Louis “Lou” Calvin Palmer, Jr., age 76, of Cincinnati, OH died peacefully at Cedar Village on June 18, 2023, surrounded by his children and family. Lou suffered from vascular dementia for many years.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Ettie Palmer, his older sisters Barbara and Caroline, and his son Scott Palmer. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joyce Palmer and 7 children. Billy Palmer, Eric (Lisa) Palmer, Rebecca (Tim) Riesenberg, Amy Holt, Molly (Jim) Sprinkle, Katie Lainhart, and Nick (Lindsey) Davis. He is the beloved grandfather of 19 grandchildren: Kelly, Katelyn, Jake, Carly, Emily, Joey, August, Kurt, Nathan, Ally, Mallory, Macy, MacKayla, Mason, Mia, Shaun, Tyler, Sawyer, and Asher. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren: Kynlee, Olivia, Miles, Conor and Reagan. Lou is survived by his younger brother Dennis Palmer and his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Lou was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He moved with his family to Cincinnati when he was a youth, he attended Anderson High School and then started his own family. When Lou lived in Cincinnati, he was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan. He worked with the Kroger Company for many years. Lou coached soccer at the Hamilton Big Blue Soccer Club (coaching his sonsand many of their friends) and helped start the soccer tournament now known as the Mid America Soccer Classic – MASC tournament held at Joyce Park. Lou eventually moved to Kansas City where he was the president of Performance Information Enterprises for 9 years until he moved to Tyler, Texas to help take care of his parents. He stayed there many years after they passed. While living in Tyler, he sold Real Estate for the Pillsbury I-20 team for 14 years. Lou served as president and president elect for the Hideaway Kiwanis Club and was an active member of Lindale First Baptist Church and member of the personnel committee for many years. In September 2021 he moved back to Ohio to live by his children. He enjoyed going to many sporting and school events for his grandchildren, playing trivia and visiting with all his family in this area.
We are saddened by the loss of our father, but we know he lived a full life and is living in eternal peace now.
Memorial Visitation will be held at The Hodapp Funeral Home 6410 Cincinnati Dayton Rd. Liberty Township, Ohio 45044 on Friday 7/14 from 12 PM until time of Funeral Service at 1 PM. Celebration of Life following the visit to the cemetery at Becky’s house. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to hospiceofcincinnati.org
Friday, July 14, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, July 14, 2023
1:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)