Rudy  Palmer
Rudy Palmer

May 8, 1940 - January 29, 2019
Born in Annapolis, MD
Resided in Lothian, MD
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Rudy Palmer, 78, of Lothian, Maryland, born May 8th, 1940 in Annapolis, Maryland, went to be with the Lord on January 29th, 2019.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jayme Dowding Palmer; four children: Jim (Paula) Palmer, Vickie (David) Kent, Dina (Danny) Campbell, and Elizabeth (Rich) Krafsig; 10 grandchildren: Angela (Paulo Arratia) Kent, Jonathan Kent, Benjamin (Marisa) Palmer, Gregory Palmer, Sarah Campbell, Rachel Campbell, Zackery Krafsig, Abigail Krafsig, Amelia Krafsig, and Stephanie Krafsig; 3 great grandchildren: Nate, Julianna, and Julian; sisters: Jo-Anne (Charles) Crandell, and Dinah (Larry) Ghirardi; brother-in-law: Lloyd (Retha) Dowding; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jones.

Rudy was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He joined the U.S. Air Force at 17 and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska when he met his bride in 1959. A significant portion of Rudy’s life was spent as the director of a home for troubled teenage boys, where he impacted the lives of many young men. In his later years, Rudy was “Santa.” He loved to see the joy in the eyes of people, young and old, whenever he was spotted. He enjoyed country and gospel music and all sports, especially the Orioles.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Family will be available to receive visitors at 10:30. A private burial service will be held on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riva Trace Baptist Church, 475 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035.




Memorial Service
Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD US 21035
February 16, 2019
11:00 AM


Riva Trace Baptist Church
475 W Central Ave.
Davidsonville, MD US 21035