Thomas C. Palmer, age 75, of Bear, Delaware passed away on February 22, 2022 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Tom was a graduate of Christiana High School and the University of Delaware. He also obtained a master’s degree from USC. He owned and operated a paving company, Palmer & Associates, for more than 30 years.
Tom was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the University of Delaware baseball team. Tom was drafted as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and then served in the United States Air Force.
He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing and playing tennis for many years. His family was always the most important thing to him.
Tom is survived his wife of almost 53 years, Barbara V. Palmer, daughter Jennifer Sutton (Chris), son Jeffrey Palmer and his grandson Brayden Kapes. He is predeceased by his parents, Francis C. Palmer and Cora Mae Palmer and his grandson Ryan Kapes.
A Viewing and Funeral Service will be held on March 1, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, Delaware 19702. A committal service will take place on March 14, 2022 at 11:00 am at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware 19701.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nemours Children’s Hospital, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19803.