Mr. Rodney Wayne Palmer

  • Born: March 26, 1953
  • Died: September 24, 2013
  • Location: New Bern, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Rodney Wayne Palmer, "Uncle Wayne," of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 60. He was a loving son, wonderful brother, and a devoted uncle. He worked at Bosch for more than 17 years and enjoyed bowling, visiting the Cherokee casino and watching football, especially the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also liked to watch John Wayne movies and was a collector of Native American (Cherokee Nation) artifacts. Perhaps his greatest love was spending time with his family and making them laugh with his ingenious sense of humor and pranks.

A service to celebrate his life will be 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Jack Palmer.

He is survived by his mother, Joyce Palmer of the home; his sister, Jackie Palmer Broadway and her friend Ricky of Cove City; his niece, Amy Palmer Burris and husband Jeremy of New Bern; great niece, Tayler Lynn Smith and great nephew, Caleb Garrett Burris.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Family of Wayne Palmer,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I worked with Wayne at BSH Home Appliances for 12 years. Wayne was a true friend and he loved his family dearly. Wayne always had a word of encouragement, he was always a gentleman, always willing to help out and very independent. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Posted by Jeannie Mallard - New Bern, NC - Co-worker   October 03, 2013

Jackie, so sorry to hear about your brother, sound like a wonderful person. I know he will be missed. Will be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Tammy Wiggins - New Bern, NC   September 29, 2013

Joyce and Jackie, I am so sorry to just hear of Wayne's passing. He was a special person and will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Pam Heath - New Bern, NC   September 29, 2013

Joycie, I could not believe it when I heard about WAYNE. Last night I was downtown watching the SLEEPY HOLLOW filming. There was a guy there that said he worked at BOSCH and asked him if he knew Wayne And he said yes and that he had passed on TUESDAY. I was so shocked. Just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I won't be able to be there SATURDAY, for I lost my cousin Wednesday, and am going to his funeral. But I will be there with you in thought. I would love to come and see you Sunday if you feel like company. I always have thought a lot of you and your family. I'm sorry that I don't see you as often. Love you JOYCIE. I'm here for you. Love Lynn, Fred and ASHLEY.

Posted by Lynn C. Simpson - New Bern, NC   September 27, 2013


Jackie, So sorry for you and your family's loss. I'm sorry I never met Wayne because from what I've heard he was a very special person. He is with the lord now. Take care. God bless!

Posted by JoAnn Caton - New Bern, NC   September 27, 2013


Mrs. Joyce, Jackie, Amy, Tayler, and Caleb, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I know how much you all loved Wayne, "Uncle Wayne". May God bless you all and provide you with the comfort and peace you need in the days and months ahead. I send my love to you all.

Posted by Rhonda Heath Coltraine - New Bern, NC - Friend of the Family   September 27, 2013

Wayne was a pleasure to know and work with Wayne for many years. I knew when I hired Wayne that we had a dedicated and exceptional person. He has been a friend to many and will be missed by all.

Posted by Chuck Dale - Trent woods, NC - Friend/Co-worker   September 27, 2013

Mrs. Joyce, Jackie, Amy, Tayler and Caleb, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. I know how dear he was to each of you and how much you loved him. May God bring you peace and comfort during the days and months ahead. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of him and know that you will see him again one day. May God bless you, and I send my love and prayers to you all.

Posted by Rhonda Heath Coltraine - New Bern, NC   September 27, 2013


Wayne was my friend for a very long time. He always spoke of his family in a special way, of love. I will always remember him for the gentleman that he was, everybodys friend, and just a good man. Peace be with his Mother and the family.

Posted by Carol Lewis - New Bern, NC - Long time friend   September 27, 2013


So very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Del and I both enjoyed working with him at BSH.

Posted by Atwell Family - New Bern, NC - co-worker   September 26, 2013


Dear Palmer Family,
Very sorry about your loss. Wayne was a great man and well liked. He will be dearly missed by his B/S/H family.

R.I.P. Wayne

Posted by Joe Russo - new bern, NC - co-worker   September 26, 2013

Thank you Wayne for training my wife and I at B/S/H. You will be miss by both us. I will miss talking to you, sharing laughs, and talking about sports.

Roll Tide !!!!!!!!!!!!

James E.Colton

Posted by James & Anne-Marie Colton - New Bern, NC - Co -worker   September 26, 2013

My prayers for Wayne (my co-worker)and his family.

Posted by Faye Byrd    September 26, 2013

Miss Wayne, this is Sarah from bingo and knowing Wayne from BSH was a pleasure! God will walk u thru this hard time.

Posted by Sarah Jackson    September 26, 2013

My heart goes out to your family, Mr. Wayne was a good and kind man... he will surely be missed.

Posted by Douglas Bacskay - Vanceboro, NC - co-worker   September 25, 2013

Miss Joycie, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne . I worked with Wayne for many years and always enjoyed conversations with him. I always asked him to give you my love and tried to update him on Jordan and Allison to let you know how well they were and how much I appreciated your care and love for them. Know that our thoughts, love and prayers are with you.

Kathi Gaskins, Jordan and Allison Martin and family.

Posted by Kathi Gaskins - Newport, NC - Friend   September 25, 2013

my deepest sympathy

Posted by Lisa Sprague - new bern, NC - friend   September 25, 2013