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Albert Palmer

October 7, 1954 — March 19, 2023

Albert Palmer, 68, Joplin, Missouri passed into eternal rest, March 19, 2023 at Joplin, MO comfortably at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Albert was born October 7, 1954, in Wichita, KS to Albert Palmer and Nola Palmer. He lived in Joplin, MO most of his life, with time spent in Arizona, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Albert worked as a dedicated sheet metal worker among various construction trade occupations.

Albert Palmer married Glenda Smith-Palmer, on February 29, 2008, in Joplin, MO, and joked often that he only needed to remember every 4 years, though he made sure each day was better than the last.

Albert is survived by daughter Dina Keller, daughter Racritia and husband Michael Slatton, daughter Tifnie and husband Brian Navarro, son Jeremy Palmer, son Albert and wife Kaelsey Palmer, as well as stepson Mike Brown, stepson Christopher and wife April Leyda, and stepdaughter Sunshine and husband Jay Sherman. Albert is survived by grandchildren Kayle and husband Cayden Stansill, Austin Keller, Masin Keller, Matthew Navarro, Mackenzie Navarro, Ashley Slatton, Sarah Slatton, Izaak Palmer, Ilizabeth Palmer, Breanna Brown, Skyler Brown, Landon Brown, Logan Brown, Elijah Leyda, William Leyda, Hanna Leyda,  Katie Gordon, Jade Talbot, Kayla Talbot, Steven Talbot. Including 3 great-grandchildren Chloe and Riley Keller and Melodie Talbot.

Albert's other love in life was music. Albert enjoyed playing any instrument, but most of all his guitar. Albert would play for anyone that would listen, passing this wondrous gift to many of his children and grandchildren. His love for music transcended time and space and was used widely in his life as a way to bring people together and express his love for life. Albert was a loving loyal friend who was eager to help anyone in need. Albert was always sharing stories from his past and life lessons to help guide those who were eager to listen. Albert leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and joy for the life he shared with so many. He would want us to find him in the music, listen for his words through those beautiful melodies, and know he is waiting to play us sweet sounds when we meet again. "It's never goodbye, always see you later."

The family will hold a Celebration Of Life visitation will be held at 11:00 am at Faith Assembly 7211 E 32nd St Joplin, MO with pastor John Michael officiating.

The body has been taken for cremation under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.

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