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Doyle "Judge" Palmer Jr

Thursday, October 16th, 1947 Thursday, October 31st, 2019

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Obituary for Doyle "Judge" Palmer Jr

In Loving Memory
Doyle “Judge” Edward Palmer, Jr.
October 16, 1947 - October 31, 2019

On the afternoon of October 31, 2019, Doyle, loving husband and father of four, passed away surrounded by his family at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas, after suffering from complications from COPD and high blood pressure. Doyle was 72 years old.

Doyle E. Palmer Jr. was born in the town of Wellington, Kansas, on October 16, 1947. He was the second child of three children, the first son, of Zelda M. (Reida) and Doyle E. Palmer Sr.

Doyle graduated from Mulvane High School in Mulvane, Kansas, in the class of 1965. He married Shirley Jean (Martens), on May 5, 1968 - they spent over 51 years together and had four wonderful children; “Dete” Doyle Edward Palmer, III, “Boo” Shellene Jeanette (Palmer) Caldwell, “Dan” Danal Martens Palmer, and “Shanny” Shandelyn Kathy (Palmer) Speake.

Doyle studied at Wichita State University, enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably for 2 years as a Hawk Missile Loader SP5 E-5 Vietnam era in Europe, and then graduated with a degree in Engineering from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1977. Doyle worked as a chemical engineer and an instrumental engineer in the oil and gas industry in Kansas, Minnesota, Venezuela, and Texas until 2016 when he retired after almost 40 years in the engineering industry.

“Judge,” as many called him, enjoyed watching western films, vehicle modification and restoration, woodworking, furniture building and restoration, weapons, spending his free time in the shop, drinking, and loud fireworks. He was a modest genius, owned every tool you could ever need, always knew how to fix anything that needed fixing, and could engineer and build anything that needed to be built.

His sense of humor made him one of a kind and his magnetic and unique personality will never be matched or forgotten. “Judge-isms,” “Doyle-isms,” or “Palmer-isms,” and numerous repetitions of such were a regular part of his daily jargon and a normal part of our lives. A few of them include: “Are you cruisin’ or flownderin’?” “Oh boy!” “Too loud!” “Utilize!” “Get back! Sit down! Shut up! Be quiet!” “Dog eat or Kid-afied!” “Ugg-ee guy!” “It’s a SHIRT!” “Friggin’ Eastwood!” “Onroy, Leonard, Vitch!” “Ohh-ahh!” “Chicken tits!” “Go Pelican!” “Come back call! Feedin’ call!” He gave great nick names and always had a good laugh with everyone!

Doyle was preceded in death by his father Doyle and his mother Zelda. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, his sister, Doylene and her husband Rick, his brother, “Fance” Norris and his wife Dee, his children, “Dete” and his wife “Soni,” “Boo” and her husband Jarid, Danal and his wife Kristen, Shandelyn and her husband “Trae,” his grandchildren, Lauren, Drew, Alexis, Ayden, Maddox, Ashten and her husband Brian, Chandler, “Lizzy,” Graycen, “Louie,” JC, Tony, Danal II, Dawson, Tiffany, Eve, Stella and Willa (on the way), his great grandchildren, Lyla, James, Charlotte, and Dexter (on the way), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family, friends, and those whose lives Doyle touched are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6PM-8PM at Smith Mortuary, 501 E Louis Blvd., Mulvane, KS 67110. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11AM at Smith Mortuary, 501 E Louis Blvd., Mulvane, KS 67110. Pastor Rick Wheeler from South Rock Christian Church will officiate. We will have a luncheon to celebrate his life at the American Legion in Mulvane following the service Thursday afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Salvation Army or Doyle Palmer Memorial Fund, c/o Carson Bank, PO Box 158, Mulvane, KS 67110.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses that kept him comfortable and all of our family and friends that called, sent messages, and cooked for us during this difficult time. We love you all and thank you for your support and love as we grieve our husband, Dad, and Grampy. He will be missed forever and never forgotten.



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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary - Mulvane
    501 SE Louis Blvd.
    Mulvane, KS
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    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Smith Mortuary - Mulvane
    501 SE Louis Blvd.
    Mulvane, KS
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    Thursday, November 7th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Rick Wheeler
  • Interment

    Mulvane Cemetery
    1605 E 119th St. S
    Mulvane, KS
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Kenneth A Schaper

Doyle was my best friend all through school at Mulvane and later at Pittsburg. Along with Mike Humboldt and other friends, we shared many adventures and misadventures, many related to car activities. We were fortunate to escape some close calls. It was a valued friendship and time in our lives that helped prepare us for a more responsible future. Prayers and best wishes to Shirley, Fance, and all of Doyle's family.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Boo

Thank you so much Richard and Cathy. These are blooming beautifully. I get excited each morning I wake up to another gorgeous bloom.
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Norris Palmer

So long for now, Bro. Say hay to Dad, Mom, Ben, Bolt & the rest. Czech you down the track.
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