Grover Talmadge Palmer
Grover Talmadge Palmer, Jr., 79, of Crisfield, Md., died September 25, 2018, at Atlantic General Pulmonary Clinic in
Mr. Palmer was born on April 21, 1939, in Cuthbert, Georgia, to the late Grover Talmadge Palmer, Sr. and Eunice
Mr. Palmer graduated from Edison High School in 1957. He served as a medic in the United States Air Force from
1958 to 1962 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia Pharmacy School in
1966. He worked as a pharmacist in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Crisfield, Maryland.
Survivors include his sister Thelma Palmer Dews of Atlanta, a cousin Betty Bryan of Homestead, Florida, and three
nephews and one niece: Alton Lovell Dews, Jr. and his wife Cornelia of Mechanicsville, Virginia; David Palmer Dews
of Boise, Idaho; Steven Kirk Dews of Atlanta; Catherine Dews Dorrien and husband Brian of Dunwoody, Georgia; and
five great nieces and nephews.
Family and friends knew Grover to be a generous and adventurous man. He opened his doors to each of his three
nephews for extended periods of time when they were young adults, giving them the support they needed at a critical
time in their lives. Grover was very loyal to his many friends, and they were good to him. He was affectionately
known as “GT” by most people who knew him, though one of his close friends always addressed him as “Grovette,”
noting his life-long fondness for Corvettes that began with his 1957 Corvette. He traveled widely, loved dogs, and
often commented that all one needed to do was watch squirrels frolic in the yard to know that God is real.
Grover’s family wishes to thank the many good people of Crisfield, Maryland, who extended many kindnesses to him
over the last few years when his health began to deteriorate. Also, we are grateful to Jerry and Sandra Hicks of
Ellijay, Georgia, who recently hosted Grover in their home for many months and continued to offer their love and
support for the remainder of his life.
Burial will be at a later date in Edison, Georgia at Salem Cemetery.