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Clinton Edward Palmer

December 1, 1953 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 63)
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Message from Shani Hedden Palmer
February 2, 2018 4:05 PM

Dearest Clinton--Thinking of you and Dennis today, and remembering all the laughter and good times we shared. I always looked forward to seeing you, and your sympathetic ear for my frustrations with the world of aviation were such a balm on my nerves. I can only imagine the riotously funny time you and Dennis are sharing up there in Heaven. Mother is doing well, though her deep sadness is palpable, and Kathy, Lindsay and the family are always on our minds. Kenny and I love and miss you. I'm so grateful to God that goodbye is not forever. Until we meet again, your sister-in-law, Shani
Message from Marilynn Hunt
November 30, 2017 6:58 AM

LTC Palmer was a joy to be around, and I am honored to have worked for him.
He will be missed.
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A candle was lit by Marilynn Hunt on November 30, 2017 6:46 AM
Message from Kathy Palmer
November 27, 2017 1:15 AM

I just want to thank those of you who were able to attend Clint's service at Arlington last Monday. It was a visible tribute to him which made me very proud. It was also so nice to see/meet some of his Boeing friends. You made my heart a little lighter.
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A candle was lit by Ed and Dotti Joslin on November 13, 2017 2:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Lt. Norman & Prudence Geisel on November 9, 2017 9:36 AM
Message from Tom Holland
August 3, 2017 11:34 AM

Kathy & Family,
Clint was in my prayers daily during his illness and my prayers and sympathy go out to you all. Clint was a positive and supportive influence to all he worked with at Boeing and he will be missed.
Message from Roger Hackler
August 3, 2017 1:44 AM

Kathy and family,

I am so very sorry of learning of your loss. I had the honor to serve with Clint in the 2/159th and have many great memories of our times together deployed in Desert Storm. He was truly bigger than life, a role model, and a mentor. Peace be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Message from Kathy Palmer
July 26, 2017 2:15 AM

I just want to let each of you know how very grateful I am for your expressions of sympathy and so many kind words and personal stories about Clint. I do find some comfort in them and find myself reading them over and over. I think he would be surprised to see how many people have responded but pleased to know he touched your lives in some way. This past three weeks have been hard - seems like much longer since I saw him and we could talk. Hopefully soon I will be able to focus more on the good times and less about his death. Thank you for helping me get to that point.
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A candle was lit by Daniel Barker on July 17, 2017 2:16 AM
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A candle was lit by Steve Marietta on July 12, 2017 2:16 AM
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A candle was lit by Ann and Bob Seaver on July 11, 2017 2:24 PM
Message from Ken Knoll
July 8, 2017 8:27 PM

My condolences to the Palmer family. I had the pleasure to work with Clint at Boeing and he was one of the good guys. He was a great leader because he thought of others and always made it fun.
Message from Bill Hackett
July 7, 2017 3:32 PM

Clint was a great guy. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years. When times were tough, we sometimes swapped people from my department to his and his to he was always concerned about others. We also served on a board concerning people's careers and he was always fair and insightful. We sometimes disagreed, but I ALWAYS resected his opinion and weighed it heavily. He was also a very personable guy and friendly no matter what his station or power. He will be missed very much. Sadly, I will not be able to pay my respects in person as I have moved to Maine recently, but my heart and mind will be with his family. Prayers to you my friend. Bill
Message from Jerry Reavey
July 7, 2017 3:12 PM

Clint was a "Best of Boeing" kind of guy, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to work with on a daily basis. He was one hell of a good guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this time of sorrow.
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A candle was lit by Kathy Rae (Barnes) on July 7, 2017 12:31 PM
Kathy, as you know, I was so sad to hear that Clint had passed. I will continue to remember all the great times we had in Clarksville. I know he is in a wonderful place, and is no longer suffering.
Message from Nicole Latta
July 7, 2017 12:08 PM

My deepest condolences to Clint's family. Clint was a kind, compassionate leader and will be deeply missed. He was an admirable man who was admired by many. I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace until we meet again.
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A candle was lit by Irene Calabro on July 7, 2017 11:18 AM
Kathy and family - My prayers are with you and your family. Clint was not only a great manager that I have had the opportunity to support, he was also a friend who guided me through my career here at Boeing as well as a lending ear when in need. He is truly missed by all and will never be forgotten and will always remain in my heart.


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A candle was lit by Dan Hatcher on July 7, 2017 10:46 AM
Kathy and family - My prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of working with Clint at Boeing. Truly a good man, soldier and friend. I will always remember his smile and dedication to our Chinook community. Our Country shares your loss. Two turning, two burning - clear for take off!
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A candle was lit by Pat Dougherty (Boeing) on July 7, 2017 10:30 AM
Kathy and family,
I am so saddened to hear this, he was such a good person to work with here at the Boeing Company. I was lucky enough to work with him - and for him - while he was managing the CH47 Service Engineering department here in Philadelphia. He was always available to listen, and provide advice and direction in my career here. We had a good rapport right from the start, and I am blessed to have met him. I know he will be sorely missed, he loved his family so much and was so proud of you all - always showing the latest pictures of his grandchild(ren). Our loss is heaven's gain.
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A candle was lit by Pat Dougherty on July 7, 2017 10:22 AM
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A candle was lit by Susan and Bill Little on July 7, 2017 8:58 AM
Message from Sandi Smith
July 6, 2017 9:41 PM

