery.