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Harry Timrod Palmer
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  • The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
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“Diane and FamilyIt is not often that someone comes into your life with the type of passion that Harry had. I am sorry that we are just hearing about...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas Riley - Summerville, SC

“Diane & Family, I am so deeply sorry at the loss of Harry. What a kind and caring man. I would look forward to our chats Regatta weekend. Sending...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: M. Elaine Proctor - SC - Friend

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Beth Byrnes Trenaman - Charleston, SC

“My heart aches upon hearing of Harry's passing and my mind reflected on youthful days growing up in Charleston. Harry was good looking, kind and fun...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly Stoney - Charleston

“Having known Harry and Diane through our shared insurance careers, I was shocked to hear about his untimely death. I will certainly miss his wit and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Chuck Peterson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Cody and Jess- Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Prayers and hugs to you all.Erin, Ro, and Jayden ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Erin McCauley - Charleston, SC

“To the Palmer Family,On behalf of the Center for SCI at Roper, we want to offer our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Harry's quiet dignity will...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Collins - Charleston, SC

“Diane - So sorry for your loss. Harry was such a wonderful spirited character. Every visit to our office was a pleasure. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Whitney Powers - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jackie Wham

“My time with Harry was as a teenager and the dominant picture that comes to mind is Harry's wit and mischievous smile, his meticulousness and always...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Caroline Smythe - Charleston, SC

“Friends can be hard to make, but my friendship with Harry and the Palmers was easy and immediate. While visiting with Harry soon after he got home...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Chris Sosnowski - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Love and prayers to all. Tom has so many special memories. You are on our thoughts always.Tom ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: TOM/SHELAGH CHOPE-zzT - IN

“Diane,Shirley and I were saddened to learn of Harry's death. We learned of it too late to attend visitation or the funeral. We do wish to extend to...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: David & Shirley Shaw - Charleston, SC

“Harry,My Goodness! I know you didn't expect to be receiving such words as these, at least so soon. Way too soon. I would love to hear your response,...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: John Sosnowski - Sumter, SC

“So very sorry to hear about Harry! I always enjoyed our little chats at his dental appts! Thoughts and prayers are with the family!Patty Voegtle ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“The Schroder family was saddened to hear of Harry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane and all of the Palmer family.Aage and Edwina...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Aage Schroder - St. Augustine, FL

“So very sorry to hear about Harry. I have known the family since they lived on Adams Creek before they moved to Brigger Hill. Thanks to dad Jim, the...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Fowler - Rockville, SC

“You were truly a genuinely sweetheart,with an amazing spirit! As your caregiver, a friend, we shared many stories,series of movies/films! We laughed,...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon Odom - Goose Creek, SC

“My prayers are with you all. Harry is already so missed -- with his gentle spirit, kindness, and great wit -- he is always to be remembered. Harry...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer Swegle - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My condolences to the family. May the wonderful memories of your loved one comfort you until the God of love promises are fulfilled. 1 Thessalonians...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so very sorry for you loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.All of our love and blessings,Frederick and Susie Schaffer ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Susie Schaffer - Wadmalaw, SC

Harry Timrod Palmer, 63 of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Diane Natale Palmer, passed on Thursday, February 7, 2019. His funeral will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, in St. John's Parish Church, 3673 Maybank Highway at 3pm. The family will receive friends, Friday, February 15, 2019, in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street from 5pm - 7pm.

Harry was born August 12, 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late James L. Palmer and Patricia B. Palmer. As a surfer boy with blue eyes and long blonde hair, Harry met Diane at Jacksonville University. Having known each other since those carefree college days, Harry and Diane would have celebrated 40 years of marriage in April. Harry earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida, which he often put to use as a devoted listener and avid advice-giver. Along with his job as an insurance broker, Harry was a proud and active member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the Bastiat Society. Harry never lost his wisdom, wit, love of surfing, his garden or devotion to his wife and children even during the most difficult of times, and his memory will continue to touch many lives.

He is survived by his wife, Diane of Charleston; daughter, Alison H. Palmer of Bethesda, MD; two sons: Kyle M. Palmer, Cody L. Palmer and his wife Dr. Jess Hannah with their daughter Natale R. Palmer, both of Charleston, SC; brother, James L. Palmer and his wife Sherry Palmer of Charleston, SC; two sisters, Patricia P. Parker and her husband Jay Parker of Birmingham, AL and Helen P. Seal and her husband Mitchell Seal of San Antonio, TX. The Palmer family would like to personally thank Kema, Krista, Damonica and Sharon for the dedicated and loving care they gave to Harry; he looked forward to his time with each one of you.

Memorials may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis by email: or by phone: 305.243.7147; Roper St. Francis Foundation-Spinal Cord Injury Center Endowment by visiting: htts://