Kathy and sorry for your loss, but rejoice the Clinton is not ill any longer. Prayers of comfort for all of your family.
Message from Jeff Clark CW4 retired
July 6, 2017 9:30 PM

The Chinook community has lost one of the best company commanders. I was in B Company when Clint commanded A Company. He was liked and respected by everyone who knew him. RIP Sir.
Message from Boeing
July 6, 2017 8:21 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the Palmer family. Clint was a great man and will be missed in the Chinook community. I enjoyed knowing and working with this Great American!
Joseph Coghlan
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A candle was lit by JW Burdette on July 6, 2017 7:38 PM
Message from Steve Hubbard, CW5(RET)
July 6, 2017 3:26 PM

My condolences to the Palmer Family. I knew Clint from working with him when we assisted the Cargo PM Office on numerous occasions, he was and honorable and sincere individual and I am proud to have known him.
Message from Dale & Miriam Humphreys
July 6, 2017 2:34 PM

Dear Kathy & Family,
We are very sorry for your loss.
You and your family are remembered in our prayers and thoughts.
With love and sympathy.
Message from Katye Jones
July 6, 2017 1:48 PM

Kathy, there are several of us here in Chattanooga (classmates in Jr. high and High school) that have been touched by your loss. We pray that God will bring you a sense peace as you struggle thru this difficult time.
Message from Sue Walker
July 6, 2017 1:27 PM

Kathy and family,
I don't have the words to heal your pain, but know that Clint's smile, friendly hello and kind gentlemanly ways will always be remembered so fondly by so many people that he encountered. I have faith that it will continue from above, hope you find the strength and peace to go forward and I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sue Walker co-worker at Ridley Park Boeing
Message from Al Karam, Bradenton Florida
July 6, 2017 1:18 PM

Dear Mrs. Palmer,

I am so sorry to hear about Clint's passing. During my career at Boeing I had the honor and privilege to work with Clint. I worked in Project Engineering but Clint never hesitated to give me assistance from Service Engineering whenever I needed it. As you well know Clint was a super guy and will surely be missed. I cannot say enough how nice Clint was. He was always there for you. God bless you and your family.
Al Karam
Message from Arturo Rainer
July 6, 2017 11:40 AM

Dear Kathy,
I am very sorry to hear of Clint passing. Domingo Lopez kept me updated of his status and I knew he was very ill. Clint was a extraordinary person and I consider myself very lucky to have to know him.. Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to see much of you both lately but Maria and I always remember when we have the honor of having you at home.
Our prayers are with you. I hope that our Lord gives you the necessary strenght to go throuth this difficult time.
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A candle was lit by David & Diane Rickards on July 6, 2017 10:38 AM
Dearest Kathy
Diane and I send our sincerest condolences. We pray for your peace and Clint’s acceptance by our Lord in Heaven.
We remember our times at Team Chinook and Users Conferences over the years as well as my times working with Clint for his 20 years at Boeing. He is a true friend and missed by many. Rest in Peace Brother!
Message from Sue Jernigan
July 6, 2017 10:35 AM

Kathy and all the family and friends. LTC Palmer was an excellent supervisor during his tenure at Ft Eustis. I remember so well his leadership skills as well as his concern for those around him. He served his country with pride. I pray peace for you all.
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A candle was lit by Sue Jernigan on July 6, 2017 10:32 AM
Message from Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti
July 6, 2017 9:58 AM

Dear Kathy,

My heartfelt condolences to you, Lindsay and all of your combined families.

Clinton fought the good and courageous fight till he slipped away in peace. In person or in spirit and heart, you were always the faithful and courageous partner at his side.
Despite a time of heart wrenching loss, may you always be at peace in that knowledge. Clinton would want you at peace and soldiering on - with your family and friends at your side. Blessing on him, you and the family.

Love, Mary Ann
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A candle was lit by Nancy Galloway on July 6, 2017 9:54 AM
Message from Sara and Mark Jones
July 6, 2017 8:52 AM

Kathy and Lindsay;
Sara and I send our deepest sympathy to you all. Clint was a bigger than life guy. His patriotism and service to his Soldiers is legendary and his friendship is etched in our memories forever. Matt sends his respects too and fondly remembers shooting hoops with Clint in Williamsburg and bantering back and forth in the process, both of them giving as well as they got. God bless you and your family in this time of great loss.
Sara and Mark

Message from Bobby Lambert
July 6, 2017 8:34 AM

Clint was a great leader. And person to have as a leader. He was also a man that was like a the soldiers he had under him. He will be missed.
Message from Karin Fleming
July 6, 2017 6:41 AM

I'm so sorry that you have lost your best friend of 45 years. I know you are very sad but take some solice in that Clint's suffering is over and he is now at peace. He will always be at your side in memories and in many other ways. Karin
Message from Patti Kriebel
July 6, 2017 6:17 AM

Kathy and Family:

I am so sorry for your loss. Clint was an awesome co-worker and friend. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all.

Patti Kriebel
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A candle was lit by Ann Tiernan on July 5, 2017 11:08 PM
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