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Richard Palmer



Date Deceased: 07-04-2013
Age at Death: 60
Cause of Death: Massive stroke
San Marcos, TX
US Air Force
Survived By: He is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, Mark Shellard and 
Matthew Palmer and his wife, Melinda Lauren; daughter, Emma Kneupper and 
husband, Justin; and six grandchildren, Marcus and Katherine Shellard, Bryndan 
and Declyn Palmer, and Kayleigh and Garrett Kneupper. He is also survived by 
cousins, Paul Johnson and Ruth Ann Molyneaux of Illinois.

Richard R. Palmer of San Marcos, Texas passed away on July 4, 2013 at the age of 
60. He was born on April 29, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Raymond C. 
and Mildred Palmer. Richard loved music and played in the High School band in 
Bloomington, Illinois where he was raised. He joined the USAF, serving at Scott 
AFB, Illinois and Lakenheath AFB, Suffolk, England, where he was an NCO of 
Medical Records, led disaster preparedness plans and coordinated medical 
evacuations. While serving in England, Richard met his wife, Sue of 31 years, 
and their love story has no end. He attended Bloomington Normal University and 
Southwest Texas State University-San Marcos. Richard worked in retail management 
for many years and as a staffing coordinator for Home Care Agencies. He lived in 
San Marcos since the early 1980’s and loved to volunteer and serve his 
community. He was dedicated to serving wherever there was a need. He was a 
member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Marcos and attended St. John’s 
Episcopal Church, New Braunfels with family and mentored with his wife, Sue at 
Christ Chapel, the campus ministry, cooking for Southside and always willing to 
serve. Richard loved England, pubs, touring castles and landmarks and our family 
in the U.K. Richard’s favorite activity was bowling at which he excelled, local 
events, enjoying his grandkids, mini-golf and Masterpiece Theatre. Above all, 
Richard loved his six grandchildren and his family. He was the best husband, Dad 
and Grandpa God ever made. He is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons, Mark 
Shellard and Matthew Palmer and his wife, Melinda Lauren; daughter, Emma 
Kneupper and husband, Justin; and six grandchildren, Marcus and Katherine 
Shellard, Bryndan and Declyn Palmer, and Kayleigh and Garrett Kneupper. He is 
also survived by cousins, Paul Johnson and Ruth Ann Molyneaux of Illinois. 

Sue Palmer



 
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01/15/14 12:31 PM #1    

Jane Schweizer (Fairchild)

I just learned of Richard's death and sadness came to my heart.  I so much enjoyed Richard at Bloomington High School.  He was a wonderful person to know.  I am so happy to hear of him being married to his wonderful wife all these years as they shared the joy of having their children and their grand children.   My heart is so very sad in learning of another friends death in life.


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