Stephen “Melon” Palmer June 1, 1961 – October 28, 2017

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Stephen Dell “Melon” Palmer, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother & friend passed away unexpectedly October 28, 2017 at his home. He was born June 1, 1961, the son of Shirley Palmer and Kathryn Pinckard Palmer.

Papaw Steve loved his family and was so proud of his grandkids. He loved spending time with them – from hunting trips to watching all their football & baseball games, to tinkering on cars and building things with them. Steve loved hunting & fishing but he also was a passionate racing fan and had lots of racing friends and buddies.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Shirley Palmer and son, Shane Edmonson.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara (Patterson) Palmer, whom he married on July 30, 1993. Also surviving are his daughters, Amie Palmer, Brittany Bearden & husband, Beau and Kristi Edmonson; daughters-in-law, Marissa Brooks and Cindy Webber; grandchildren, Zane Palmer, Kristopher & Justin Edmonson, Forrest, Madison & Tate Edmonson, Tristan & Noah Brooks, and Ashlynn Chovantez; mother, Kathryn Palmer; brother, Sydney “Bubba” Palmer & wife, Christy; sister-in-law, Bertha Hargon & husband, Ronnie; many nieces, nephews other relatives and close friends.

Funeral Service is 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 AM.

Following the service, Steve will be cremated.